10 years ago...Navratilova on Monica
I was just looking through my tennis books and I have a report from the Virginia Slims Championships final in 1992 and first is Navratilova on Monica and then Monica's reply:
'Had she played like this 10 years ago when I was dominating she would have beaten me. At her best she's as good as anybody I've played in 20 years.'
Monica's reply to that:
'It's a nice thing for her to say, but I do hope this is not the height of my career yet because I still feel that I have a lot of things to learn. I think I need three to four years more practice to feel comfortable playing a match'
I am sure many people have read and remember those comments but I thought this would be nice to post before Roland Garros to remind some people of the kind of player Monica is, she should never be under-estimated.
I also feel sad reading Monica's comment with what happened about 4 and a half months later, but the point of me posting what she said is to show the kind of person she is.
And I have just seen Monica beat Suarez now in Madrid and she will go into Roland Garros as one of the favourites, never under-estimate a 3 time former champion.