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NAVRATILOVA TAKES EASTBOURNE LOSS HARD

NAVRATILOVA TAKES EASTBOURNE LOSS HARD

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Emotion got the better of Martina Navratilova Thursday and she ran off the court fighting back tears after what likely was her final appearance at one of her favorite tournaments.

Navratilova was beaten 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-4 by American Meredith McGrath in the quarterfinals at Eastbourne, a grass court tournament she won eleven times. In another upset, Mary Pierce was beaten by a little-known junior in the under-21 event.Pierce lost to 15-year old Ludmila Varmuzova 6-4, 6-4 in match that took only an hour.

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