Martina navratilova dating 2016

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Martina navratilova dating 2016

In an exclusive interview, Martina reiterated what she's said for years, that she doesn't even know any gay male pro tennis players."I'm surprised more players haven't come out," Navratilova told the BBC.

Since Martina, other prominent female pro tennis players have come out including Wimbledon champ Amelie Mauresmo.Terrified and really odd are the initial reactions and then a slightly choked, "I'm 58 years old, and I got married for the first time. " Martina popped the question at the US Open earlier this year.She is one of the few big-time athletes to legally marry in the United States.One of her singles matches against tennis veteran Chris Evert in 1985 is considered to be the greatest woman’s tennis match in the history of the sport.Her last Wimbledon win was in 1990 against Zina Garrison and four years later decided to retire from the singles competitions.Her grandmother was also a high ranking tennis player of her time.

She picked up the tennis racquet when she was seven and by the time she was 15, she had won a national championship in Czechoslovakia.In the history of the sport, she is the only athlete to have been no.1 for more than 200 weeks in singles as well as doubles.She has held the Grand Slam title in singles 18 times and reached 12 finals at the Wimbledon, which include her nine year streak until 1990.On July 6 of that year, she played the last match of her career at Wimbledon.In 2012, she was listed among the 100 greatest tennis players in female category in the second position, succeeded only by Steffi Graf. The self titled book was co-written by George Vecsey of The New York Times.Martina adopted her surname after her athlete mother wedded her coach in 1962.