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‘Got up on the Wrong Side’- Chris Evert Strikes Back at a Fan for Accusing Andy Murray’s Mother Judy of Stealing the Limelight From the Murray Brothers

Published 08/22/2022, 12:30 PM EDT

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Like many other players of her time, Chris Evert has also been very active in terms of giving her unfiltered views and opinions. Having a no-nonsense attitude, the former world no.1 often gives it back to social media users for their unpleasant words. The latest to cross the vision of Evert is a social media user who tried taking a dig at Judy Murray, mother of Andy and Jamie Murray.

Yesterday, the 21st of August, Judy Murray took to her Twitter handle, expressing her views on a transgender athlete topping the women’s pro golf tour. While a majority section of society came out in support of Judy’s statement, that wasn’t the case with the mentioned Twitter user. While he accused Judy of taking the limelight from the Murray brothers, Evert took no time in striking back at him in utmost fashion.


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Chris Evert comes out in protection of Judy Murray

As mentioned earlier, Chris Evert is rightly known as the one having a no-nonsense attitude. The proof? Her reaction to the Twitter user. Learning about the user’s comment on Judy, Evert wrote, “Wow… he got up on the wrong side of the bed….”

The roots of the banter go back to a report published by a renowned media house. As per the report, Hailey Davidson, 29, became the first transgender women to receive the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour card. Sharing the news, Judy wrote, “No. Not fair at all. Protect women’s sport. Listen to the facts, the scientists and the medics. This is wrong.”


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Disapproving Judy’s viewpoint, the user wrote, “Shut up for goodness sake. You have always been completely devoid any talent yet you hang on to the coattails of your sons. It’s no wonder you’re hated in the town.”


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The legacy of Judy Murray

Judy Murray is rightly counted in the elite list of the greatest tennis coaches of all time, especially in Britain. A former player herself, Judy took up the responsibility of coaching her sons Jamie and Andy Murray. Helping her sons taste success on the professional tour, she headed for the next step of her professional career.

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In 2011, she was elected as the captain of the British Fed Cup team. Holding the position for 5 years, she resigned from the post in 2016. Ever since then, she has been a regular participant in talk shows surrounding tennis. Along with her tennis connection, she is also a trustee of the Judy Murray Foundation.



Ahmar Wasif

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Ahmar Wasif is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is a national level tennis player and has a number of titles to his name. His experience on the court allows him to incorporate a deeper understanding in his coverage of the sport.

Edited By: Tony Thomas