A TOAST TO MARTINA….I would like to briefly draw attention to Martina Navratilova’s remarkable accomplishment at Wimbledon yesterday. It’s true that her opponent was ranked 102nd in the world and is primarily a clay court player, but that’s just a nitpick.
Tennis isn’t like baseball, where people play into their late 30s, or golf, where people play into their 40s. It’s a sport in which virtually no one plays beyond their late 20s. By the age of 40 most formerly top pros can barely beat a good high school player.
But Navratilova won her match at the age of 47. Not a doubles match or a mixed doubles match, a singles match at the biggest tournament in the world. At the age of 47.