Martina Navratilova

Widely considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Martina Navratilova amassed a record number of singles and doubles title wins, while becoming the greatest Grand Slam champion of all time. Born on ... Read more »
Born: 10/18/1956 in Czech Republic

Filmography

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Portlandia 2013 (Tv Show)

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Dancing With the Stars 2012 (Tv Show)

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Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

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Will & Grace 2000, 2003 (Tv Show)

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Equality Rocks 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel (06/18/01) 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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2000 Wimbledon 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Sports Illustrated's 20th Century Sports Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Billie Jean King 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Wimbledon '99 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Wimbledon '97 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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A Passion to Play: Stories of Women in Sports 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Conversation With Cassini 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The French Open... A Revolution 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Wimbledon '89 (NBC) 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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History of Tennis 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Sesame Street, Special 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The U.S. Open Tennis Championships 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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1987 Wimbledon Tennis Preview 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Steep and Deep 1986 (Movie)

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Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Biography

Widely considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Martina Navratilova amassed a record number of singles and doubles title wins, while becoming the greatest Grand Slam champion of all time. Born on Oct. 18, 1956 in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Navratilova was three years old when her parents divorced. Her mother remarried to Miroslav Navrátil, who became her first tennis coach. In 1972, she won the Czechoslovakian national championship at 15 years old and the following year debuted with the United States Lawn Tennis Association tour, but did not turn pro until she was 17. After winning her first pro title, she began appearing in Grand Slam tournaments, losing the finals of the Australian Open in 1975 and the French Open to career rival Chris Evert that same year. When she was 18, Navratilova defected from Czechoslovakia and received her green card. From there, she won her first of nine Wimbledon titles in 1978, defeating Evert in three sets and becoming the No.1 female tennis player in the world. She defended her title in 1979 and went on to capture other Grand Slam tournaments, winning her first of three Australian Opens in 1981, her first French Open in 1982, and her first U.S Open in 1983, defeating Evert in two of the three.

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