"The tournament began with a tribute to Billie Jean King and ended with a tribute to Martina Navratilova, who retired from competition late Saturday. Navratilova, 49, was inducted into the United States Open Court of Champions in a ceremony before the men’s final yesterday.
Pam Shriver, her former longtime doubles partner, and Chris Evert, her greatest rival, saluted her for her courage and kindness.
Navratilova told the packed Arthur Ashe Stadium that she lived by words Katherine Hepburn once told her: “ ‘It’s not what you do in life, it’s what you finish.’ Now I finished something.”
On Saturday night, Navratilova and Bob Bryan won the mixed doubles championship by defeating Kveta Peschke and Martin Damm of the Czech Republic, 6-2, 6-3. It was Navratilova’s 59th title in a major." [NY Times]