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A wonderful article by Martina in response to Court :http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/don...-1226254744774
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If you type, or copy and paste, "Tennis - Wimbledon Finale 1978 - Martina Navratilova vs.Chris Evert" into the search engine in YouTube, guess what comes up?

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Martina Navratilova Monica Seles Martina Hingis Amelie Mauresmo in Paris? Yes more news here
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Martina Navratilova Monica Seles Martina Hingis Amelie Mauresmo in Paris? Yes more news here
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Evert defeats Nav 60 64 in Houston 1988. The ceremony presentation reminds me why I hated Nav's guts. How ungracious and uneducated of her. Also Martina fans, please enjoy how Chris hits back with grace and dignity.
Starts at 23:26
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS8WTWvWz6o
Good grief, what a sad life you must lead.

How many hours did you spent hunting down this long-forgotten incident from 24 years ago and posting it on BFTP in order to justify your prejudices?

Chrissie is very gracious and dignified. It's just too bad that some of her fans are unable to follow her fine example.

Pam Shriver: What is your worst memory of The US Open?
Martina Navratilova: Losing to you,bitch
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Martina was one of the most gracious losers and recently I heard two Italian players Rafaella Reggi and Sandra Cecchini say that Martina gave points away when she did not deserve them , they told that there were two camps Martina and Chris and they were of course in Martina's camp because she was honest and fair.

They said Chris Evert never did give points, but I have noticed the Evert fans only kiss her ass at the facebook pages are not at all critical and hate Martina's guts they did in the earlier years and they still do.

We as Martina fans are sometimes critical of Martina you never are. You never talked about the difficult circumstances from Martina I mean defection etc.
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Evert defeats Nav 60 64 in Houston 1988. The ceremony presentation reminds me why I hated Nav's guts. How ungracious and uneducated of her. Also Martina fans, please enjoy how Chris hits back with grace and dignity.
Starts at 23:26
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS8WTWvWz6o
It's Martina Navratilova Admiration Thread so keep your disgusting remarks for you .I've never posed unpleasant things on Chris thread .Chris fans are you jealous of Martina's happiness ?

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I had never seen this presentation ceremony before; but I had heard random Evertards whine about it over the years.

To be honest, Martina did not come across as ungracious to me. She acknowledged Evert played a terrific match. As for her own performance, she was just being honest as she always was. She was never a fake unlike some. Quite simply, she did not play a good match that day and was disappointed in herself. Though it was sad to see her get emotional when mentioning her coach, Tim Gullikson and her few supporters - how lonely it must have been for her competing against Evert with practically the entire crowd solidly against you

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A wonderful article by Martina in response to Court :http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/don...-1226254744774
Indeed, a great response from Martina But I'm not going to say any more about that because I don't want this thread to get locked or moved to the Non-Tennis section
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I had never seen this presentation ceremony before; but I had heard random Evertards whine about it over the years.

To be honest, Martina did not come across as ungracious to me. She acknowledged Evert played a terrific match. As for her own performance, she was just being honest as she always was. She was never a fake unlike some. Quite simply, she did not play a good match that day and was disappointed in herself. Though it was sad to see her get emotional when mentioning her coach, Tim Gullikson and her few supporters - how lonely it must have been for her competing against Evert with practically the entire crowd solidly against you



Indeed, a great response from Martina But I'm not going to say any more about that because I don't want this thread to get locked or moved to the Non-Tennis section
That is a very good response from Martina, and she brought up some interesting tid bits I did not know about Australia's history.

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I admire Martina not only for her tennis but her advocating for the gay and lesbian lifestyle today.
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She is also the greatest grass and carpet player ever, making her the GOAT on 2 of 4 major surfaces, something that is probably true of no man or women.
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Evert defeats Nav 60 64 in Houston 1988. The ceremony presentation reminds me why I hated Nav's guts. How ungracious and uneducated of her. Also Martina fans, please enjoy how Chris hits back with grace and dignity.
Starts at 23:26
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS8WTWvWz6o
What did she do wrong. I dont see it.
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It's a Martina Navratilova ADMIRATION thread LightWarrior. Be nice (r)

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I've been watching my tapes and DVDs of some of Navratilova's GS finals from the 80s lately and I wondered if anyone else felt, as I did, that she appeared very anxious and irritable in the '82 AO final and the '85 French final? At first I thought it was because she lost (or was losing) those matches, but she generally seemed to be in better spirits in some of the other matches that she lost such as the '86 and '87 French finals or the '89 Wimbledon final? Has Navratilova ever said anything that might shed light on the two finals against Evert or am I just imagining things? Watching those matches again was a bit stressful for me, though, as I kept yelling "Go to the net! Don't frickin' rally with Chris Bloody Evert from the baseline" at Navratilova. I felt that she was much too passive in both of those matches, especially in the third set.

Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
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Not sure Samn-I'd have to go back and watch closely.

Weren't there a number of dodgy line calls early in the 82 final? That may have explain some of the anxiousness.

Watching the Aussie finals (Martina fans would reallylike 81) I am always struck by how much crowd suppport she had Down Under compared to the other slams.

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I kept yelling "Go to the net! Don't frickin' rally with Chris Bloody Evert from the baseline" at Navratilova.
LOL. As a lefty who loves the net myself I would think a couple of things might keep Martina away from the net that day.

For one thing she had the memory of the 1984 final-her best performance ever IMO. On that day she crushed Chris and she did it from the baseline. So perhaps she thought-"I did it once-I'll do it again."

The other factor was the wind. It's just tougher for net rushers in the wind. And man was that one windy final. Skirts and balls blowing everywhere. For drama it was a beauty. The quality of the match didnn't equal the drama.

And then Pam Shriver brings up an interesting thought in "Passing Shots". She noted how Martina added a lot of topspin in 1985. Pammy actually thought it took away from Martina's game. Perhpas the extra top made it tougher for her to control and get to net in the wind?

Of course she was still chasing THE Grand Slam too.

Add it all up and I can get why she was anxious.

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100% agree.

Interested to see how others view those matches.
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