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Navratilova disses Seles at the '91 US Open

Stadium Court audiences, rooting first for youth (Capriati) and then for age (Navratilova), cruelly hooted Seles in her last two matches. Earlier Navratilova had even mocked Seles after a reporter mistakenly addressed Navratilova as Monica.

"I need a haircut," she said before glancing down at her shirt. "I am wearing a bra. But it's Martina, thank you."

So what if Seles didn't wear a bra during her matches? Or if she seemed to change hairstyles every odd game? So what if she sat in the stands with actor Alec Baldwin, exchanged kissy-hugs in the stadium tunnel with Elke Sommer and, after winning on Saturday, told the crowd how much she had appreciated the support of Donald Trump ...well, O.K., let's not excuse that last one. Sometimes glamour-puss girls just want to have a little pretension as well as fun.

On the court Seles is a distaff Connors at heart, all grit instead of glitter, pounding, sweating, never giving up. You read it here first: She will become one of the great women's champions of all time. In the final, Navratilova stayed with Seles until the tiebreaker, which Seles won 7-1. The second set was no contest. Seles dropped only three points in the last four games.

This year Seles has reached the finals of all 11 tournaments she has entered and has won six of them. She's three for three in Grand Slam events. Only Wimbledon , which she withdrew from because of those mysterious and controversial shin splints, is "missing," as she said on Saturday, "from my collection." Maybe the rest of the women's tour should start playing with less underwear.

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OMG A very weird comment. There was definitely bad blood between them, - from Martina's side , most notably in Wimby 1992

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Jealousy. It's always hard to accept for top players when someone comes along who is better. "If she'd come on tour when I won my Slams, I wouldn't have won that many", is what goes through their feeble minds. They feel like their legacy is being threatened. Seles, the best tennis player ever, got her fair share of envy, until her career was destroyed in 1993. It was then that Navratilova, Graf and other not-as-good players breathed a sigh of relief.

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now if someone had mistakenly called monica martina and monica responded, " do i look like a man?" martina's sensitive soul would have been crushed right?

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and yet they are very friendly now
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I bet martina liked it when seles did not wear bras..
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Hilarious.

*now waits for all the mindless Martina bashing*
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I bet martina liked it when seles did not wear bras..

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Stadium Court audiences, rooting first for junkies (Capriati) and then for feminists (Navratilova), cruelly hooted Seles in her last two matches. Earlier Seles had even mocked Navratilova after a reporter mistakenly addressed Monica as Navratilova.

"I need a girlfriend," she said before glancing down at her skirt. "I do have a vagina. But it's Monica, thank you."


So what if Navratilova liked to munch rug on occasion? Or if she seemed to change spectacles every odd game? So what if she had towel fights with Conchita in the locker rooms, exchanged kissy-hugs in the stadium tunnel with Ellen Degenerous and, after winning on Saturday, told the crowd how much she had appreciated the support of Czechoslovakia ...well, O.K., let's not excuse that last one. Sometimes androgynous girls just want to pump iron in the gym.

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I think it's just Martina's sense of humour. There was never bad blood there and Martina was instrumental in bringing Monica back to the tour after the stabbing.

Martina probably wore a man's string vest and y-front underpants anyway.
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Yeah there was bad blood it was evident especially in Wimby 1992.Of course after Monica got stabbed Martina couldn't go on with that kind of attitude and was maybe feeling bad about her comments about Monica as it was a tragedy that ruined Monica's success. Martina would have looked pretty bad if she hadn't gotten friendlier with Monica

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Jealousy. It's always hard to accept for top players when someone comes along who is better. "If she'd come on tour when I won my Slams, I wouldn't have won that many", is what goes through their feeble minds. They feel like their legacy is being threatened. Seles, the best tennis player ever, got her fair share of envy, until her career was destroyed in 1993. It was then that Navratilova, Graf and other not-as-good players breathed a sigh of relief.
REally?

Do these numbers ring any bells

6-4 10-5

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"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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REally?

Do these numbers ring any bells

6-4 10-5

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Carry that bitterness to your grave
I only know the Graf-Seles H2H, which would've gone the other way if Seles had been given the chance to develop her career to the fullest.

Seles had won six of the last seven tournaments she played before the stabbing, and that one loss was a third set tie break. There is no doubt that she would not have lost another match that year. She's simply the best player ever, and there will never be someone better than her.

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