I’ve long been a fan of Martina Navratilova – from her 1973 debut at Wimbledon when the wonderful Dan Maskell and every umpire that year seemed to struggle to pronounce her name, through to the amazing athlete she became as a serve and volley genius. I think I might well have watched every one of her 279 singles matches at SW19.
In 2005, Tennis magazine selected her as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1965-2005. She’s certainly someone who’s received a fair share of awards and prizes over her years, and I guess the odd label or two. So I love her wise words: