Navratilova gains final at Wimbledon

June 30, 1994

WIMBLEDON, England -- Martina Navratilova moved within one victory of her 10th Wimbledon singles title today when she beat Gigi Fernandez, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6).

Miss Navratilova, 37, who is playing in her 22nd and final Wimbledon singles, held off her friend and practice partner from Aspen, Colo.

Navratilova scored the first eight points for a 2-0 lead and led 5-1 before Fernandez won three straight games. Navratilova then served out the set.

Fernandez, a doubles specialist who was the lowest ranked player (No. 99) in the Open era to reach a Grand Slam semifinals, got to set point twice in the second set.

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