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Back in ’91, Martina Navratilova was getting a little up there at 37! She had had a devastating loss at Wimbledon to Jennifer Capriati in the quarters (4-6, 5-7)! She came back, played World Team Tennis, had her ranking fall to #5 and was only seeded 6th at the US Open! It was a little scary how shaky she appeared on court; more like a club player! She got better and better through the tournament, beating M. Meleeva, A. Sanchez-Vicario, and Steffi Graf; all in 3 sets with tie-breakers to boot before eventually pooping out in the final to Monica Seles! Martina managed to push Seles to 4 sets at Tour Chp.

By ’94 she was going out in early rounds with her last major run occurring at home on Wimbledon grass; making it to the final and helped by Lori McNeil upsetting Steffi Graf in the 1st round! Martina retired the first time after going down to Conchita Martinez in 3 sets: (4-6, 6-3, 3-6)

’91 USO Rd – – – – Opponent – – – – Score

3rd – – – – – – – – – Pam Shriver  – – – (7-5, 6-1)

4th – – – – – – – – – Maleeva-Fro – – – (7-6, 1-6, 6-2)

Qtr – – – – – – – – – Sanchez-Vic – – – (6-7, 7-6, 6-2)

Semi – – – – – – – -Steffi Graf – – – – – (7-6, 6-7, 6-4)

Final – –  – – – – – Monica Seles – – – (6-7, 1-6) – – – loss

WTA – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 1991

1st – – – – – – –  Lori McNeil – – – – – (6-4, 6-1)

Qtr – – –  – – – – Sanchez-Vic. – – – (1-6, 6-4, -6-2) 

Semi – – – – – – Jana Novotna – – – (6-4, 6-1)

Final – – – – – – Monica Seles – – – (4-6,6-3, 5–7, 0-6) – – loss

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