Martina Navratilova needed only 51 minutes Wednesday to win her 1,000th match, beating 18-year-old Nathalie Tauziat of France, 6-3, 6-2, in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix tennis tournament at Filderstadt, West Germany.
The only other woman to win 1,000 matches is Chris Evert Lloyd, who reached that figure in 1984 and now has 1,143 victories.
In other matches, fourth-seeded Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina ousted Grace Kim, 6-1, 6-2; No. 7 Catarina Lindqvist of Sweden outlasted Lilian Drescher of Switzerland, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3; Bettina Bunge of West Germany beat Anne Hobbs of Britain, 6-4, 6-4, and Robin White defeated Tine Scheuer-Larsen of Denmark, 6-4, 6-3.
Top-seeded Ivan Lendl of Czechoslovakia beat Mark Kratzmann of Australia, 6-4, 6-2, in the first round of the $345,000 Australian Indoor tournament.