What Is Net Worth of Martina Navratilova? Know More About Relationship

In addition to being an accomplished tennis player, Martina Navratilova is also an accomplished coach. She is widely regarded as one of the finest female tennis players of all time.

Martina Navratilova has a net worth of $25 million, according to Forbes magazine. 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 major women's doubles trophies, and 10 major mixed doubles titles are among her accomplishments.

Career Earnings

Martina Navratilova Career Earnings
Martina Navratilova Career Earnings

Martina earned a total of over $20 million in tournament prizes alone throughout her professional career. In today's money, after accounting for inflation, that's the equivalent of around $33 million. She also made tens of millions of dollars from endorsements.

Early Life

Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova

In 1956, Navratilova was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, to a family of tennis players. Her parents split when she was three years old, and her mother, who was a talented tennis player and all-around athlete, relocated the family to Revnice, where she still resides now.

Navratil was Martina's father's last name when her mother remarried in 1962 to Miroslav Navratil. In addition, he served as her first tennis coach. By the age of seven, she was routinely participating in tennis, and by the age of fifteen, she had won the Czechoslovakia national tennis championship.

She made her debut in the United States Lawn Tennis Association the next year, when she was 16 years old, although she had not yet decided to pursue a professional career.

Professional Career

Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova

In 1974, Navratilova won her first professional singles championship in Orlando, Florida, where she was a teenager. Next to that, she finished second in the Australian Open and the French Open the following year.

She took the choice to desert communist Czechoslovakia in 1975, and the United States granted her a green card in recognition of her efforts. She later became a citizen of the United States in 1981.

Navratilova had her first taste of success when she competed in doubles events. Women's doubles champion in the 1975 French Open when she paired up with Chris Evert, the world's number one player, to win the tournament.

In 1976, the tandem was victorious at Wimbledon once more. The year before, at Wimbledon, she overcame Chris Evert to claim her first major singles victory, establishing her as the world's top-ranked player according to the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).

She regained her number one position the following year when she defeated Evert at Wimbledon for the second time. A year after that, she was defeated by Chris Evert in the WTA finals, prompting Navratilova to seek help from basketball player Nancy Lieberman to enhance her physical and mental approach to the game.

The Australian Open, when she defeated Evert, was her third major singles victory, which she earned in 1981. The French Open and Wimbledon were among her other titles in 1982. Navratilova rose to become the most powerful female player in the game, in large part as a result of the instruction she received from Lieberman in the early 1990s.

In 1983, she won three of the four major titles, with the French Open being the only one she did not win. In the three years between 1982 and 1984, she lost only six singles matches, giving her the greatest winning rate of any professional tennis player since 1968.

Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova

She was able to continue a winning streak of 13 straight matches against competitor Chris Evert, and she is still recognized for her full supremacy in women's tennis throughout the early and mid-1980s period.

When she competed in the French Open in 1985, she faced off against Chris Evert in what many consider to be one of, if not the finest women's tennis matches of all time. Even though she lost to Navratilova, Evert's victory represented a turning point in her career after years of losing to her opponent.

Navratilova, on the other hand, maintained her domination on all surfaces, including grass, hard, and indoor courts. When sixteen-year-old German Steffi Graf entered the tennis scene in the mid-1980s, Martina Navratilova's supremacy in the sport was called into question.

Graf dominated the late 1980s, however, Navratilova remained competitive and was frequently placed second in the world rankings, behind Graf. Graf retired from professional tennis in 1989.

It was in 1990 that she won her final Grand Slam singles title. She announced her retirement from a full-time competition shortly after. In 2000, she became the first woman to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

She returned to the tennis court in 2000, primarily competing in doubles events, but she did participate on the singles circuit from time to time as well. After winning the mixed doubles titles at the Australian Open and Wimbledon with partner Leander Paes, she became the oldest major winner in the history of the sport.

Navratilova has a total of 167 top-level singles titles and 177 top-level doubles titles to her credit. Although she has retired from professional tennis, she still owns a lot of records in the sport and is widely recognized as one of the best players of all time.

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Personal Life

Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova

In a conversation with New York Daily News writer Steve Goldstein in 1981, Martina Navratilova came out as bisexual for the first time. Despite her desire that the story does not disclose until she was ready to come out publicly, the piece was published nevertheless.

It was only after that that she revealed that she was bisexual to the Dallas Morning News in an interview published that same day. Since then, she has revealed that she is a lesbian. In a long-term relationship with Judy Nelson from 1984 until 1991, she was the subject of this article.

As a result of their palimony case being shown on television, their separation in 1991 was extremely public. Later, Navratilova began dating Julia Lemigova, who is now her husband. She proposed to her at the US Open in September of 2014, and the couple tied the knot in December.

Navratilova has been outspoken in support of a variety of various causes. She has become interested in the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) people, and she was awarded the National Equality Award by the Human Rights Campaign in 2000. She is very outspoken in her opposition to Communism, and she has made several public remarks on the subject.

She did become embroiled in a scandal over comments she made against transgender athletes, which she later apologized for. Athlete Ally, an LGBTQ athlete support organization, kicked her from their advisory board when she expressed her displeasure with the inclusion of trans women in women's sports.

After joining the Women's Sports Policy Working Group in response to President Joe Biden's executive order mandating blanket participation for trans women athletes in 2021, she rose to the position of group head in the following year.

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