MARTINA Navratilova flies into the territory today for a rare post-retirement foray on to the tennis court. Navratilova joins a world-class field for the First Pacific Bank Challenge, which starts tonight at Victoria Park with the preliminary matches. The 38-year-old legend is in her first season of retirement after a glorious career which netted nine Wimbledon singles titles and a world record 167 titles in all. Speaking from Jakarta yesterday, Navratilova said she was looking forward to playing in Hong Kong for the first time in 'three or four years'. 'When you are on the tour for so long, it seems that the years run together,' said Navratilova. 'You can differentiate between cities, but it's hard to differentiate the years. 'I'm looking forward to Hong Kong and the matches and spending the money I made.' Navratilova, who played in the 1991 tournament in Hong Kong, was in Jakarta for an exhibition with Indonesia's top female player, Yayuk Basuki. Joining Navratilova in the Pacific Link-presented tournament are French and US Open champion Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Mary Pierce, Mary Joe Fernandez, Naoko Sawamatsu and Hong Kong's Willy Chan Lee. Sanchez, with two Grand Slam titles, was the dominant player of 1994 despite being unable to unseat Steffi Graf as world number one. And Navratilova feels that with more depth in women's tennis, the great rivalries of her time may be a thing of the past. 'There were three winners of the four Grand Slam events last year so there is more parity in the women's game and no real rivalries,' she said. 'There is definitely more diversity in women's tennis nowadays.' Navratilova, along with Sanchez, does not play until tomorrow's semi-finals, where they will meet the winners of tonight's preliminary matches. In the first match of the evening, Sawamatsu takes on Fernandez before Chan plays Pierce. The 16-year-old Chan is Hong Kong's top player, but has never previously come up against an opponent of Pierce's calibre.