Martina Navratilova is an icon of the sporting world. Widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players, Martina has been ranked number one in the world, taking the title for 332 weeks. Martina made many prominent victories throughout her career, with her career highlights including 59 Grand Slam titles– with wins such as nine Wimbledon titles, 167 singles and 177 doubles. She has also claimed the title of ITF World Champion six times, WTA Player of the Year seven times, the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2003 and Czech Sport Legend Award in 2006.
Born into a family with a history in tennis, her mother an avid tennis player, Martina was destined for success in the sport. She first began playing regularly when she was just seven years old, going on to play in her first Championships when she was 15. Playing in the Czechoslovakia National Tennis Championship, Martina secured the win, which propelled her into the spotlight. Martina then played matches in the United States Lawn Tennis Association, ultimately turning professional in 1975.
A committed athlete, Martina has been named Associated Press’ Female Athlete of the Year and has been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Martina has also been recognised by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 40 Athletes of All Time. Outside of playing tennis Martina has committed her time to commentary, joining the Tennis Channel for coverage of Grand Slams. She has also appeared on the BBC, Amazon Prime Video and starred in The Politician on Netflix.
Today, Martina is highly sought as an online event speaker, covering the course of her career in her well-received speeches. Having achieved immense success on the pitch, Martina has honed her skills in what it takes to become a champion and inspires her online audiences with how they can set and achieve goals, overcome adversity and too become a champion. Having spent time in front of a camera for her acting and commentary, Martina is at home when delivering an online event and can command a virtual audience with confidence. A legend in the world of tennis and an inspirational sportswoman, Martina Navratilova is guaranteed to be a hit with virtual audiences.
Martina Navratilova is regularly booked to engage audiences at virtual events, read their latest feedback below:
“An absolute legend”- Allianz