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Ninth time is the charm for Navratilova

Updated: July 3, 2003, 3:32 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

July 7, 1990

Martina Navratilova breaks her tie with Helen Wills Moody and becomes the first player to win nine Wimbledon singles titles when she dismantles Zina Garrison, 6-4, 6-1 in a 75-minute final.

"There were no glitches this time," says Navratilova, who lost the last two finals to Steffi Graf. "Everything came up nines." The victory improved Navratilova's Wimbledon singles record to 99-9.

A win over Garrison is not surprising for the 33-year-old Navratilova, ...

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