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Old May 1st, 2013, 01:00 PM   #871
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This was posted in the GM, very interesting.

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2013/...-moment/45361/
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Old May 1st, 2013, 06:27 PM   #872
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Thank you Petronius!

An excellent article with the added bonus of footage from the match. This might well be my favorite Evert-Navratilova match.

Martina had the crowd on her side in the final vs Austin, something that didn't happen for her again at the US Open until many years later.
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Another nice article :http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mag...a-navratilova/
It took 32 years ,now she receives the praises
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Old Jun 5th, 2013, 03:39 PM   #874
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Elena Dementieva/Martina Navratilova won their first match in the Legends Event at the French Open they defeated M.J.Fernandes/Aranxta Sanchez 6-4 6-3
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Martina Navratilova received her replica of the then called Federation Cup at the ITF World Champions Dinner.
This is a very special one won for Czechoslovakia in 1975, Martina won this cup with 2 other players but she was already then at 18 the leading player.
She did this about two months before she defected. I can see why she did get the replica in Paris because now two countries are involved the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

More replica's have been given to players in the last year it is for the older Fed Cups when players did not yet get replica's.
I think Martina to this day is still the only player to have won either the Fed Cup or Davis cup for two different countries.
So far no better picture then this.

https://twitter.com/ITF_Tennis/statu...230720/photo/1

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Martina Navratilova received her replica of the then called Federation Cup at the ITF World Champions Dinner.
This is a very special one won for Czechoslovakia in 1975, Martina won this cup with 2 other players but she was already then at 18 the leading player.
She did this about two months before she defected. I can see why she did get the replica in Paris because now two countries are involved the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

More replica's have been given to players in the last year it is for the older Fed Cups when players did not yet get replica's.
I think Martina to this day is still the only player to have won either the Fed Cup or Davis cup for two different countries.
So far no better picture then this.

https://twitter.com/ITF_Tennis/statu...230720/photo/1
Thanks for the post .It's refreshing back from GM and the Serena fans ,Some of them are awful haters. That's why i wasn't there for a while .I'm too old for this kind of stuff ,but to see Martina trashed like a b... was painful for a long term fan .Hopefuly she's on tweeter and nice enough for tweeting with us
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I think Martina to this day is still the only player to have won either the Fed Cup or Davis cup for two different countries
For certes she is the only one to do so in Fed Cup.

I imagine no one has done it in Davis Cup either, but not certain.
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My two all-time faves are kicking butt.

Lena and Martina.
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For certes she is the only one to do so in Fed Cup.

I imagine no one has done it in Davis Cup either, but not certain.
It's funny, but Martina's switching of nationalities is nothing compared to this guy, who competed at Wimbledon under FOUR different national identities, winning it in 1954 for Egypt (still remains the only Wimbly title for Africa).

Not to mention that he was also the 1947 world champion in ice-hockey, scoring hat-trick in the decisive game over USA
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Thanks for the post .It's refreshing back from GM and the Serena fans ,Some of them are awful haters. That's why i wasn't there for a while .I'm too old for this kind of stuff ,but to see Martina trashed like a b... was painful for a long term fan .Hopefuly she's on tweeter and nice enough for tweeting with us
I know it's impossible to compare generations, but if I have to give marks on every shot of the game. Martina is clearly ahead of Serena. I'd give Martina this marks
Serve 10/10
volley 10/10
return 9.5/10
forehand 9.5/10
backhand 9.5/10
footwork 10/10
smash 10/10
Don't think Serena will get this marks overall. BTW this marks were given in the magasin Tennis en France I think. Not sure who gave her the marks. Think it's from a coach of one of the top french players.
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It's funny, but Martina's switching of nationalities is nothing compared to this guy, who competed at Wimbledon under FOUR different national identities, winning it in 1954 for Egypt (still remains the only Wimbly title for Africa).
The continent of Africa has produced several Wimbledon doubles championships, including Eric Sturgess, Sheila Summers, Frew McMillan, Greer Stevens and Cara Black, but, as yet, no singles champions.
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[quote=Petronius;22247221]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.


Hi Petronius,

Does this link show the Revnice tennis club? http://tennis.isport.com/tennis-cour...1914#summary??
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Hi Petronius,

Does this link show the Revnice tennis club? http://tennis.isport.com/tennis-cour...1914#summary??
Yes, your link is perfectly correct, the club's situated on Legií Street No. 750

Here's a nice bird's eye view from Czech maps: http://www.mapy.cz/#!q=LTC%2520%25C5...49.912744&z=17

You can also get there by clicking on Kontakt (i.e. Contact Details) on the club's official website http://www.ltcrevnice.cz/

Enjoy.
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I played in the Prague GLTA tennis tournament earlier this year and was lucky enough to visit Revnice and see the club Martina first played in. Gave me goosebumps. IT was the 2nd greatest moment in my Martina adulation after meeting her.

I havent visited since October 2012 so just wanted to say Hello to all my fellow Martina fans.
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Hi Philbo, great that you visited Martina's tennisclub. I remember the sweet story when you saw Martina in Australia.
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