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  • Chris Evert trophy will go to No. 1 player in WTA

, FILE - In this July 22, 2017, file photo, Tennis Hall of Famer Chris Evert waves to applause as she arrives at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. The Women's Tennis Association has dedicated its trophy for the top-ranked player of the year in honor of Chris Evert. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

26 of October 2018 21:42:28

SINGAPORE (AP) — The Women's Tennis Association has dedicated its trophy for the top-ranked player of the year in honor of Chris Evert.

Simona Halep has received the newly named Chris Evert WTA World No. 1 Trophy. She's the year-end No. 1 player for the second straight season. Halep isn't playing at the current WTA Finals because of a back injury.

Evert was the first WTA No. 1 in 1975, when she won 15 titles. She says she's "honored and privileged" to have her name on the trophy. The American finished her career in 1989 with 157 singles titles and 18 Grand Slam singles titles.

Steffi Graf earning the year-end No. 1 a record eight times from 1987-96.

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