U.S. Open champion Martina Navratilova is the top-seeded player in the $75,000 Audi Challenge tennis tournament today through Sunday at the Rancho San Clemente Tennis and Fitness Club in San Clemente.
Navratilova, winner of six consecutive Wimbledon championships and second on the Women's International Tennis Assn. computer rankings, will also team with U.S. Open championship partner Pam Shriver as the top entry in the tournament's doubles competition.
Shriver, the world's fifth-ranked player and tournament defending champion, is seeded second in the singles competition.
This year, Shriver upset fourth-seeded Helena Sukova of Czechoslovakia in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon, and defeated Chris Evert in straight sets at the Canadian Open in August.
Other entries are Zina Garrison of Houston, Tex., ranked seventh in the world; Lori McNeil of Houston (11th); Barbara Potter of Woodburg, Conn. (15th); Liz Smylie of Australia (20th); Wendy Turnbull of Fairfield, Fla. (22nd), and 17-year-old Stephanie Rehe of Highlands, Calif.