Legendary tennis champion Martina Navratilova is undeniably one of the greatest athletes of all times.

The statistics tell part of her story:

Over a spectacular career that has spanned four decades, Martina won an unprecedented 59 Grand Slam titles, including a record 9 Wimbledon singles championships; 167 singles and 177 doubles championships. Her decades-long rivalry with Chris Evert is considered one of the greatest in sports history, with Martina sporting a 43-37 advantage.

But there is far more. Martina played tennis with a singular energy, passion, and emotion. To this day, Martina – more than anyone else – is known for taking women’s tennis to an entirely new level with her speed, aggression, and fitness.

Martina continues her tennis career with the Tennis Channel and is lead commentator for their Grand Slam coverage. Visit www.TennisChannel.com for information on the 2011 Grand Slams.

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