Seles to play Navratilova at Mohegan Sun Exhibition

Grand Slam champions will meet at Mohegan Sun. The Connecticut casino announced today that Martina Navratilova will play Monica Seles in a three-set exhibition match scheduled for Saturday, December 1st in the Mohegan Sun Arena. It will be the first tennis match ever played in the arena.
The 45-year-old Navratilova replaces Lindsay Davenport, who was forced to withdraw from the match after injuring her knee in the semifinals of the Sanex WTA Championships in Munich, Germany.

“We wish Lindsay the best of health as she recovers from her knee injury,” said Mohegan Sun vice president of sports and entertainment Paul Munick. “We will indeed miss the WTA’s No. 1 ranked player in the world. However, we are extremely fortunate to have Martina with us, arguably, the best women’s tennis player ever.”

Navratilova’s 167 career singles titles are more than any male or female tennis player, and her 18 Grand Slam singles titles, are third among all women players (tied with Chris Evert). Navratilova has won a record nine Wimbledon singles titles; 19 Wimbledon titles in total (singles, doubles, mixed doubles); and six straight grand slam titles from 1983 Wimbledon to 1984 U.S. Open, tying Margaret Court’s record of six straight from 1969-1971.

Tickets for the Martina Navratilova versus Monica Seles tennis match are on sale now for $40, $30 and $20. Tickets are available at Mohegan Sun’s new, expanded in-house Box Office located at the Spring Gateway connecting the Casino of the Earth and The Shops at Mohegan Sun. Tickets can also be purchased on-line through {} or by calling at (800) 477-6849.