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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russia Fixed Defeat, Say Canadian Team

ROME -- Martina Navratilova took a swipe at the tennis circuit which has been her life for over two decades and proposed an elite series of top-ranking events to reawaken public interest in the game. "There should be a maximum of 12 to 15 huge events, maybe one a month, where all the top players compete," said the Czech-born American on Tuesday. "At the moment we're asking each other who won this week? Who cares?" Navratilova, the most successful player in tennis history, is set to retire at the end of the season after a career in which she has won a record 167 titles. After saying the talent was too thinly spread in the myriad middle-ranking tournaments, Navratilova also suggested rescheduling the Grand Slam events. She has won all the Grand Slams and triumphed in the Wimbledon singles nine times. Speaking after a second-round win in the Italian Open, she also slammed plans announced by the Australian Open organizers to make the women's final the best of five set