Martina Navratilova is a former tennis player, who has an impressive 59 Grand Slam titles and 9 Wimbledon titles to her name. Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Martina is widely considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Throughout her tennis career, Martina has been a prominent activist of gender equality and as one of the first openly gay sports figures has often experienced prejudice. Now booked as a female motivational speaker, Martina encourages gender equality, LGBT+ rights and diversity.
Martina made her professional debut in 1975 and from that point on, claimed victory after victory- ranked as the no.1 tennis player for 332 weeks and playing across competitions such as the US Open, Australian Open, Wimbledon and the French Open. Having since retired, Martina has also worked as a tennis coach, a tennis commentator for the Tennis Channel and the BBC and also starred in The Politician on Netflix.
Regarded as the most successful female tennis player of the Open Era, Martina has been bestowed with countless awards. She has been the recipient of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award 2003 and the Phillippe Chatrier Award 2009. She has also been recognised as WTA Tour Player of the Year seven times, World ITF Champion five times and as Female Athlete of the Year by Associated Press. She has also been recognised in countless lists, including BBC’s 2013 100 Women List, 100 Greatest Tennis Players of All Time list and the 30 Legends of Women’s Tennis list.
Now booked as a female motivational speaker, Martina is a passionate LGBT+ and equality activist who covers topics such as gender equality in the workplace, pushing for LGBT+ rights and encouraging greater diversity. Passionate to see the inclusion of all, Martina inspires others to stand up for women’s rights, animal rights, LGBT+ rights and human rights in general. When looking for a speaker who is passionate about championing rights and empowering people to stand up for them, Martina Navratilova is a fantastic choice as a female motivational speaker guaranteed to empower other women to follow in her footsteps of professional tennis.
Martina Navratilova is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“Martina was truly an outstanding speaker who not only naturally captures the audience with her knowledge, passion, strong sense of confidence and charming attitude, but also stays on a message, purposefully and eloquently, throughout a speech”
“An absolute legend”