Yesterday Martina Navratilova won the doubles final of the Rogers Cup
(site seems to be down). She’s 49 and has been playing pro for 33 years. Thirty three years! She’d been playing for 10-15 years when most of today’s stars were born and she’s still not only holding her own in doubles (she retired from singles play years ago) but winning tournaments.
Ivanovic, who won in singles, is 19, Navratilova was in her 14th season when the girl was born. Martina Hingis is 25, has already had a great carreer and was named in honor of Navratilova who was already a great player when Hingis was born. The legendary player will be retiring after the US Open next week.