Many of those challenges she has sought out but whatever problems have stood in her way Martina has always tackled them head on and usually wrestled them into submission.
E ver since she was faced with a life-changing decision at 18 her life has been a series of upheavals.
Two of her other long-term relationships ended up in the courtroom.
Martina Navratilova's achievements on the tennis court are beyond doubt.
With staggering mental focus she pounded her way to a record-breaking 167 singles titles and 77 doubles titles, winning Wimbledon on nine occasions and being dubbed by Billie Jean King “the greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player who has ever lived”. Physically I could not think or move, I was useless.
“To this day it really baffles me why it is people’s business to judge you.” It was many years before the tide of public opinion turned in her favour.
“It took a while but I got there,” is all she will say about that time.
“As feline collaborators go, you couldn’t ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown.”—The New York Times Book Review Autumn is in the air in the Blue Ridge Mountain community of Crozet, Virginia—and all the traditions of the changing seasons are under way.