Martina Navratilova of Czechoslovakia had an easy 6-4,6-3 win over Greer Stevens of South Africa in Friday's (27 June) third round of Wimbledon's women's singles.
GV Miss Navratilova serving to Miss Stevens (30-love to Miss Navratilova in final game of first set); rally; Miss Stevens wins point with backhand down line (score now 30-15 to Miss Navratilova)
GV Miss Navratilova serves again, Miss Stevens returns into net (40-15 to Miss Navratilova)
SV Miss Navratilova serving for first set, Miss Stevens returns out of court; game and first set to Miss Navratilova 6-4; PAN TO Crowd
GV Miss Stevens serving at (30-40 to Miss Navratilova) in final game of second set; Miss Stevens faults first service, serves again, rally, and Miss Navratilova plays into net making 'Deuce'
SV Crowd applauding
GV Miss Stevens serving, hits return out of court (advantage Miss Navratilova)
SV ZOOM OUT TO GV Miss Stevens serves and faults; serves again and hits return into net to lose, game, set and match (6-4, 6-3); players walk from court
Initials CL/0034 CL/0051
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Background: Martina Navratilova of Czechoslovakia had an easy 6-4,6-3 win over Greer Stevens of South Africa in Friday's (27 June) third round of Wimbledon's women's singles.
The match was never in doubt as Miss Navratilova showed the form that has made her the sensation and revelation on the tennis circuits this year.
She showed the strength that had allowed her to beat every senior player on the European and U.S. circuits this year -- a great weight of shot, a raking left-handed serve, fine forehand and forehand volley.
Although Miss Navratilova has beater all her main rivals in Europe and the U.S., she has not yet shown the determination and staying power to win a major tournament. She lost both the Italian and French Finals to Chris Evert.