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Martina Navratilova

Martina has been described as honest, feisty, self deprecating, courageous, and controversial. She's always told it from the heart, never flinching from an unpopular comment or cause if she believes it to be right. She has 59 Grand Slam Titles and 18 Singles Titles. She won her last Grand Slam mixed doubles title just before her 50th Birthday.

When not playing tennis, Martina is involved with various charities that benefit animal rights, underprivileged children, and gay rights. In 2008 she took part in ITV's "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!".

Martina Navratlilova and Andrew Marr

In 2006 she wrote "Shape Your Self" - a guide to health and fitness. She has over the past few years made a name for herself for her speech writing. She goes all over the world delivering truly inspirational lectures about her extraordinary life. She has appeared on numerous shows worldwide and recently was made ambassador for the WTA finals for the next 5 years in Singapore.

In 1985 Martina released an autobiography, co-written with New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey, entitled Martina in the US and Being Myself in the Rest of the World. She had earlier co-written a tennis instruction book with Mary Carillo in 1982 entitled Tennis My Way. She later wrote three mystery novels with Liz Nickles: The Total Zone (1994); Breaking point (1996); and Killer Instinct (1997).

Originally from Czechoslovakia, Martina was stripped of her citizenship when, in 1975 at the age of 18, she asked the United States for political asylum. She became a US citizen in 1981 but a few years ago had her Czech citizenship restored. She lives in Florida but spends much of her time travelling around the world carrying out speaking engagements or attending the grandslams as a broadcaster for both the Tennis Channel, BBC and BT Sport. She proposed to her long term partner Julia Lemigova on the 6th September 2014 at the US Open. She announced in December 2014 that she will become coach for Agnieszka Radwanska.

She is available for all types of corporate engagements from Q & A to tennis clinics. In 2011 alone she has appeared on the Andrew Marr Show and a Question of Sport. She also was the centre piece for the BBC 1 Programme 125 years of Wimbledon. She has spoken at numerous conferences on the subject of diversity as well as her long tennis career. During Wimbledon 2011 and 2013 she had her own column for the Times.

Martina Navratilova at the 2013 LGBT event

Martina Navratilova at the 2013 LGBT event

Martina Navratilova at the 2013 LGBT event

Martina Navratilova


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