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Navratilova admits she is considering Wimbledon

Martina considers Wimbledon return from BBC and Ananova.

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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.

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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."

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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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All I can say is good luck to her. She is having a dip and enjoying doing it
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Unless the French Open experience turns out to be a disaster, I think that she will play Wimbledon for sure.
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Martina considers Wimbledon return from BBC and Ananova.

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Martina Navratilova has admitted she could go for a 10th Wimbledon singles title this year at the age of 47.
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It would be great for her to play Wimbly(=) again, but I don't believe that "helping my doubles" bit for one minute. Helping her doubles or not, she's all about the playing singles in her last year on the tour.

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Since I'm getting bad rep points for daring to suggest Martina not play singles....

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Not after the beatdown she'll get at the French Open.
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Martina Navratilova has admitted she could go for a 10th Wimbledon singles title this year at the age of 47


I'm assuming those are the journalists words and not Martina's!?
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She needs to consider some damn Metamucil......to unclog her ass...What in the fuck is she thinking...I am getting upset thinking about her messing up these draws.

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If she wants to do it. JUST DO IT.

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She needs to consider some damn Metamucil......to unclog her ass...What in the fuck is she thinking...I am getting upset thinking about her messing up these draws.
I mean she took the spot of some other up and coming player.
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Oh,please... If she's a tennis legend, and she is, she should get a chance to play if she wants to. I'm sure she wouldn't want to go out there and get destroyed, she obviously thinks she might get a win or two. Personaly, I don't like her. But all this crap about taking the spot of someone else, please... If that person is not good enough to be in top100 AND not good enough to be among those couple of wildcards, then maybe it's not such a HUGE shame.
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All she wants to do is break records or make history. Its no longer about tennis.
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And tennis is all about what...? Yeah, people in sports really don't care about braking records or making history... It's everybody's dream, imo! So, why should she be an exception?
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shes running out of money
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