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Old Feb 5th, 2012, 07:05 AM   #44
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Singles matches versus Martina Navratilova

Here is a list of the King versus Martina Navratilova singles matches:

Overall: Navratilova 11-6
Grass: Navratilova 2-1
Clay: No matches on this surface
Hard: Tie 1-1
Indoor: Navratilova 8-4

1977
Atlanta QF (indoor): King 6-4, 6-1
Phoenix SF (hard): King 7-6, 4-6, 6-4
Sao Paulo QF (indoor): King 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
Tokyo F (indoor): King 7-5, 5-7, 6-1

1978
Virginia Slims of Houston F (indoor): Navratilova 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
Virginia Slims of Kansas City F (indoor): Navratilova 7-5, 2-6, 6-3
Eastbourne SF (grass): Navratilova 6-4, 6-2

1979
Chichester QF (grass): King 6-1, 6-2
Buenos Aires F (indoor): Navratilova 6-3, 6-4
Brighton SF (indoor): Navratilova 7-5, 0-6, 7-6(3) (King led 6–5 in the third set but could not hold on)

1980
Avon Championships of Chicago SF (indoor): Navratilova 7-6, 3-6, 6-1
Avon Championships of Houston F (indoor): King 6-1, 6-3
The Avon Championships, New York City 2RR (indoor): Navratilova 6-2, 6-1
Carlsbad 1R/SF (hard): Navratilova 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-0 (King trailed 4-1 in the second set before winning 4 consecutive games to lead 5-4. While serving for the match, King made 2 double faults and squandered 2 match points to help Navratilova even the set.)
Wimbledon QF (grass): Navratilova 7-6(6), 1-6, 10-8 (King led in the first set tiebreak 5-1 when it started raining. Her eyeglasses got wet, and her request to suspend the match (per the pre-match agreement with tournament officials) was denied. She then lost the tiebreak 8-6. The match was then suspended until the following day. On day 2, King won 20 of the first 23 points in the second set and took the set in 17 minutes with the loss of only 7 points. Navratilova broke serve to lead 2-0 in the third set before King tied the set at 2-2. King served for the match at 6-5 but hit four bad volleys to lose her service at love. King said, "That was the biggest choke in the world. I choked. I didn't make it happen." King then saved 8 match points over 3 games, all with first serves to Navratilova's backhand and aggressive volleys off chipped returns. Three of the match points were at 6-7, three more were at 7-8 (0-40), and the last two were at 8-9. Navratilova won the match on a forehand service return winner.)

1981
Avon Championships of Los Angeles QF (indoor): Navratilova 6-3, 7-5

1983
Inglewood SF (indoor): Navratilova 6-1, 6-3 (Navratilova needed only 43 minutes to win her last career singles match with King.)

Sets: Navratilova 25-18 58.1%
Games: Navratilova 207-194 51.6%

Navratilova also won their women's doubles rivalry 7-5.
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