Many sports are divided into men's and women's. Including tennis. Martina Navrvtilova successfully performed on the court and won the highest awards. She still trains young athletes.
A distant start
The famous tennis player Martina Navratilova is known not only to fans of sports shows, but also to connoisseurs of juicy details. The inhabitants at all times were interested in how their idols live outside the sports grounds. This curiosity is readily satisfied by print media and television channels. Big sport has long been transformed into a business project, and Navratilova has become a cult figure. The athlete, whenever possible, but without fanaticism, tries to maintain interest in her own person.
Martina was born on October 18, 1956 in an ordinary family. Parents at that time lived in the capital of Czechoslovakia, Prague. Initially, the child grew up and developed in difficult psychological conditions. When the girl was barely three years old, her parents decided to leave. Mother's new husband, Miroslav Navratilov, who showed the girl how to play tennis. In gratitude for the kind attitude towards herself, Martina took his last name, so that she could forget about her own father who had betrayed her.
Way to success
In the biography of the legendary tennis player, it is noted that she began to play tennis seriously when she was nine years old. During her childhood, Martina was often mistaken for a boy as she wore short hair and sportswear. The girl showed interest in tennis after her first victories on the court. Just a few months later, she easily outplayed her peers and peers. She regularly and hard worked on the technique of hitting and on the manner of moving around the court.
Navratilova's sports career developed along an increasing trajectory. Already at the age of fifteen, she became the winner of the national championship. A year later, she took part in the famous Grand Slam tournament and reached the quarterfinals. The next season she became the first racket of Czechoslovakia. About the promising athlete, they began to write in central newspapers around the world. In 1975 Martina decided to move into the professional category. Speaking at one of the tournaments in the United States, she notified reporters that she would not return to her homeland.
Sports experts once noted that Navratilova does not just play tennis, she is engaged in creativity. From the very first steps she began to practice powerful serve and quick access to the net. For this technique, she is considered the ancestor of the power game for women. There are many rumors and speculations about the personal life of a popular tennis player. She is the first famous person in the world to declare her non-traditional sexual orientation. Martina caused a furor with her statement.
At the end of her sports career, Navratilova struggled with cancer. Cancer has affected the mammary gland. Many fans and close people expressed their sincere support and love. The official wife, Yulia Lemigova, was nearby. The athlete managed to cope with the disease. She currently resides in America.