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Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova – born October 18, 1956 – is a Czech–born American former professional tennis player.

Widely considered among the greatest tennis players of all time, Navratilova won 18 major singles titles, 31 major women’s doubles titles, and 10 major mixed doubles titles, for a combined total of 59 major titles, the most in the Open Era.

Originally from Czechoslovakia, Navratilova was stripped of her citizenship when, in 1975 at age 18, she asked the United States for political asylum and was granted temporary residence. She became a US citizen in 1981.

On January 9, 2008, Navratilova acquired Czech citizenship, thus becoming a dual citizen.

Navratilova has been openly lesbian since 1981, and has been an activist for LGBTQ issues.

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