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  Martina Navratilova - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A new threat to Navratilova's dominance, in the form of the young German player Steffi Graf, emerged on the scene in 1987 when she beat Navratilova in the final of the French Open, whipping both relentless forehands and sliced backhand passing shots out of Navratilova’s reach.
Navratilova won a singles match at the first round of Wimbledon in 2004, aged 47 years and 8 months, to make her the oldest player to win a professional singles match in the open era.
Navratilova was featured in a WITA (Women's International Tennis Association) calendar, shot by Jean renard with her Wimbledon trophys and Judy Nelson's children in the background.
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 Martina Navratilova - MSN Encarta
Martina Navratilova, born in 1956, Czech-American tennis player who has won 167 professional singles tournaments in her career, the sport’s all-time record.
Navratilova dominated Wimbledon from 1982 to 1987, winning six consecutive singles titles, and she won the title again in 1990 to set a record with nine Wimbledon singles championships during her career.
Navratilova also won a match for the American team in the 2003 finals of the Fed Cup, running her career record in the international competition to 39-0.
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 Martina Navratilova - Salon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Navratilova, once too controversial for TV ads because she talked openly about her love of both men and women, is today as well known for her intelligence and willfulness as for her tennis game.
Navratilova retired in 1994 with a record 167 singles championships, still the all-time women's record, and was ranked No. 1 in the world seven different years, including 1982 to 1986 consecutively.
Navratilova's parents divorced in 1959, when she was 3 years old, and Martina moved from a ski lodge in the Krkonose Mountains to her mother's childhood home in the village of Revnice, just outside of Prague.
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 Martina Navratilova - Picture - MSN Encarta
Martina Navratilova defected from Czechoslovakia to the United States in 1975 to escape Czech interference in her professional tennis career.
Already successful at the time of her defection, Navratilova continued to win major tournaments, including consecutive Wimbledon championships in 1978 and 1979.
Navratilova held the number one ranking in the world between 1982 and 1986, earning a reputation for her strength, tenacity, and court savvy.
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 Martina Navratilova   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When Martina Navratilova was young she couldn't leave Czechoslovakia without asking the government for permission.
Martina started playing tennis when she was very young.
By 1978 Martina was back on top, winning tournaments and she was ranked the #1 woman tennis player in the world.
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 OUTathletes: Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova was born on 18 October 1956 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Navratilova began her journey at the age of six when she was given tennis lessons and entered her first tournament two years later.
Incredibly, at the age of 47, Martina Navratilova made a return to the singles game at Wimbledon in 2004 but after making it through a first round match, she was knocked out in the following round.
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 Wimbledon - The Official Website of The All England Lawn Tennis Club and The Championships, Wimbledon
Navratilova won a record number of nine singles titles, spanning three decades and involving some of the fiercest rivalries in women’s tennis history.
Navratilova's victory at the 2003 Championships alongside Paes also meant that she equalled Billie Jean King's record number of 20 Wimbledon titles.
Navratilova served on the WTA and promotes her sport, offers encouragement to younger players and loves the game.
www.wimbledon.org /en_GB/about/history/martina_navratilova.html   (454 words)

  
 ESPN Classic - More Info on Martina Navratilova
Navratilova once told Barbara Walters on television that she enjoyed going to bed with both men and women, but preferred waking up with a woman.
Martina's career record in majors was 305-47: 46-7 at the Australian Open, 51-10 at the French, 119-13 at Wimbledon and 89-17 at the U.S. Open.
Navratilova once told her biographer she wanted to have a child with Wayne Gretzky because the gene combination would produce a great athlete.
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 Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova added another title to her career, winning the doubles with Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia, at the Dubai Open.
This was Navratilova's 168th doubles championship to go with her 167 singles titles - both tops in tennis for a man or woman.
At 46, Martina becomes the oldest player in history to win a WTA sanctioned tournament, a record she set last year at age 45, with a victory in Madrid, Spain.
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 ESPN.com: Martina was alone on top
Martina became a one-name celebrity, like Michael and Reggie, like Magic and O.J. She defected in 1975, became a U.S. citizen six years later, and dominated tennis in the eighties the way Bill Tilden did in the twenties.
It would not be until 1978 that Navratilova would become No. 1 and win her first singles Grand Slam, defeating Evert in the Wimbledon final, the tournament that she always had dreamed of winning.
Navratilova won the final three majors of 1983 and when she won the first three in 1984, it appeared she would finally win the Grand Slam.
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 Martina Fan Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Martina is developing a great, entertaining website, which gives her fans the chance to learn a lot of things, including news, a photo gallery, her schedule and a diary...
Martina was forced to withdraw from the event because of some problems with her knee; nevertheless, she spent some days in Birmingham to take part in the 25th anniversary of the tournament and to promote her new book "Shape Your Self" signing copies for the fans.
Martina was present at the 32nd Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (California), to race at the Pro/Celebrity race, which is part of three days of live entertainment along two miles of downtown streets, with autograph and photo sessions, a drifting challenge race, a grand daddy Grand Prix race...
www.martinafanpage.net   (1273 words)

  
 Martina Navratilova
Born and raised in Czechoslovakia, Martina Navratilova knew by the age of ten that she wanted to be a Wimbledon champion -- and a U.S. citizen.
MARTINA is more than the thrilling story of an unparalleled career in the tough, sexy world of women's tennis.
Martina Navrátilová is the greatest women's tennis player in the history of the sport.
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 CNNSI.com - Your Turn - Reactions: Martina Navratilova - Thursday May 04, 2000 02:15 PM
Martina Navratilova was no doubt the best player in her era.
Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf and the pre-stabbing Monica Seles are the greatest players of all time -- and it will be fun to watch Martina show today's kids what's she's made of.
I think Martina may find it tough to win a big title like Wimbledon, though she may have some success, as court speed is not quite as relevant in doubles, and I doubt her silky net skills have diminished.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /your_turn/news/2000/05/04/react_martina   (1320 words)

  
 Martina Navratilova
Navratilova retired from professional tennis in 1994, but in 2000 returned to occasional action in mixed doubles and then women's doubles.
Navratilova and Paes won mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 2003, giving her a total of 20 Wimbledon titles...
Martina Navratilova - Martina Navratilova Born: Oct. 18, 1956 Tennis player No.1 player in the world 7 times...
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 VNTS - Martina Navrátilová
In 1980 Navratilova had announced she was bisexual in response to US media speculation about her relationship with Rita Mae Brown; this frankness cost her sponsors.
At the same time, at 46 years and 3 months, she became the oldest player, male or female, to have won a Grand Slam title, eclipsing the record set by Norman Brookes, who was a month younger when he won the men's doubles at the Australian Championships in 1924.
Martina's return to tennis sees her still winning Grand Slam doubles titles after the retirement of Martina Hingis, who was named after her.
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 Martina Navratilova Latest News Blog
Martina and Liezel were upset in the first round by Ana Ivanovic and Maria Kirilenko 6-2 6-4.
Martina's 1979 Wimbledon doubles trophy and her 1976 and 1980 Wimbledon semifinalist medals were placed up for auction on Lelands.com, a sports memorabilia auction house and last week, they fetched more than $39,000 collectively.
Martina is playing two matches for the Boston Lobsters this year, on July 14 and July 24, both in Boston.
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 Pro Tennis Fan: Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova wants a ban on grunting and blasted Wimbledon for not giving her an appropriate venue for her farewell.
Living legend Martina Navratilova blasted the state of women's tennis in Britain and pushed her new fitness book after withdrawing from Birmingham with a swollen knee.
That's why Bahar Uttam was floored when his bluebird of happiness, Martina Navratilova -- artist with tennis racket -- volunteered to wing it for free for the resurrected Boston Lobsters in the climactic match of the regular season.
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 glbtq >> arts >> Navratilova, Martina
Her tennis career and her personality are also characterized by an emotional openness and an honesty that have won the respect of her friends and opponents both on and off the court.
Navratilova was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia on October 18, 1956.
In 2004, Navratilova and Lisa Raymond competed in doubles matches for the United States tennis team in the Athens Olympics.
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 Five minutes with ... Martina Navratilova
At 49, Martina Navratilova, winner of a record 58 Grand Slam titles, is still playing -- and winning, often beating opponents half her age.
Navratilova and Liezel Huber advanced to the women's doubles championship match at the Nasdaq-100 Open in Key Biscayne, Fla., earlier this month before losing.
Navratilova: You know, the talent is sort of spread around and that means the rivalries are spread around.
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 Martina Navratilova   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Navratilova, Martina (1956-), Czech-American tennis player, who holds the women's all-time record for singles championships.
Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now in the Czech Republic), Navratilova was the national champion in her native country from 1972 to 1975 and won the Junior Girls Championship at Wimbledon in 1973.
An exceptionally strong player, Navratilova won the official women's tour and the Wimbledon singles championship in 1978 and again in 1979, when she finished the year as the world's top-ranked women's tennis player.
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 Martina Navratilova
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 Amazon.com: Breaking Point: Books: Martina Navratilova   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Navratilova and Nickles lob a winner into the mystery court with the follow-up to The Total Zone.
Navratilova's simple formula expands to encompass the world of tennis, commercial sports products, and sports medicine allusions, but the presentation lacks excitement, emotion, and humor.
This was the first book, by Martina Navratilova and Elizabeth Nickles that I had read and I have to say that it was hard going getting into the book but once past those first 50 pages it was an enjoyable read.
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 Martina Navratilova - ELMS - Lesbian Celebrities
When Martina Navratilova retired from singles in 1994 she had won 167 singles titles including a record nine at Wimbledon.
Her victory in the 1995 Wimbledon mixed doubles extended her total of Wimbledon titles to 19, one short of Billie Jean King's record.
She also filed a law suit against the enactment of the homophobic Amendment 2 in Colorado which bans legal protection for lesbians and gays in the fields of housing and employment.
www.clublez.com /movies/lesbian_celebrities/n/navratilova_martina   (263 words)

  
 ESPNsoccernet - UEFA Champions League - Martina won't back Liverpool
Tennis great Martina Navratilova has refused to back calls for Liverpool to be allowed to defend their Champions League title.
But nine-times Wimbledon winner Navratilova, who today visited Anfield to see the new trophy, said it was Liverpool's own fault that they did not qualify and it was too late to change the rules.
Navratilova, who was in Liverpool to play in the city's three-day International Tennis Tournament, which starts tomorrow, posed with the cup alongside Ivan Ljubicic, her opponent in a mixed doubles match.
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 Martina Navratilova, Katarina Srebotnik, Pilot Pen Tennis, Interviews, ASAPSports FastScripts, Quotes, Transcript   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
MARTINA HINGIS: She had asked me, but she still had a partner, and her partner got hurt, then I said, okay.
MARTINA NAVRATILOVA: She was ranked number one at one point.
MARTINA NAVRATILOVA: I think attitude, I think Katarina has is emotional, and I'm the same way, obviously, and I think people that play's a roll.
www.asapsports.com /tennis/2000ppen/082500MN.html   (1625 words)

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