Tennis stars Evert, Davenport take swing at acting
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Evert and Lindsay Davenport are taking a swing at acting as guest stars on "CSI." Some script revisions were in order, though, when the retired tennis champions shot their scenes.
Evert, Davenport and tennis commentator Justin Gimelstob all play themselves on Wednesday's episode of the CBS series starring Ted Danson and Elisabeth Shue, a friend of Evert's.
According to Evert, the original script called for Davenport to find the body of a female pro player that sets the episode in motion.
Evert recalls thinking: "Oh my God, Lindsay has a scene where she has to act." Evert says "she never likes attention."
Davenport read the script and said, "I had a panic attack. I was like, 'There's no way.'"
By the time Evert arrived at Calabasas Tennis Club for filming, Gimelstob was being fingered as the suspect.