Navratilova admits she is considering Wimbledon
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Navratilova eyes Wimbledon
Martina Navratilova has admitted she could go for a 10th Wimbledon singles title this year at the age of 47.
Navratilova hinted that a good display at the French Open might see her make a comeback in the singles at SW19.
"I'm taking it one tournament at a time but it's certainly a possibility. We'll just see what happens, how I feel, how I do and take it from there," she said.
"If I think it can help my doubles, then I will play. If I think it will hinder the doubles, then I won't play."
Navratilova made her singles comeback at Amelia Island last month, and the French Open will be her first Grand Slam singles action for 10 years.
It is 20 years since she won the second of her two titles at Roland Garros, and her last singles match there was in 1994, when she lost in the first round.
There's no need for anyone to know where I will be practising next week
She played her last Grand Slam singles match at Wimbledon later that year, losing to Conchita Martinez in the final.
Navratilova holds the record for Wimbledon women's singles titles, but has made it clear her priority is the doubles events.
She teamed up with Leander Paes in the mixed doubles last year to win her 20th Wimbledon title.
"Just practising for singles helps my doubles. I want to get more match play. This is one way to do it," she said.
Navratilova would not reveal where she will spend time preparing for the French Open.
"I want to keep it quiet. I'll be practising on clay in Europe," she said.
"Not that it's a big secret, but there's no need for anyone to know where I will be next week."
Martina Navratilova has not ruled out the possibility of returning to play in the singles at Wimbledon this year.
The 47-year-old holds the record for women's singles titles, having won 167 events in her career and Wimbledon nine times. She has not taken part in the singles of a Grand Slam event for 10 years, but has been handed a wild card entry to the French Open.
"I am taking it one tournament at a time, but it (Wimbledon) certainly is a possibility," she said. "We will just see what happens, how I feel, how I do and take it from there."
She added: "If I think it can help my doubles, then I will play. If I think it will hinder the doubles, then I won't play. It is as simple as that."
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Born : April 23rd 1978
Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 5' 5" (1.65m)
Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg)
Plays: Left handed
Career Prize Money: $652,031
Highest Singles Ranking: 39 (Feb 9th 04')
ITF Titles: Augusta (2005), Gifu (2005), Fukuoka (2003), Port Pirie (2001), Jakarta (1996).
Finalist (1): 2003 - Tashkent.
Semifinalist (1): 2003 - Bali.
Quarterfinalist (6): 2004 - Birmingham; 2003 - Memphis, Pattaya City; 2002 - Bali; 2001 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 2000 - Shanghai.