Martina Navrátilová is the best female tennisplayer in the history of sports. Until this very day she plays full time doubles in the regular pro circuit of the WTA Tour. She played singles for 22...
Martina Navrátilová is the best female tennisplayer in the history of sports. Until this very day she plays full time doubles in the regular pro circuit of the WTA Tour. She played singles for 22 years (1973-1995). She won 58 Grand Slam titles, including all available Grand Slam titles in one season (1983-1984) and holds the open era record for most singles and doubles tournament wins (167 and 175 titles respectively).
In 2005 she reached the finals mixed-double at Roland Garros, the semi-finals women's double at the Ordina Open, the semi-finals women's double at Wimbledon and the quarter-finals mixed-double at Wimbledon, she won the Canadian Open and reached the semi-finals double at the US Open.
Originally from the former Czechoslovakia, she defected to the United States in 1975 at the age of 18 and became a U.S. citizen in 1981. At the time she had only one goal, becoming the world's best female tennis player. Resoluteness and hard work helped her to finally reach that goal. Continuously in pursuit of perfection, Navrátilová won the title 'Athlete of the year' several times. She was also named the 'Athlete of the eighties'.
Martina Navrátilová is a BBC and HBO television commentator on Wimbledon matches. She writes articles for the leading British newspaper The Guardian and wrote three novels. In 2006, her lifestyle book about winning and staying healthy was published. In her lectures Martina Navrátilová shares all her secrets of winning. She emphasises the importance to strive for a goal and going right at it, whatever it takes. Other themes are: how to handle unexpected problems and set backs, the importance of adjusting your course in time, motivation and perseverance.