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Martina NAVRATILOVA
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Martina NAVRATILOVA

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Wow !

The incredible numbers say a lot about the woman whom many believe is the GOAT of    women’s tennis. After all, Martina Navratilova, born in Communist Czechoslovakia and naturalised as an American citizen in the early 1980s piled on the achievements: 167 singles titles and 177 doubles titles (second-most after Margaret Court), nearly 80 dual titles (12 at majors), a record that will probably never fall! The left-handed player also holds the absolute record for most singles titles at Wimbledon: nine, or half of all her Grand Slam titles. But Navratilova is also known for her rivalry with her good friend Chris Evert, whom she chose as a witness at her 2014 wedding. The two players were in the habit of training together the day before their final matches, especially at Roland-Garros, where they faced off four times in the finale. It would be unthinkable today. Martina Navratilova was less comfortable on clay, but she still won two of her six finals in Paris, in 1982 against Jaeger, then in 1984 against Chris Evert. With a volley-focused game that combined power and audacity, the American is still a reference for many women players today. The gay rights activist won her greatest match of all in 2010 when she survived breast cancer. Stronger than ever. Bravo, Martina!

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palmares

Titles

167

Finals

73

Higher ranking

1

WTA Singles, 10/07/1978

grand slam

victories

  • Australian Open (3) : 1981, 1883, 1985
  • Roland-Garros (2): 1982, 1984
  • Wimbledon (5): 1978, 1979, 1982, 1987, 1990
  • U.S. Open (4): 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987

finals

  • Australian Open (3): 1957, 1982, 1987
  • Roland-Garros (4): 1975, 1985, 1986, 1987
  • Wimbledon (3): 1988, 1989, 1994
  • U.S. Open (4): 1981, 1985, 1989, 1991

others

victories

  • Masters (8): 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 (mars et novembre)
  • Fed Cup: 1975 (Czechoslovakia), 1982, 1986, 1989 (United States)

finals

  • Masters (6): 1975, 1980, 1982, 1989, 1991, 1992
  • Fed Cup (1): 2003 (United States)