Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova In Her Own Words
  • Martina Navratilova In Her Own Words

  • In this fascinating collection of interviews from the BBC radio and TV archive, Martina Navratilova talks about her life and career as one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

    The interviews included are: BBC Radio interview (first broadcast 1 June 1978, featuring Gerald Williams); BBC Radio interview, (first broadcast 6 July 1979, featuring Gerald Williams, Jana Navratilova); BBC Radio interview (first broadcast 7 July 1984 (featuring Mike Ingham); Nicky Campbell, BBC Radio (first broadcast 18 January 1995, featuring Nicky Campbell); Friday Night With Jonathan Ross , BBC TV (first broadcast 23 June 2006, featuring Jonathan Ross); Woman's Hour, BBC Radio (first broadcast 10 July 2006, featuring Jenni Murray); The Steve Wright Show with Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio (first broadcast 11 July 2006, featuring Mark Radcliffe); The Andrew Marr Show, BBC TV (first broadcast 22 June 2008, featuring Andrew Marr); The Jeremy Vine Show, BBC Radio (first broadcast 5 July 2010 (featuring Jeremy Vine).

    Due to the age and nature of this archive material, the sound quality may vary.

    ©2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

Martina Navratilova is a tennis legend, who has been described as 'arguably, the greatest tennis player of all time'. In a career that spanned forty years, she won 59 Grand Slam crowns and a record 9 Wimbledon singles titles. She holds numerous records, including the most singles titles (167) and doubles titles (177) won in professional Grand Slam tournaments. Since retiring from playing tennis, she has published six books (including an autobiography, Being Myself) and provided commentary for the Tennis Channel's coverage of Grand Slam matches. She is a passionate supporter of equal rights, and in 2000 she received the National Equality Award from LGBT civil rights lobby group The Human Rights Campaign. In 2013, she was inducted into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2014 she got engaged to her partner Julia Lemigova.

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