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First Borg, now Navratilova to sell Trophy...

Navratilova is putting her Wimbledon 1979 doubles trophy up for auction. She won this trophy together with BJK. Does anyone know why they put it up for auction? http://www.lelands.com/bid.aspx?lot=810&auctionid=603

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Navratilova is putting her Wimbledon 1979 doubles trophy up for auction. She won this trophy together with BJK. Does anyone know why they put it up for auction? http://www.lelands.com/bid.aspx?lot=810&auctionid=603
For a player who pretty much blows their load anytime she even mentions Wimbledon, putting the trophy up is extremely disrespectful in my opinion.

Borg was facing bankruptcy. What's her excuse?
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I can understand Borg's reasons. Maybe Martina's reason is to raise money for a good cause or something. I dunno. Strange...
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martina is rich,probably the reason its not something personal..maybe for charity lik u said ^^

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For a player who pretty much blows their load anytime she even mentions Wimbledon, putting the trophy up is extremely disrespectful in my opinion.

Borg was facing bankruptcy. What's her excuse?

well, it wasnt true that borg was facing bankruptcy, he just wanted to be sure that his family's economical future would be safe.

But he changed his mind about selling them after McEnroe called him up and did some yelling Perhpaps BJK or someone could do the same.

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For a player who pretty much blows their load anytime she even mentions Wimbledon, putting the trophy up is extremely disrespectful in my opinion.

Borg was facing bankruptcy. What's her excuse?
Most likely for charity
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For a player who pretty much blows their load anytime she even mentions Wimbledon, putting the trophy up is extremely disrespectful in my opinion.

Borg was facing bankruptcy. What's her excuse?
Probably like Bjorg, she doesn't have enough room in her trophy cabinet to store them all.
In Nav's case, she has so many that selling one wouldn't really make a noticable dent in her collection.

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If only I could top the current bid...
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I think this is absolutely disgusting, I think a trophy which represents history, you shouldn't sell it. And even if it is for charity, there are a lot of other things which can bring up a lot of money for charity! Sorry that's my opinion!!!

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oh please, ppl, "disrespectful"... at the end of the day, it's just a sports trophy - not your grandmother's earrings she gave you 5 min before she died.

get serious.

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i don't see what the big fuss is over this anyway. the trophies the players get are a scaled down version of what the trophy we see looks like. obviously someone who's willing to pay that kind of cash for it has great respect for it, and it probably serves a better purpose than sitting in navs closet. plus it may be for charity.
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Because she is an old haggard attention whore and she has run out of new ways to draw the spotlight to herself, what else would you expect
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Because she is an old haggard attention whore and she has run out of new ways to draw the spotlight to herself, what else would you expect
look who is talking....

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It better be to feed the fucking children, that's about the only excuse in my book!

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