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Old Sep 26th, 2012, 10:50 PM   #850
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Re: Martina Navratilova Admiration Thread

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Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
Thank you for translating Petronius!

What part of the Czech Republic are you from?

For those who watch the clip the first face seen is a very young Mima Jausovec. The video really does a good job of showing Martina's power and natural ability to slide on clay-no surprise since she grew up on it.

and ya gotta love the two-toned color on the shorts to hold the balls
You're welcome. I'm from Prague, the capital city.

Although Martina was born in Prague, they shortly afterwards moved to a little town of Řevnice (just 6 km from Prague). The local tennis club where she developed her amazing skills now bears her name. The club was founded as early as in 1902.

Here's a nice pic of her from the club website, she was already head and shoulders above the field



BTW, the other video you found is also great. She already had great feel for the ball and moved effortlessly.
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