NAVRATILOVA

NOT satisfied with the numerous records already bearing her name or with her bulging bank balance, Martina Navratilova is now looking to overhaul Steffi Graf in the prize money stakes.

Navratilova, who at 46 years and three months, became the oldest Grand Slam winner as she took the mixed doubles crown at the Australian Open in January, is just over a million dollars short of becoming the women's leading prize money winner.

While Graf banked 21,895,277 dollars, Navratilova has pocketed 20,646,201 dollars during a career spanning four decades. "I better hurry up and try and win some more. I might beat her then and have the number one spot for a while again," joked the nine-time Wimbledon champion.

"But before I probably get there, Serena and Venus (Williams) will get there. "You know they're pulling in a million apiece per Grand Slam, so they are going to get there pretty quickly."

To overhaul Graf's record, Navratilova will have to keep doing the rounds for a while. Navratilova is in Paris with Indian doubles partner Leander Paes, who helped her win that 57th Grand Slam in Melbourne in January some 29 years after she won her first to collect the only elusive crown. However, even if the naturalised American captures both the mixed and women's doubles titles in France, her bank balance will increase by only 154,400 euros.