The day Martina Navratilova lost

Updated: May 27, 2013, 12:31 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

The low-hanging sun was just beginning to warm the red-clay practice courts at Racing Club, a chic facility near Roland Garros, but Kathleen Horvath already sensed something remarkable was in the air.

Two weeks earlier, the 17-year-old from Chicago had reached the semifinals of the Italian Open. And although she lost there to 14-time Grand Slam singles champion Chris Evert, earning two unlikely match points gave her an unprecedented confidence. Now, grooving groundstrokes, Horvath found ...

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