Sport: Tennis According to Marx

Czechoslovakia manufactures top players and talent

Czechoslovakia's best-known defector went home last week. Eleven years after leaving her homeland, Tennis Superstar Martina Navratilova, 29, headed the top-seeded U.S. team as it arrived in Prague for the Federation Cup, the women's equivalent of the all-male Davis Cup. Local media ignored her, but the applause that greeted her appearance at the opening ceremonies -- where she wept during the playing of the national anthem -- more than compensated. "I think it showed that the people here still remember me and that they like me," she told a press conference. "Not because I have come back but because they appreciate...

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