A champion on and off the court, Martina Navratilova is not only a tennis legend, but an inspirational leader who demonstrates wit, candor, and sheer motivation. Arguably the best tennis player ever to play the game, Navratilova has amassed an unmatched number of professional records during a career that spanned an amazing four decades, while proving herself to be one of the most intriguing, outspoken and respected figures of the 20th century – and now the 21st century.
During her career, Navratilova won an astonishing 59 Grand Slam titles, including 18 singles, 31 women’s doubles and 10 mixed doubles. She is one of only three people who have won all three titles (singles, doubles and mixed doubles) at each of the four Grand Slam events. Beyond this, she won a total of 167 singles and 178 doubles titles, both all-time records for tennis players, male or female. Her 74-match singles winning streak and 109-match doubles winning streak are both professional records as are the 9 Wimbledon singles titles and 6 consecutive Grand Slam titles that she won during the 1980’s. After her 2000 induction into the tennis hall of fame, Navratilova continued to play and win on the WTA Tour through October 2006, when she retired after winning the US Open mixed doubles a month before her 50th birthday.
Over the years, Navratilova has received numerous accolades, including Tour Player of the Year (7 times), Associated Press’ Female Athlete of the Year, and Female Athlete of the Decade by the National Sports Review. She was named Sportswoman of the Year (3 times) by Women’s Sports Foundation and was listed on Sports Illustrated’s Top 40 Athletes of All-time for her overall contributions to the world of athletics.
Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Navratilova has always proven herself to be fearless about her views and beliefs, as demonstrated in 1975 when she defected to the US in order to flee the repressive regime then in power. She displayed unequalled courage, candor, and conviction in 1981 when she became one of the first international sports figures to openly state that she was gay. Through her honesty, integrity and courage, she has inspired countless others to do the same.
Navratilova is a staunch supporter of women’s issues, gay rights, ethical treatment of animals, environmental protection and AIDS research. She is also a founder of the Rainbow Card credit card program and the non-profit Rainbow Endowment. Since its inception in 1995, the Rainbow Endowment has been one of the strongest supporters of gay and lesbian charities in North America, having given grants in excess of $2 million dollars.
Through her television appearances, speaking engagements and tennis commentaries, Navratilova has become as popular for her humor as for her forthrightness and determination. In addition, she is an accomplished writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Her most recent book is Shape Your Self, a guide to personal fitness and healthy living.
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Martina Navratilova is a marvel of fitness. She easily outruns many women half her age, still plays tennis competitively, and loves to have fun with other sports like basketball, hockey, skiing, and more. Now you can learn Martina′s "secret," a lifestyle plan that′s evolved from more than 30 years of trial and error, working with nutritionists, coaches, doctors, kinesiologists, and other top experts. In Shape Your Self, this amazing athelete shares her own story and distills this wealth of experience into a set of simple strategies, tips, and small changes to achieve the shape of your life. In her 6-step program, you′ll discover:
- Ways to apply the focus and mental ability of star athletes to your own personal goals
- Advice on creating an environment - emotionally and physically - that supports you so that you can reach your best
- A healthy food plan with delicious recipes - emphasizing natural foods and energizing juices - that help your body release toxins, drop extra pounds, and feel more vibrant and youthful
- A fitness plan that can be done anywhere, by anyone - from beginners to the most advanced
- Fun, unique, cutting-edge exercises that sculpt visible, fat-burning muscle and make you appreciate the power, strength, and beauty of your body
Learn the strategies that have helped Martina shape her self into the best condition of her life. No matter what your age or your challenge, Martina will help you feel great, and look great, too!