Martina Navratilova

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

Profession: Tennis Player

Nationality:
Czech Republic
Czech

Why Famous: In her career Navratilova won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 major women's doubles titles, and 10 major mixed doubles titles.

Born: October 18, 1956
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Age: 62 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra

Historical Events in the Life of Martina Navratilova

  • 1974-12-31 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley retains her title; beats Martina Navratilova of Czechoslovakia 6-3, 6-2
  • 1975-04-05 American tennis #1 Chris Evert wins her 3rd WTA Tour Championship at the Los Angeles Sports Arena; beats Martina Navratilova 6-4, 6-2
  • 1975-06-14 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 for her 2nd of 7 French singles titles
  • 1975-09-06 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open
  • 1978-04-02 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova wins her first WTA Tour Championship; beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 7-6, 6-4 at Oakland Coliseum Arena
  • 1978-07-07 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova wins her first Grand Slam singles title beating Chris Evert 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
  • 1979-03-25 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova retains her WTA Tour Championship with a 6–3, 3–6, 6–2 win over American teenager Tracey Austin in NYC
  • 1979-07-06 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova successfully defends her title beating Chris Evert Lloyd 6-4, 6-4
  • 1980-03-23 18 year old American tennis star Tracey Austin wins her only WTA Tour Championship; upsets Martina Navratilova in the final 6–2, 2–6, 6–2 in NYC
  • 1981-01-02 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova wins her 1st of 3 Australian singles crowns; beats Chris Evert-Lloyd 6-7, 6-4, 7-5
  • 1981-03-28 Martina Navratilova beats 16 year old American tennis prodigy Andrea Jaeger 6-3, 7-6 in the final of the WTA Tour Championships at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1981-09-12 US Open Women's Tennis: Tracy Austin wins her second US title; beats Martina Navratilova 1-6, 7-6, 7-6
  • 1982-06-05 French Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats American teenager Andrea Jaeger 7-6, 6-1 for her first French singles crown
  • 1982-07-03 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 for the first of 6-straight Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1982-11-28 Germany's Sylvia Hanika stages remarkable comeback to upset tennis icon Martina Navratilova 1–6, 6–3, 6–4 and win her only WTA Tour Championship in NYC

  • 1982-12-13 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert-Lloyd wins her first Australian title; beats Martina Navratilova 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
  • 1983-03-20 In a clash of tennis legends, Martina Navratilova outclasses Chris Evert Lloyd 6-2, 6-0 to win her first of 5 straight WTA Tour Championships at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1983-07-02 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger 6-0, 6-3 for the 4th of 9 Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1983-09-09 Vitas Gerulaitis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat 100th ranked male tennis player
  • 1983-09-10 US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd 6-1, 6-3 for her first US singles title
  • 1983-12-10 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova wins 8th career Grand Slam singles event; beats Kathy Jordan of the US 6-2, 7-6
  • 1984-01-15 Martina Navratilova’s 54-match winning streak ends when beaten by Hana Mandlíková 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 in the final of the Virginia Slims of California tennis event in Oakland; after loss Navratilova wins next 74 matches for new record
  • 1984-03-04 Tennis legend Martina Navratilova retains her WTA Tour Championship in NYC; beats Chris Evert 6–3, 7–5, 6–1 for her 5th overall Championship title
  • 1984-06-09 French Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 6-3, 6-1; 2nd women in Open Era to hold all 4 Grand Slam titles at once
  • 1984-07-07 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 7-6, 6-2 for her 26th Grand Slam title
  • 1984-09-08 US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova retains her title; beats Chris Evert-Lloyd 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
  • 1984-12-06 Helena Suková snaps Martina Navratilova's 74-match winning streak 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the semi finals of the Australian Open in Melbourne; ends Navratilova's hopes of completing the Grand Slam
  • 1985-01-14 Martina Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)
  • 1985-03-24 Third straight WTA Tour Championship for tennis legend Martina Navratilova; beats Helena Suková 6–3, 7–5, 6–4 at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1985-06-08 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova 6-3, 6-7, 7-5 for her 17th Grand Slam title and 6th French singles crown
  • 1985-07-06 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 for her 6th Wimbledon singles title
  • 1985-09-07 US Open Women's Tennis: Hana Mandlíková beats Martina Navratilova 7-6, 1-6, 7-6 for her first US title
  • 1985-12-07 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 for her 3rd and final Australian singles crown
  • 1986-03-08 Martina Navratilova is 1st tennis player to earn $10 million
  • 1986-03-23 First of 2 WTA Tour Championships of the year; change of tennis schedule; Martina Navratilova wins 4th straight and 7th overall title 6–2, 6–0, 3–6, 6–1 against Hana Mandlíková in NYC
  • 1986-06-07 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 for her 18th and final Grand Slam title and record 7th French singles crown
  • 1986-07-05 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Hana Mandlíková 7-6, 6-3 for her 7th Wimbledon singles title
  • 1986-09-06 US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova wins her 3rd US singles title; beats Czech star Helena Suková 6-3, 6-2
  • 1986-11-23 Second WTA Tour Championship of the year; change of tennis schedule; Martina Navratilova wins 5th straight and 8th overall title with 7–6, 6–3, 6–2 win over Steffi Graf in NYC
  • 1987-01-24 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Hana Mandlíková of Czechoslovakia wins her 4th and final Grand Slam singles crown; beats Martina Navratilova 7-5, 7-6

  • 1987-06-06 French Open Women's Tennis: 17 year old German Steffi Graf beats World #1 Martina Navratilova 6-4, 4-6, 8-6; Graf's first Grand Slam victory
  • 1987-07-04 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova earns 8th Wimbledon singles title with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Steffi Graf
  • 1987-09-13 US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova retains her title; beats Steffi Graf of Germany 7-6, 6-1
  • 1988-07-02 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Germany's Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 for the 3rd leg of her Golden Slam
  • 1989-07-08 Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf successfully defends her title beating Martina Navratilova 6-2, 6-7, 6-1
  • 1989-09-09 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf retains her title; beats Martina Navratilova 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
  • 1989-11-19 German tennis No. 1 Steffi Graf regains the WTA Tour Championship in NYC; beats Martina Navratilova 6–4, 7–5, 2–6, 6–2
  • 1989-12-29 Wayne Gretzky and Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP
  • 1990-07-07 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova wins her record 9th Wimbledon singles title beating American Zina Garrison 6-4, 6-1
  • 1991-06-25 Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon
  • 1991-09-07 US Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles of Yugoslavia wins her first US title; beats Martina Navratilova 7-6, 6-1
  • 1991-11-10 Martina Navratilova ties Chris Evert with 157 pro tennis tournament wins
  • 1991-11-24 Yugoslavian tennis star Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova 6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 6–0 to win her 2nd straight WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1992-03-13 Martina Navratilova & Judy Nelson settle their galamony suit
  • 1992-09-26 Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3
  • 1992-11-22 Yugoslavian tennis star Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova for the second consecutive year to win WTA Tour Championship 7–5, 6–3, 6–1 in NYC; her 3rd straight end of season title
  • 1994-07-02 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Conchita Martínez of Spain upsets Martina Navratilova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 for her only Grand Slam title
  • 1995-07-29 Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova in her return to tennis
  • 2003-07-06 Martina Navratilova claims her 20th all-time Wimbledon title as she and Leander Paes beat Andy Ram & Anastassia Rodionova 6-3, 6-3 in the mixed doubles final
  • 2008-10-12 Anna Kournikova and Andy Roddick defeat Martina Navratilova and Jesse Levine in a match for charity, raising over $400,000 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Atlanta AIDS Partnership Fund

Famous Tennis Players