Legends Graf, Navrátilová face off in Tokyo match

Women’s tennis legends Steffi Graf and Martina Navrátilová relived some of their most famous past match-ups in an event called Dream Match 2008 in Tokyo - the first time the two had faced off in 14 years. The match (a one-setter with seven games) went to a tie-breaker, with Graf edging Navratilová 8-7. Afterwards the 51-year-old Navrátilová admitted she had always considered the German player one of her toughest opponents; she compared the experience of facing Graf again to “going back in time”.

Author: Jan Velinger