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date: 24 October 2020

Navratilova, Martina free

Born Prague 18 Oct. 1956; d of late Jana Navratilova. Left Czechoslovakia, 1975; adopted American nationality, 1981; m 2014, Julia Lemigova

tennis player; commentator


Professional player, 1975–94. Has won 167 singles and 178 doubles titles, including 18 Grand Slam singles titles (a record 9 Wimbledon singles wins) and 41 Grand Slam doubles titles. Pres., Women’s Tennis Assoc., 1979–80, 1994–95


Martina (autobiog.), 1985; Shape Your Self, 2006; novels (with Liz Nickles): The Total Zone, 1994; Killer Instinct, 1995; Breaking Point, 1996


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