Duo fall to Ullyet, Huber

Updated: January 29, 2005, 3:35 PM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Martina Navratilova will have to wait for another Grand Slam tournament title.

The 48-year-old tennis great and Max Mirnyi of Belarus lost their mixed doubles semifinal Saturday to Kevin Ullyett of Zimbabwe and Liezel Huber of South Africa 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (8).

Navratilova has 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 in doubles and nine in mixed doubles.

Mirnyi became Navratilova's mixed doubles partner when Leander Paes, who won the Australian and Wimbledon titles with her in 2003, injured his foot at the Sydney International two weeks ago.

Navratilova and Daniela Hantuchova lost their quarterfinal doubles match to eventual champions Svetlana Kuznetsova and Alicia Molik.

Australians Samantha Stosur and Scott Draper are the other finalists in Sunday's mixed doubles championship.


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