1990 Martina Navratilova Family Circle Cup Finals Match Used Racquet from The Judy Nelson Collection. Martina Navratilova was the veteran and Jennifer Capriati an upstart when the two were adversaries for the first time. At the tender age of 15, Capriati met Navratilova at the Family Circle Cup. The veteran made quick work out the teenager, winning in straight sets. A second match, this time at Wimbledon, went in favor of Capriati. This Yonex racquet was used by Navratilova when she beat Capriati in their Family Circle finals match in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Two of the strings are broken. The blue grip (with noticeable chipping) is signed by Navratilova with this pertinent inscription: "Happy Birthday Monte Love Martina Family Circle Hilton Head 1990 Finals - Martina vs. Capriati" in black marker. Provenance is concrete as a letter from Martina's ex-lover Judy Nelson will attend. A photo of Navratilova using what appears to be this racquet is included. Martina signed the photo but the autograph has faded considerably. Letter of provenance from Judy Nelson. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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