DWTS 14: Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova is one of the greatest female tennis players of all time. Along with Margaret Court and Doris Hart, she earned a career Grand Slam in singles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles–a Grand Slam “boxed set.”

In her career, she had 167 singles titles, 177 doubles titles and had the longest winning streak–74 consecutive matches. She won the Czechoslovakia national tennis championship in 1972 when she was only 15. The next year, she played her first match in the U.S. and turned professional in 1975. During her tennis career, she had an ongoing rivalry with Chris Evert  (1973-1988) with Navratilova leading 47-37 and later Steffi Graf with them tied 9 to 9.

Full name: Martina Navratilova

Partner: Tony Dovolani

Official website

Birthday: 18 October 1956

  • Age: 55
  • Libra

Hometown: Prague, Czechoslovakia

Currently resides: Sarasota, Florida

Navratilova came out as lesbian in 1981. She has been active in gay rights as well as animal rights and underprivileged children issues.

Navratilova previously appeared in the reality show, “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here” in 2008, series 8. In this ITV British TV series, she finished second behind actor Joe Swash (Mickey Miller in “Eastenders”). George Takei finished third.

In 2010, she was treated for breast cancer the spring and also a high altitude pulmonary edema while attempting to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in December.

Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani

Phone:

  • 800-868-3409
  • 800-VOTE4-09
  • Text-in Code: 3409

Vote online. 

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About Jana J. Monji

I've written for the Rafu Shimpo, LA Weekly, LA Times, Examiner.com and, more recently, the Pasadena Weekly and RogerEbert.com. I formerly worked for a dot-com more interested in yodeling than its customers.

Posted on March 20, 2012, in Dancing with the Stars Season 14, Martina Navratilova, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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