WIMBLEDON, England -- The one-time hit show of Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver is back playing the big time, but according to Shriver, some of the critics might not be as favorably impressed this time around.
The Navratilova-Shriver doubles team was probably the best ever in women's tennis, winning at Wimbledon from 1981-84 and again in 1986. They won five in a row at the French, '84-'88; won the U.S. Open in '83 and '84, then again in '86 and '87, and were unbeatable in the Australian Open, winning from '82 to '89.
But after 1989, they went their separate ways -- call it a personality conflict -- and have only recently reunited. They are seeded eighth here, and Shriver implied yesterday that it was a fair seeding.