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Last Updated: Saturday, 2 July, 2005, 20:51 GMT 21:51 UK
Navratilova misses out on record
Martina Navratilova in action at Wimbledon on Saturday
Navratilova has won 20 Wimbledon titles in total
Martina Navratilova's quest to become the most decorated Wimbledon player ended at this year's Championships with two doubles defeats on Saturday.

The 48-year-old holds a joint-record 20 SW19 titles with Billie Jean King.

But Navratilova and Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld were beaten in the women's doubles semi-finals 6-4 6-4 by Svetlana Kuznetsova and Amelie Mauresmo.

She and Mike Bryan then exited the mixed with a 6-3 4-6 7-9 quarter-final loss to Ken Ulyett and Liezl Huber.

Nine-times singles champion Navratilova was seeded eight in the women's event with Groenefeld, but Mauresmo and Kuznetsova, a new combination and unseeded, needed just an hour and eight minutes to brush the veteran aside.

The defeat against Zimbabwe's Ulyett and South Africa's Hube was a much tighter affair and the encounter took two hours 14 minutes.

Meanwhile, Australian Todd Woodbridge, one of the most successful doubles players in tennis history, ended his professional career on a losing note on Saturday after bowing out in the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles.

Woodbridge and compatriot Samantha Stosur suffered a 6-2 7-6 defeat to Sweden's Jonas Bjorkman and his American partner Lisa Raymond.

Woodbridge and Bjorkman won four Wimbledon mens' doubles titles together in the past.


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