Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova

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:18 Oct,1956
:62 years, 10 months
:Prague, Praha, Czech Republic

About Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova is a retired Czech and American tennis player and coach. In 2005, Tennis magazine selected her as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1965 through 2005.

Pro Success:

1978-In 1978, she won her first Grand Slam tournament with a victory over American Chris Evert at Wimbledon.

1981-Navratilova defended her Wimbledon title the following year, once again beating Evert in the finals, and then won a third Grand Slam victory at the 1981 Australian Open.

1982-In 1982, Navratilova captured both the Wimbledon and the French Open crowns, and would go on to lose only six matches from 1982 to 1984. 

2003- In 2003, she won the mixed doubles championship at Wimbledon. Three years later, she repeated the accomplishment with a win at the U.S. Open.

Martina Navratilova Achievements


ITF World Champion 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986.

WTA Player of the Year 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986.

Czech Sport Legend Award


  • In 2005, Tennis magazine selected her as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1965 through 2005, directly over Steffi Graf .Billie Jean King, a former World No. 1 player, said in 2006 that Navratilova is "the greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player who's ever lived."In 2008, tennis historian and journalist Bud Collins called Navratilova "arguably, the greatest player of all time."
  • In 2006, Martina Navratilova was named with online resources as an LGBT History Month Icon.
  • Tennis writer Steve Flink, in his book The Greatest Tennis Matches of the Twentieth Century (1999), named her as the second best female player of the 20th century, directly behind [Steffi Graf].
  • In June 2011, she was named one of the "30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future" by Time.
  • In March 2012, The Tennis Channel named Navratilova as the second greatest female tennis player of all times, behind Steffi Graf, in their list of 100 greatest tennis players of all times.
  • On August 2, 2013, Navratilova was among the first class of inductees into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame.

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