Jimmy Connors reveals why he and Chris Evert didn't marry

American tennis legend Jimmy Connors has revealed that he had got then-fiancee Chris Evert pregnant, but she had made the decision to abort the child, according to his new book.

updated: May 03, 2013 10:07 IST
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In his new memoir, Connors strongly suggests that his fiancee, who was just 19 then, has an abortion shortly before they were set to tie the knot in 1974, according to a report in the New York Daily News.

"An issue had arisen as a result of youthful passion and a decision had to be made as a couple," Connors writes in "The Outsider."

Connors said he wanted to "let nature take its course" and accept responsibility "for what was to come." But Evert, who was raised in a staunch Catholic home, took a different step.

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