Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova revive good old times at Tokyo exhibition

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For the first time after 14 years two tennis greats Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova played each other. The occasion was Saturday’s exhibition match called Dream Match 2008 at Tokyo’s Ariake Stadium. Just for the record, Graf defeated Navratilova 8-7 after winning a tiebreaker 10-5.

Both the players enjoyed the memories this exhibition brought back, and it could be said that the last time they played each other was also in Tokyo, at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in 1994. Then, Graf was the winner, just as today, with a 6-2 6-4 victory over Navratilova.

In their fruitful careers Graf and Navratilova met 18 times and each won 9 times.

BTW: For those of you who happened to miss the news, Navratilova is Czech again.

You can see more nice pictures from the Tokyo exhibition here. (source: Sportsnet)


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