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June 26, 1988 | Lisa Dillman
Whether or not Martina Navratilova wins an unprecedented ninth Wimbledon singles title Saturday, her quest has served to re-focus attention on the 82-year-old co-holder of the record, Helen Wills Moody Roark.
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June 26, 1988 | Lisa Dillman
Whether or not Martina Navratilova wins an unprecedented ninth Wimbledon singles title Saturday, her quest has served to re-focus attention on the 82-year-old co-holder of the record, Helen Wills Moody Roark.
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October 13, 1996
Preston Lerner said "Suzanne Lenglen ruled Wimbledon in dresses that grazed the grass" ("Tennis Whites, Anyone?" Style Sept. 1). True, she ruled Wimbledon, but the only thing that grazed the grass were her nimble feet. In 1919, Lenglen arrived in a "shockingly" knee-length skirt that had the English calling her "that French hussy." She won the tournament with unprecedented style and grace and returned to please an adoring crowd the following year with an even shorter skirt, pleated and made of translucent silk.
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May 29, 2000 | LISA DILLMAN
Hours after Steffi Graf's magical ride through Roland Garros last year--a 22nd Grand Slam title and sixth French Open crown--her longtime coach, Heinz Gunthardt, was in a buoyant and reflective mood. "This proves dreams come true," he said. "All we need is the prince to ride up on the white horse and carry her away." Well, the prince was a guy from Las Vegas with a great return of serve.
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June 5, 2002 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The losers, of course, weren't happy. The winners, at least three of them, did not leave Roland Garros satisfied either, and the Women's Tennis Assn. shared their perception about a lack of respect. The top three women's players, defending champion Jennifer Capriati and Venus and Serena Williams, were unhappy Tuesday about having to play their French Open quarterfinal matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen, the secondary court, instead of on Philippe Chatrier, the main court.
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May 27, 2002 | LISA DILLMAN
The pre-French Open intrigue has been limited to wondering about the fitness of various players. There's Marat Safin's back, the shoulder of Tommy Haas, Venus Williams' wrist and the shape of Felix Mantilla's car. In recent years, the day before the tournament has been dramatic--a last-minute withdrawal of a big-name player and reshuffling of the draw. But it was quiet on another sporadically rainy day at Roland Garros.
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June 12, 2006
French Open multiple champions. Note: Before 1925, the French Open was restricted to French players. MEN *--* 6 Bjorn Borg (1974-75, 1978-81) 4 Henri Cochet (1926, 1928, 1930, 1932) 3 Rene Lacoste (1925, 1927, 1929); Mats Wilander (1982, 1985, 1988); Ivan Lendl (1984, 1986-87); Gustavo Kuerten (1997, 2000-01) 2 Gottfried von Cramm (1934, 1936); Frank A.
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August 4, 1990 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Martina Navratilova, who won a record ninth Wimbledon title only to be criticized by Margaret Court as a poor role model because she is gay, said Friday that the three-time former Wimbledon champion was out of line. "Her timing was atrocious," Navratilova said. "Who is she to judge me? I don't judge her. I don't judge anybody else. Why judge? She's not perfect. Nobody's perfect."
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May 24, 1990 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ted Tinling, the English tennis couturier who once shocked the Establishment with his racy designs and later earned notoriety as the pre-eminent historian of women's tennis, has died in his sleep in Cambridge, England. He was 79. Tinling was in poor health for several months because of respiratory problems and left his home in Philadelphia to see his English physician. His death during the night was announced Wednesday morning.
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August 9, 1989 | THOMAS BONK
In what may be the most famous breakup of a successful act since Sonny and Cher, Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver are no longer a doubles team. Navratilova and Shriver have won a record 20 Grand Slam titles, but unless they get back together, they won't win another. They will part ways officially at the U.S. Open when Navratilova plays with a new partner, Hana Mandlikova.
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July 4, 1998 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you close your eyes, it's the 1970s all over again. Disco came back, as did a host of bad clothing styles. So why not women's tennis from the '70s? The women in today's Wimbledon final--third-seeded Jana Novotna of the Czech Republic and 16th-seeded Nathalie Tauziat of France--can play a creative brand of serve-and-volley tennis, using finesse instead of sheer power. In the '70s, many players had all-court games.
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