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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old Aug 20th, 2003, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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Martina Navratilova (+Sveta!) News, ranking watch and cheering thread

Had to create this, as a good doubles performance with Sveta should see her break into the top 10 again, for the first time in ooh, a long time.

Sad to see that after two GS mixed crowns this year with Leander Paes, they'll be unable to partner up at Flushing Meadows, as he has been hospitalized with suspected brain tumour. Best of luck to him.

I wonder if she'll still play mixed, and who with, at this late stage?

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I was thinking about Max Mirnyi could be her doubles partner because both played much better this year than they did last year.

I know they together twice and don't success but try give him another chance?


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I expect she will find a mixed partner... Maybe John MacEnroe?
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She's confirmed that she wont play in the mixed doubles now; took this from a post in GM:

August 22, 2003
NEW YORK (AP) -- Martina Navratilova won't play mixed doubles at the U.S. Open because her regular partner, Leander Paes, is hospitalized with a brain lesion.

They teamed to win two of the first three Grand Slam titles this year, at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

``I will not be playing mixed doubles at the U.S. Open without Leander Paes because he is a true partner, and the special connection we share cannot be replaced,'' Navratilova said Friday. ``Our bond was much more than winning titles, and my thoughts are with this wonderful man for a speedy and full recovery.''

Paes, 30, checked himself into a hospital near his Orlando, Fla., home Sunday after having headaches for three days. A scan detected the lesion, and he was transferred to a cancer center Tuesday. It wasn't immediately clear what caused his illness.

``Leander has an amazing attitude and is such a positive person, and I know those attributes are working for him even at this difficult time,'' Navratilova said. ``He and I have promised each other we would team again as soon as he gets well, and I can't wait.''

Their victory at the All England Club in July gave Navratilova a record-tying career total of 20 titles at Wimbledon from singles, doubles and mixed doubles. She also became, at 46, the oldest player to win a Wimbledon title.

Navratilova will play women's doubles with Svetlana Kuznetsova at the U.S. Open, which starts Monday.

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Good luck to Martina & Sveta.

Nice words from the old gal about Leander. I'm sure she doesn't mind not playing mixed as the two slam titles she took this year with Paes was probably way more than she dared hope for this season.
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Martina and Sveta are scheduled to play today (Thursday) against a "pickup" team and as much as I like Jill, I can't think that she and CMG will have anything at all to hurt "our" team with.

Go Sveta and Martina!
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Sveta and Martina should be a lock for the season-ending championships! Especially if they do well here at the US Open. I hope they can at least make the semifinals.
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It´s a fact they are close to be "in" for LA if Lindsay decides to do the surgery.
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Good luck Nav/Kuz!
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First round wasn't too bad

(4) Svetlana Kuznetsova / Martina Navratilova (RUS/USA) d. Jill Craybas / Conchita Martinez Granados (USA/ESP) 75 62

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Here's some good news:

Projected WTA Doubles Rankings
(As of September 08, 2003)
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1 +1 Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 3853 22
2 -1 Kim Clijsters (BEL) 3724 16
3 +1 Paola Suarez (ARG) 3203 25
4 -1 Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP) 3188 21
5 0 Lisa Raymond (USA) 2874 15
6 0 Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2679 14
7 0 Janette Husarova (SVK) 2108 21
8 +3 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 1997 17
9 +4 Martina Navratilova (USA) 1886 20

10 -2 Elena Dementieva (RUS) 1872 19

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Feature match against Sharapova and Raymond. They should be all right. That's amazing -- martina in the top 10!
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Well, that match went easier than I expected, a 6-2 6-2 win for Navratinetsova

First up today on Arthur Ashe Court:

1. Women's Doubles - 3rd Rnd.
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)[4]
Martina Navratilova (USA)[4]
vs. Henrieta Nagyova (SVK)
Maja Matevzic (SLO)

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Projected rankings as of Moday (before match)

Projected WTA Doubles Rankings
(As of September 08, 2003)
Pos/Pos.Moved/Player/Points/ # Trn
1 +1 Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 3853 22
2 -1 Kim Clijsters (BEL) 3724 16
3 +1 Paola Suarez (ARG) 3203 25
4 -1 Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP) 3188 21
5 0 Lisa Raymond (USA) 2874 15
6 0 Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2679 14
7 0 Janette Husarova (SVK) 2225 21
8 +3 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 1999 17
9 -1 Elena Dementieva (RUS) 1910 19
10 +3 Martina Navratilova (USA) 1888 20

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Good luck Martina & Sveta today !
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