Martina Navratilova is a former Czech–American professional tennis player who is considered one of the greatest female tennis players of all time.
She holds the record for the highest number of major singles titles ever won by a female player, 31 major doubles titles in women’s tennis, and 10 major mixed doubles titles in mixed doubles.
The Czech Republic’s Prague was the place of Martina Navratilova’s birth on October 18, 1956. She is 66 years old. She was born to Mirek Subert, who is her father, and her mother Jana Navratilova who is a gymnast, tennis player, and ski instructor.
Sadly, her parents divorced when she was three years old, and later her mother got married to Miroslav Navratil who was a coach by his profession and he also trained Martina as her first coach. Furthermore, she has a sister named Jana who is younger than her, and also a half-brother.
Navratilova, who was born in Czechoslovakia, lost her citizenship when, at the age of 18, she applied for political asylum in the US and was given temporary residency. In 1981, she attained US citizenship. Navratilova obtained Czech citizenship on January 9, 2008, making her a dual citizen. Since 1981, Navratilova has been out as a lesbian and an advocate for LGBT rights.
She holds the record for the highest number of major singles titles ever won by a female player, 31 major doubles titles in women’s tennis, and 10 major mixed doubles titles in mixed doubles. Navratilova began playing tennis on a regular basis at the age of seven and was striking tennis balls off concrete walls as early as age four.
She won the Czechoslovakia national tennis tournament when she was 15 years old. At the age of 16, she made her professional debut on the United States Lawn Tennis Association tour.