Martina Navratilova is a Czech-American retired tennis plater as well as a coach who was born on October 18, 1956. Navratilova is mostly known for being selected as “the greatest female tennis player” from 1975 to 2005 by Tennis magazine in the year 2005. Well, she has a net worth of $30 million, as of 2020. She is even well-known as one of the greatest female tennis players all over the world.
One of the best things is that her mother was a renowned fitness expert, tennis player as well as a ski instructor. Navratilova’s father and mother got divorced at the age of 3. Then she shifted to Řevnice with her mother.
In the year of 1962, Martina Navratilova’s mother got married to Miroslav Navrátil who was also a ski instructor. The interesting thing is that she took her last name from her step-dad. In fact, Martina first learned tennis from her step-dad.
However, she has a sister as well as a half-brother. Well, there is an interesting thing that I should mention is that Navratilova’s grandma was a tennis player. And she played for the “Czechoslovak Federation” before WWII.
Martina Navratilova: At a Glance
|Full Name:||Martina Navratilova|
|Celebrated Name:||Martina Navratilova|
|Born:||October 18, 1956|
|Birth Place:||Prague, Czechoslovakia|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 meters)|
|Citizenship:||The Czech Republic, United States|
|Marital Status:||Married (In fact, she is a lesbian)|
|Spouse:||Julia Lemigova (who is a Russain businesswoman)|
|Partner(s)||Rita Mae Brown, Nancy Lieberman, Judy Nelson|
|Profession:||Former Tennis Player|
|Net Worth:||$30 million|
When Martina Navratilova was 7, she began to play tennis. Since then she continued to play to boost up her career. One of the best things is that she became the winner at the “Czechoslovakia national tennis championship” in the year 1972 when she was 15.
In the year 1974, she won the first professional singles in Florida when she was 17 years old. And in 1975, she became the runner-up at a couple of major single tournaments.
However, Martina Navratilova lost to Evonne Goolagong at the “Australian Open”. In the same year, she lost to Evert in the semi-final of the US Open.
At her age18, Martina Navratilova got the Greencard of the United States. In the year of 1981, she received the citizenship of the United States.
Well, this popular celebrity had a glorious career span. Although Martina Navratilova has some controversy, she was successful in her career.
Yes, she is a lesbian.
Well, she married Julia Lemigova on December 15, 2014, who is a Russian businesswoman. In fact, Julia Lemigova was Martina’s long term girlfriend.