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Navratilova to play singles at Eastbourne



http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/2982934.stm

Nine-times Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova will play singles at the Hastings Direct International in Eastbourne next week.
The 46-year-old has requested a singles wild card in order to gain extra practice on grass ahead of playing doubles at Wimbledon.

Navratilova made a singles comeback at the same event last year, eight years after retiring following defeat to Conchita Martinez in the Wimbledon final.

The American defeated Russian Tatiana Panova in the first round before bowing out to Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia.

Navratilova and Alicia Molik reached the second round of the doubles in the DFS Classic in Birmingham on Wednedsaday with victory over Nathalie Dechy and Emilie Loit of France.

"I would have played singles here if I could have got here sooner," she said.

"But I had a broken tooth to get fixed in Paris and I couldn't leave until Saturday.

"I'm trying to get in (to Eastbourne) because it makes me play better for the doubles but it would be too much to play singles at Wimbledon.

"I feel I am hitting the ball as well as I was in the 1980s. I've been playing well. I played really well in Berlin and Rome.

"I should not be playing at 46. I'm not playing as well as I was when I was 26 but I'm playing better than I was at 36."

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incredible...what a woman
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Martina v Jelena, please!!
HAHA, OMG, I think that would be the ultimate humiliation for Dokic...

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unbelievable! GO MARTINA!

What would happen if by chance she were to WIN the title!
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She wont win the title, but even if she does as well as last year, it'd be an incredible performance.

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Everything depends on her draw.
It would be nice to see her win a round.
It would be equally nice to watch her play on of the top players.

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unbelievable! GO MARTINA!

What would happen if by chance she were to WIN the title!
that nobody would ever take the wta serious anymore. it would say something about nav but also about the current players

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lol...goodie

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This will be interesting....
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This is great news! Pity that Eurosport will broadcast only the final rounds of the tournament and I'm not so convinced that Martina can make it through to semis... But I'd love her to smack some of the youngsters out there
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Go Martina

Now we just need Chris and Bille Jean to make a comeback and everything will be back to normal
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Hingis should be envious of this development.

"When I was four years old, we moved from England to USA, when my mother found out that I won't be KING!" -- Bob Hope--

Madame Oracene Williams could certainly teach the French & Belgian crowds on how to upgrade their respective primitive behaviours during a tennis match.
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Maybe we could get a repeat of the 94 Wimbledon final here

Conchi vs Martina

As long as it was a repeat of the victor as well that is

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Martina would blow away Conchita in that situation.

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Madame Oracene Williams could certainly teach the French & Belgian crowds on how to upgrade their respective primitive behaviours during a tennis match.
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Yeah yeah like she did in 94

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