Martina Navratilova

Born:
October 18, 1956
Place of Birth:
Prague, Czech Republic
Citizenship:
United States
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
2000
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

One of the greatest female athletes of all time, Martina Navratilova took women’s tennis to an entirely new level with her speed, aggression, and flexibility. A left-hander with a marvelously sculpted serve-and-volley style featuring a magnificent backhand volley and a superb overhead, she amassed a record nine Wimbledon singles titles in her prime years and secured 59 majors in total. In doubles, she was majestic, winning a record 177 titles across her career and recording her last major in mixed alongside Mike Bryan in 2006 at the US Open. She was 49.

Grand Slam Record

Australasian Championship

  • Singles Champion 1981, 1983, 1985
  • Doubles Champion 1980, 1982-85, 1987-89
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 2003

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1982, 1984
  • Doubles Champion 1975, 1982, 1984-88
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1974, 1985

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1978-79, 1982-87, 1990
  • Doubles Champion 1976, 1979, 1981-84, 1986
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1985, 1993, 1995, 2003

US Open

  • Singles Champion 1983-84, 1986-87
  • Doubles Champion 1977-78, 1980, 1983-84, 1986-87, 1989-90
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1985, 1987, 2006

Career Achievements

  • Wightman Cup Team Member 1983
  • Fed Cup Team Member 1975, 1982, 1986, 1989, 1995, 2003-04