Martina Navratilova

  • Serena Williams wins third US Open in row, 18th Grand Slam title September 8, 2014

    New York: Serena Williams ended a difficultforher Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive US Open title by beating Caroline Wozniacki 63, 63 on Sunday. Williams equaled Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 major singles titles, the fourthmost in history. Williams also matched Evert's total...
  • Martina Navratilova proposes to girlfriend on big screen at US Open September 7, 2014

    New York: Tennis great Martina Navratilova proposed to her girlfriend on the big screen of Arthur Ashe Stadium between the US Open men's semifinals on Saturday. Navratilova popped the question to Julia Lemigova in the Tennis Channel suite, drawing a loud cheer from the crowd. "I was very nervous," Navratilova said later....
  • Serena Williams should surpass 20 grand slam titles: Navratilova January 7, 2014

    World number one Serena Williams shows no sign of slowing down with age and should win more than 20 grand slam singles titles, former great Martina Navratilova has said. The 57yearold Navratilova who won 18 grand slam singles titles, and 41 in women's and mixed doubles, is also confident the 32yearold...
  • Navratilova taught me healthy lifestyle: Paes September 13, 2013

    Mumbai: The oldest player to clinch a Grand Slam in Open era, Indian tennis ace Leander Paes on Friday credited his former mixed doubles partner Martina Navratilova for helping him prolong his international career by adopting a "clean lifestyle". "Playing with Martina for many many years, I have learnt a lot....
  • No one wants to be beaten by grandma, says Navratilova June 29, 2013

    London: Martina Navratilova wonders why Kimiko DateKrumm ever retired so early when she is now so clearly revelling in her comeback at the ripe old age of 42. "All the other players are shaking in their knees because they don't want to lose to grandma," Navratilova said of the diminutive...
  • Serena will equal Evert and Navratilova's slam mark: Mouratoglou June 9, 2013

    Paris: Serena Williams is already assured a place in tennis history but her coach believes the 16time grand slam champion will soon embroider her status among the greats. The American, who beat Maria Sharapova to win the French Open on Saturday, is now two grand slam titles shy of Chris Evert...
  • PaesNavratilova relive their mixed doubles partnership January 9, 2013

    Leander Paes and the nowretired Martina Navratilova walk down memory lane in an event in Australia. ...
  • Serena Williams named WTA's Player of the Year November 29, 2012

    London: Serena Williams has been named the WTA's Player of the Year after winning major titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, and claiming gold at the London Olympics. Williams, who has won 15 Grand Slam singles titles and four Olympic gold medals, was 482 over the final seven months...
  • It could take years to control 'noise' on court June 29, 2012

    London: Tennis authorities will tackle the perennial problem of grunting players but it could take years to turn down the volume. So do not throw the earplugs away quite yet and if your daughter is a fouryearold tennis prodigy, make sure she keeps the noise down. Talks are underway to arm...
  • Navratilova out of 'Dancing With the Stars' March 28, 2012

    New York: Tennis star Martina Navratilova became the first casualty on 'Dancing With the Stars' 14th season on Tuesday, as judges and the TV show's fans gave her jive to 'Tell Her About It' the thumbs down. Navratilova, dancing with partner Tony Dovolani, was booted from the popular television ballroom contest...
  • Game, set and grunt: Wimbledon faces noise pollution June 22, 2009

    London: Martina Navratilova thinks it is cheating, Serena Williams does not even know she is doing it and now there is a Portuguese teenager who appears to cry out in agony when she hits the ball. Grunting is back on the tennis agenda at the world's most famous tournament, which...
  • Venus beats Zvonareva to win WTA Championships November 10, 2008

    Doha: Venus Williams defeated Russia's Vera Zvonareva 67, 60, 62 on Sunday to win the seasonending WTA Championships. It was the first time the American had won the event after she reached the semifinals in her previous two appearances. She retired injured on the second occasion, in 2002, and qualified but failed...
  • Jaeger let Navratilova win 1983 Wimbledon final: Report July 6, 2008

    Wimbledon: Andrea Jaeger said in an interview with a British newspaper that she purposely lost the 1983 Wimbledon final to Martina Navratilova. Jaeger turned professional at 14 and retired five years later after blowing out her shoulder in the 1985 French Open. She became a nun in 2006, and said she...
  • Legends say matchfixing in tennis is overrated July 2, 2008

    This weekend it is the Wimbledon weekend. Best time would you say, to hear from tennis' biggest icons on what the game is like today? CNN's Dan Riddell caught up with Boris Becker and Martina Navratilova. Dan Riddle: How much do you enjoy coming back to Wimbledon, place where both of...
  • Rain washes out play at US Open September 3, 2006

    New York: Andre Agassi received another antiinflammatory injection and received an extra day to rest before playing in the third round of the US Open, his match postponed because of intermittent rain. Rain that was barely there in the morning but grew heavy by the evening washed out Saturday's entire schedule...