Famous female tennis player: Martina Navratilova

Famous female tennis player: Martina Navratilova

Famous tennis player, Martina Navratilova no doubt is one the finest and a successful women tennis player as far as the 20th century is concerned. Martina Navratilova was born on 18th October 1956 in Czechoslovakia. Navratilova endeavor the hearts of tennis fans with her impeccable tennis achievements which include 31 Grand Slam women’s double titles, 18 Grand Slam singles titles and 10 Grand Slam mixed double titles. Martina’s 31 doubles Grand Slam wins are a record in tennis along with 9 Wimbledon women’s single title wins.

Martina Navratilova won her first Grand Slam in the year 1978 at Wimbledon when she was 22 years old. With this win, Martina got the World No. 1 rank for the first time in her tennis career. With this, Martina became unstoppable and she reached her career peak by dominating all tennis Grand Slams. Here are some of the records set by Martina Navratilova in tennis world:

  • Among the only three famous female tennis players, Martina Navratilova is the one who accomplished career Grand Slams in women’s single title, women’s double title and mixed doubles as well.
  • Martina holds the record of most singles titles (167) and double titles (177) in the open era.
  • Navratilova holds the record of longest winning streak in tennis (74 consecutive matches)
  • Martine Navratilova reached 11 consecutive singles finals of Grand Slam, only second to Steffi Graf’s thirteen consecutive singles.
  • Martina Navratilova equals the record of Billie Jean King of 20 Wimbledon titles (in singles, doubles and mixed doubles)
  • Next to Margaret Court’s 62 Grand Slam titles, Martina Navratilova has the second highest (58) Grand Slam titles.
  • During the open era, Martina won the most singles match (1,442)

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