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Navratilova greatest female all rounder EVER!!

At 46 she won the Mixed Title with Leander Paes tonight making her the only person to have won the singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles at all the slams : Australian Open, French Open , Wimbledon and US Open. Absolutely amazing!

She was criticized by many for coming back, yet in 2003 she has a WTA tour doubles title already and now another GRAND SLAM title. Well done Martina
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Words cannot express. A truly incredible achievement!

Vivi & Conchita & Patricia & Paola 2004 Olympic Silver & Bronze medalists, Vivi & Anabel 2008 Olympic Silver medalists - congratulations!
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I am so happy right now. I never believed she could do it but Martina proved me wrong!

Just a small correction, Mlfan. She is the third person to complete this sweep after Doris Hart & Margaret Court before her.
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Oh thanks Zummi It is an amazing feat though. I didn't think her serve would hold up in a mixed draw but thankfully she proved me wrong. I'm greedy now. I want her and Kuznetsova to make a push for the year end championships now. I think Martina has already proved in 2003 she can cut it on the doubles court still.
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There truly are no words for what Martina is to tennis. She redefines the limits of excelence every time she steps on court.

Well done Martina. Superb performance. I am really happy for her.

[I think this is my new fav pic ]
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Great pic Gallofa. I know it means so much to her. People criticize her for still being on the tour even though she has many many interests beyond tennis. Those critics though aren't people with Slam titles though.
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Cannot say how happy I am!!!

She is just such a great player to follow... Words cannot express!!!!! Oh god that 2nd set was nervebreaking!!!!

Of even more significance, there's this little gap in Graf's resume the size of the hole in the ozone layer: It's called Monica Seles. Was Graf the best female player of all time? She wasn't even the best in the heart of her career.
- Frank Deford, Sports Illustrated 27/8/01
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Gallofa, I love that photo! I cannot begin to imagine how happy Martina must feel.

The last three years have not been very kind to her but after all that effort, it has finally paid off. What a woman!
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simply AMAZING

Jelena Dokic.Vera Zvonareva.Tatiana Golovin.Mary Pierce.Monica Seles.Martina Hingis.Anna Kournikova


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Phil, I think I stopped breathing for the whole match. I hadn't felt like this since Wimbledon 1994!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so relieved it's over. Win or lose, I would have been glad it was over (though of course, I'm glad it ended this way )
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Oh Zummi - Did you see the match?? It was soooo nerveracking, but dont you love the fact htat we can STILL get nervous about a Martina match?? Ive missed it so much since 94!!!

Of even more significance, there's this little gap in Graf's resume the size of the hole in the ozone layer: It's called Monica Seles. Was Graf the best female player of all time? She wasn't even the best in the heart of her career.
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Did you guys see the match? I was following the scoreboard. When it went from 40-15 to 40-30 with Martina serving for the title I was so nervous. I would love to see at least the final game. Appropriate Navratilova should be the one to serve it out. I bet she is sure glad she came over to Australia after so long. A title with Kuznetsova and a Slam title with Paes. The top doubles players would settle for that.
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Phil, if I'd seen it on TV, I wouldn't have been able to survive it

No, I just followed it online. That was harrowing enough. Time does not matter - following a Martina match is always the same, isn't it? She doesn't spoil us with wins like she used to but when she does win, it's the sweetest feeling possible.

God, I think I'm starting to tear up again...
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Congratulations to Navratilova!!!

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So that's what, nearly 29 years between her first Slam and last? I thought players were supposed to be way over the hill when they TURN 29.

You have to answer for Santino, Carlo.
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