(NEW YORK POST) Tennis great Jimmy Connors hints his former fiancée, America’s on-court sweetheart Chris Evert, got pregnant and then had an abortion as they became the biggest stars and the most popular couple in the sport.

The bad boy of tennis reveals in his new memoir, “The Outsider,” that just weeks before their planned wedding in 1974, “An issue had arisen as a result of youthful passion, and a decision had to be made as a couple,” Connors writes.

“Chrissie called to say she was coming out to LA to take care of the ‘issue.’ I was perfectly happy to let nature take its course and accept responsibility for what was to come.”

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