Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Tennis, Martina Navratilova, Aging
Tennis; Navratilova, Martina, 1956-; Seles, Monica, 1973-; Aging; Professional athletes
This past weekend in one of those nameless faceless tennis tournaments that no one pays much attention to, Martina Navratilova made tennis history by becoming the oldest player to ever defeat a number one ranked player. At age 36 years, 3 months and 29 days, Martina beat the 19 year old Monica Seles in three sets, winning a third set tie breaker. This match ended Seles' winning streak at 34 matches.
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Crepeau, Richard C., "Martina Navratilova - Jennifer Capriati - Connors and McEnroe" (1993). On Sport and Society. 374.