Navratilova To Take Part In the 2006 Rogers Cup

June 26, 2006 03:22 PM

Navratilova To Take Part In the 2006 Rogers Cup

Montreal, May 23rd, 2006 (TC) – Tennis Canada received confirmation that tennis legend Martina Navratilova will take part in the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank held at Uniprix Stadium August 12-20, 2006.

Most titled player in the history of women’s tennis with 342(singles and doubles), Navratilova, who will turn 50 in October, was ranked number one for a total of 331 weeks on nine different occasions, second only to German Steffi Graf. She holds 167 singles titles, including 18 in Grand Slam events, more than any other man or woman player.

Navratilova also won seven titles at the Canadian Open (singles and doubles) between 1980 and 1989, including three in Montreal. She added another Canadian title to her impressive list of achievements by claiming the doubles title at the 2005 Rogers Cup held in Toronto.

“I always enjoyed playing in Canada, and especially in Montreal where I won the first tournament in the old baseball stadium there, in 1980. I am very pleased to take part in this year’s Rogers Cup which became, over the years, one of the most important events on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour’s calendar and certainly one of the favorites amongst players.”