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Tennis legend Martina Navratilova in Atlanta for AARP conference

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On Saturday, Oct 5, out and proud tennis legend Martina Navratilova appeared at the AARP’s Life@50 National Event & Expo in Atlanta to talk about health and wellness for seniors and to lead attendees in an early morning fitness routine that began at 8:30 a.m.

That seems a bit early for Navratilova these days, given that she is still in bed at 9 a.m. when she agreed to talk with GAVO from her home in Miami.

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Big Peach tennis

The Atlanta Team Tennis Association hosts tournament over Labor Day weekend

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Peach Tennis Tournament

Atlanta Team Tennis Association's The Peach

Tennis players from across the country — as well as some international competitors — will be swinging away during the 2010 Peach Tennis Tournament over Labor Day weekend, hoping to bring home hardware in the way of trophies.

Sponsored by the Atlanta Team Tennis Association, the city’s LGBT tennis league, the Peach is one of the bigger tournaments in the Gay & Lesbian Tennis Alliance circuit, says Bill Bradley, ATTA’s director of tournaments. The GLTA incorporates LGBT tournaments across the world, with 38 in the U.S. this year and 22 in other parts of the world.

The Peach stands out from other tournaments in the circuit for several reasons, including the high volume of female participants.