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Navratilova: Sisters must hurry to match record.

NEW YORK -- Martina Navratilova says the Williams sisters need to hurry to match her record of nine Wimbledon singles titles.

The 29-year-old Venus lost to Serena at Wimbledon this month, keeping her at five. Serena now has three Wimbledon crowns and is 15 months younger.

"They'll have to play a lot of years to catch up," Navratilova said in a phone interview. "Venus really needed to win this year. The closer you get to 30, the body starts slowing down. It doesn't obey as well."

On Wednesday night, Navratilova and the Boston Lobsters of World Team Tennis will face John McEnroe and the New York Sportimes in Manhattan.

The 52-year-old Navratilova is playing a record 20th season for World Team Tennis and is a commentator for The Tennis Channel.



Thank you for all your intellect, Martina! Truly remarkable.

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That's why she kept playing till 50?




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Just Shut Up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Awww, shadduppayaface Martina!!!

No one is "forgetting you" and your awesome tennis career ...
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I think Venus missed her chance already. 9 will not be reached for a LONG time.

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When will you learn that "pushers" never make it past the club level, let alone #1 on the WTA computer? Will it be too late?
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Nothing like stating the OBVIOUS Martina.

WTA=WILLIAMS TENNIS ASSOCIATION
Venus Williams Wimbledon Champion (00,01,05,07,08)
US Open Champion (00,01)

Serena Williams Australian Open Champion (03,05,07,09,10,15)
French Open Champion (02,13,15)
Wimbledon Champion (02,03,09,10,12,15)
US Open Champion (99,02,08,12,13,14)
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Awww, shadduppayaface Martina!!!

No one is "forgetting you" and your awesome tennis career ...
She was asked a question, and she answered it. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Re: Navratilova: Sisters must hurry to match record.

She's so hypocritical, so fake...
1/ I'm sure she was pissing in her pants watching Venus lose that Wimbledon final.
2/ She won many Wimbledon titles in her 30s.
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Well she is likely right so

I can always dream though...
I don't care if Serena doesn't have nine Wimbys...if she can just get nine more slams then that's enough.

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Oh my God she's such a Bitch!

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the only person wanting a Serena victory in this year's final MORE THAN Serena herself was Martina!
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I think Venus missed her chance already. 9 will not be reached for a LONG time.
More like never, most likely.

It's simply not possible for a player to play nine years of uninterrupted grand slam caliber tennis. That era has passed.
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Martina's record is probably safe. Venus, if healthy, will probably get 7 or 8 total Wimbledon Titles. Serena will probably get 4 or 5 total Wimbledon Titles.
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She's so hypocritical, so fake...
1/ I'm sure she was pissing in her pants watching Venus lose that Wimbledon final.
2/ She won many Wimbledon titles in her 30s.
It was hilarious last year when Venus won the title and Martina was all sour puss. Now she wants Venus to hurry up and pass her record? Will this woman just shut her trap and move on with her life? Venus and Serena aren't chasing her record.

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More like never, most likely.

It's simply not possible for a player to play nine years of uninterrupted grand slam caliber tennis. That era has passed.
I'm sure no one thought that Sampras's record would be broken so soon or that two different players would win RG-Wimby back-to-back in back-to-back years. It can definitely happen

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