Jimmy Connors was born as James Scott "Jimmy" Connors on September 2, 1952, in East St. Louis, Illinois to Gloria Connors. He spent most of his childhood days in East St. Louis, Illinois. Connors was raised a catholic. Jimmy had already begun playing tennis when he was below 11. He moved to Southern California with his mother to be coached for tennis. Jimmy attended St. Phillip's grade school. Jimmy had already won Junior Orange Bowl two times when he was 12and when he was 14.
Jimmy Connors began his professional career in 1974 when he participated in the Australian Open. Connors won the tournament. In the same year, he won the Wimbledon and US Open. In 1976, Connors went on to win the US Open. Soon, in 1977, Connors won the Masters Cup and WC Finals. In 1978, he won the US Open. Connors went on to win the WCT Finals in 1980. In 1982, he won the Wimbledon tournament and US Open. In 1983, Connors won US Open. Connors retired in 1992.
Jimmy Connors's win percentage throughout the years was 82.62%. Connors went on to begin his commentating career in 1990 for NBC-TV. Furthermore, Connors went on to cover the Wimbledon 2014 for BBC. He has also worked for Tennis Channel as a commentator and analyst. Connors has also coached American tennis player, Andy Roddick and womens no. 1 tennis player, Maria Sharapova.
Jimmy Connors was engaged to Chris Evert who was a tennis pro like him. Connors and Everts engagement broke shortly. It was later known that Evert was pregnant with their child but aborted it without the consent of Connors. Jimmy then went on to get engaged to Marjorie Wallace who was a former Miss World. However, the engagement did not lead to a marriage.
Later, Jimmy Connors went on to get married to wife, Patti McGuire in 1979. Connors wife, McGuire was a Playboy model. Together, the couple has two children. The family lives happily in Santa Barbara, California.
Net worth, achievement, social involvement
Jimmy Connors is currently 64 years old. He stands tall at the height of 5 feet 10 inches. Jimmy Connors net worth is noted to be $12 million coming out of his salary from his tennis career, coaching, and commentary career. Till date, Connors has won prize money of $8,641,040. Till date, Connors has been honored with many awards for his exceptional performance.
In 1982, Connors was awarded ITF World Champion, ATP Player of the Year, and ATP Comeback Player of the Year in 1991. Jimmy Connors has written an autobiography called The Outsider which published in 2013 and won a British Sports Book Awards. The bio of the very talented and renowned, Jimmy Connors can be found on various social media sites like Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook, and more.
by Bchrome, 07 Dec, 2016