Navratilova ends Wimbledon career

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:35 IST

Martina Navratilova has ended her Wimbledon career still tied with Billie Jean King for the most All England Club titles with 20.

Navratilova ends Wimbledon career

Wimbledon:

Martina Navratilova has ended her Wimbledon career still tied with Billie Jean King for the most All England Club titles with 20.Navratilova and Liezel Huber of South Africa on Thursday lost their quarterfinal doubles match 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 to the Chinese pair of Yan Zi and Zheng Jie, who won the Australian Open title this year.In the third round of mixed doubles, Navratilova and Mark Knowles of the Bahamas lost 7-5, 6-1 to Andy Ram of Israel and Vera Zvonareva of Russia.The 49-year-old Navratilova, who will retire from all play at the end of this year, has nine singles, seven doubles and four mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon. King won six singles, 10 doubles and four mixed.One reason Navratilova has continued so long was a desire to hold the record on her own.With little drama, and not stopping to collect a blade of grass as she had done when she originally retired from singles in 1994, Navratilova offered a wry smile as she waved a final goodbye."I'll be here. I'll be back. I just won't be playing," Navratilova, 49, said earlier this week. (AP)



Topics : Tennis Wimbledon 2011
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