By the time of her retirement from tennis, Martina Navratilova had acquired more tournament titles than any man or woman in tennis history, winning at least one tour event for 21 consecutive years. She dominated the scene in the 1980s and remains the game's all-time money winner. Martina also enjoyed two unrivalled winning streaks: 74 singles matches and 109 in doubles with Pam Shriver.
When she defected from Czechoslovakia to the United States in 1975, Navratilova had one goal - to be the best women's tennis player in the world. With her legendary determination, talent and hard work, Martina achieved her goal.
Martina now competes on the Legends Tennis Tour and in exhibitions around the world, and her broadcasting career includes Wimbledon commentary for America's HBO network. Also a successful author, she has now published her third thriller, Killer Instinct, co-written with Liz Nickles.
In addition to sharing her secrets on the keys to winning, Martina Navratilova remains an influential advocate for many causes, speaking to groups concerned with women's issues, children's causes, animal welfare and the environment.
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