MARTINA NAVRATILOVA, tennis player extraordinaire, took women’s tennis to a new level with her speed, determination and
agility. She won the Wimbledon women’s singles title a record nine times and has been described by many as “the greatest singles, doubles, and mixed doubles player who’s ever
Martina now spends her time between being at home and broadcasting as a presenter/commentator for the BBC, Tennis Channel and Amazon Prime Video. She also travels the world extensively giving speaking engagements on a variety of issues and taking part in other corporate activities.
MARTINA NAVRATILOVA has an ability to resonate with virtually any audience, her many speeches inspiring generations of
tennis fans as well as those in the wider business world.
Her clients have included some of the biggest businesses in the world : HSBC, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Société Génerale, the Singapore Tourist Board, the Financial Times, BNP Paribas and Google to name a few.
Her ability to move with our ever-changing times means her voice resonates as much today as at any time during her illustrious tennis career whether it be trading forehands from the baseline with Chris Evert or passing on her pearls of wisdom to the next generation of players.
In essence, the multifarious list of companies with which Martina has worked highlights both her versatility and her popularity, the testimonials as rich in that aspect of her career as during her playing heyday.
The content of her speeches adapt for every occasion, whether it be covering gender equality in the work place, inspiring leadership in the wider world or encouraging a planet with greater diversity. On every occasion, she weaves in anecdotes of her own life on and off court to draw parallels with her audience, with whom she perpetually has a great affinity.
Her wide variety of engagements has garnered her popularity in every corner of the globe, boasting a fanbase that few tennis players can match.
MARTINA NAVRATILOVA has a following of some quarter of a million people on Twitter, her subject matter there ranging from tennis successes to the current political climate, the central message being that Martina continues to push whatever she believes in, those beliefs as strong and steadfast as ever.
The most successful female tennis player of the Open era, approved Martina Navratilova amassed an unmatched number of professional records over the course of a career that spanned an amazing four decades. 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.
Over the course of her tennis career, Martina was distinguished as the WTA's "Tour Player of the Year" seven times, named the Associated Press's "Female Athlete of the Year" and declared one of the "Top Forty Athletes of All-Time" by Sports Illustrated. After being inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, she continued to take part in WTA events as well as the 2004 Olympics Games. As she approached her 50th birthday in 2006, she decided to leave the tour circuit behind after her final Grand Slam, a mixed-doubles championship with Bob Bryan at the U.S. Open. Still in phenomenal shape on the verge of 50, she became the oldest player to ever win a Grand Slam title.
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 provides her articulate, intelligent and outspoken commentary to the Tennis Channel's audience during its coverage of the Grand Slams. She is an ambassador for the WTA and is a regular commentator for the BBC and Tennis Channel at Wimbledon. Martina also works for Amazon Prime Video and worked for them for the first time at Flushing Meadows for the US Open 2019. In September 2019 she also starred in the Netflix comedy drama "The Politician" She spends as much time as she can with her family in Miami, and often finds herself traveling the world, speaking at events, playing in numerous exhibition matches, and tirelessly promoting all of the issues that are close to her heart.
18 Singles | 31 Doubles | 10 Mixed Doubles
Australian Open: 1981, 1983, 1985
French Open: 1982, 1984
Wimbledon: 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990
US Open: 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987
Australian Open: 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989
French Open: 1975, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
Wimbledon: 1976, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986
US Open: 1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990
Australian Open: 2003
French Open: 1974, 1985
Wimbledon: 1985, 1993, 1995, 2003
US Open: 1985, 1987, 2006