Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: United States of America
The Amazing Martina Navratilova
What a joy to watch this icon slicing wide serves and nailing volley after volley as if they were old hat (which for her, they are). I like the pairing with Nadia, too. Petrova's serve as well as return are the perfect set up for Martina to work her magic at the net, and while Nadia missed a few easy volleys, she also stuck a few at key moments. True, their opponents were obviously not really great doubles players, Lilia Osterloh in particular played pretty good tennis, and the Marti/Nadia teamwork systematically dissected any chances their opponents had to get into the match. Impressive for Martina to be able to maintain that high level of consistent attack. Bravo!
There is nothing more beautiful than Evonne Goolagong in full flight moving across a tennis court.