Navratilova to make singles return at French Open

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:04 IST

Martina Navratilova will play singles at a grand slam event for the first time in 10 years at the French Open later this month.

Paris:

Martina Navratilova will play singles at a grand slam event for the first time in 10 years at the French Open later this month, almost 20 years since she last triumphed in the final at Roland-Garros. French Open organisers today said they had awarded a wild card to the 47-year-old American, who made her singles comeback last month in Amelia Island. Navratilova won 167 singles titles - more than any other player in history - won the French Open twice in 1982 and 1984 and played her last singles match at a grand slam event in the 1994 Wimbledon final, which she lost to Conchita Martinez. Overall, she won 18 grand slam singles titles and 58 grand slam titles, including doubles and mixed doubles. Martina gave up her singles career in November 1994.

Topics : Tennis
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