LaureusAcademy Member

Martina <span>Navratilova</span>

Martina Navratilova


With a career spanning four decades, Martina Navratilova is widely regarded as the greatest female tennis player of all time. She won an unprecedented 59 Grand Slam titles, including a record nine Wimbledon singles championships; 167 singles and 177 doubles championships. Martina was the Women Tennis Association’s (WTA) “Tour Player of the Year” seven times, named the Associated Press’s “Female Athlete of the Year,” and was declared one of the “Top 40 Athletes of All Time” by Sports Illustrated. After being inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, she continued to compete in WTA events and the 2004 Olympic Games. In 2006, at the age of 50, she became the oldest player to ever win a Grand Slam title as a mixed-doubles champion at the US Open.


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