View Full Version : Navratilova`s new SINGLES career?!?

Apr 3rd, 2004, 06:49 AM
Just read that Martina plans to play Singles at Charlston as well. She hopes to play Singles at Eastbourne and is undecided whether to play Wimbledon Singles or not. :eek:

Martina attacks the Singles Top 10! ;)

Apr 3rd, 2004, 06:58 AM
i dont see y shes playing the clay events, her serve will get eaten up
but id love to see her play the grass events and i think she could win a few rds at wimbledon depending on her draw

Apr 3rd, 2004, 07:03 AM
That is the article:

Navratilova to play singles in 2 events this month

April 2, 2004

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (AP) -- Martina Navratilova (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/214/) will play singles at age 47 in two tournaments this month, her first tournament-sponsored singles matches in the United States since 1994.

Navratilova plans to play singles at the Bausch & Lomb championship next week and the following week at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, S.C.

``I'm going to give it my best shot and just have fun,'' Navratilova said. ``I'm playing singles to help my doubles. In singles you're covering every angle of the court. It'll help me get a better rhythm.''

The winner of a record 167 singles titles, Navratilova will accept a wild-card invitation to Amelia Island event that starts Monday, tournament officials said. Her last singles match in a U.S. tournament was the Virginia Slims championship, which she lost to Gabriela Sabatini.

Navratilova became the oldest woman to win a WTA Tour-sanctioned singles match at Eastbourne, England in 2002 at 45 years, 8 months. She turns 48 in October.

Navratilova said she hopes to play singles at Eastbourne again. She said she's undecided about playing singles at Wimbledon.

``I'm going to take it week by week,'' she said.

Navratilova has said this will be her final year of tournament play. She lost in doubles Friday with Lisa Raymond (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/102/) in the semifinals of the Nasdaq-100 Open to Svetlana Kuznetsova (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/151/) and Elena Likhovtseva (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/108/), 6-4, 6-4. Ranked No. 1 at various times from 1978 to 1987, Navratilova has won 18 Grand Slam singles titles and 40 Grand Slam doubles titles. She's a three-time champion at Amelia Island, with the first title coming in 1980, and she has won four titles at Charleston.

Apr 3rd, 2004, 03:19 PM
I've just read she will play singles in Vienna in May too. :D