Eighteen-time Grand Slam winner and tennis legend Martina Navratilova has gotten herself looped in countless controversies and often ignites buzz on social media. Martina won 167 single titles, making her mark in the world of tennis with her brilliance, but she has also made history with her beautiful wife Julia, as they became the first same-sex couple featured on the Real Housewives of Miami show.
Even after retiring over three decades ago, the Czech-American tennis icon has always been very explicit with her political opinions and comments, especially as a huge critic of former US President Donald Trump.
Martina Navratilova discusses consequences of Trump winning in 2024
Martina Navratilova believes that if Donald Trump becomes president, it will not be good for women and non-white people. The former World No. 1 has always been vocal about her criticism of the former U.S. president and has frequently given her opinion about his beliefs.
Martina Navratilova has taken a dig at Trump on social media and this occurred when an X user tweeted about a woman in Texas named Kate Cox being forced to flee the state in order to get time-sensitive abortion care. The user said that every pregnant woman in the United States would be at risk if the former president got re-elected in 2024.
“If Trump wins the 2024 election, every pregnant woman in America — red state, blue state, purple state, wherever — will be at risk, just as Kate Cox was in Texas. Abstaining from the election or wasting your vote on a 3rd party says you don’t give a damn about women like Kate,” the tweet read.
Martina Navratilova reacted to the tweet by revealing that Trump becoming president again would mean war on women and non-white people. “It will be war on all women and all non white people,” the 67-year-old said.
Martina Navratilova recently condemned former President Donald Trump for what she believes is his latest attempt to undermine the 2020 election results. Navratilova expressed her dismay in a shared clip of Trump’s speech at a ‘Save America’ rally in Iowa, where he claimed he was waging an “all-out war on American democracy”. “Yikes. His brain is gone…bye-bye,” Navratilova wrote on X (formerly Twitter). She has also voiced her criticism against transgender in sport.
Martina Navratilova tennis career highlights
Martina Navratilova has always been tagged among the greatest players of all time, enjoying a glittering career in which she excelled in both singles and doubles. The Czech, who became an American in 1981 after defecting from communist Czechoslovakia, won a whopping 167 titles on the singles circuit. This includes 18 Grand Slams, nine of which came at Wimbledon.
Navratilova holds the record for the most number of singles titles won at the grasscourt major by any player, male or female. With 177 titles on the women’s doubles circuit in the 67-year-old trophy cabinet, including 31 Grand Slams, she sits at the top of the list of doubles major titles. Martina Navratilova won four major titles at least seven times and also won ten mixed doubles Grand Slam titles, thus taking her overall major tally to 59.
The tennis legend never competed in the singles event at the Olympics but did feature in the women’s doubles tournament at Athens in 2004, aged 47. Navratilova partnered with Lisa Raymond and the duo reached the quarterfinals before losing to the Japanese pair of Ai Sugiyama and Shinobu Asagoe.
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