Martina Navratilova A True Champion No Matter What, Dancing with the Star not withstanding.
The spotlight is once again, on Martina Navratilova as she competed on Dancing with the Stars. Her initial appearance took everyone by surprise: she is radiantly beautiful! But did we really have a right to be surprised? She’s proven her beauty and integrity throughout her life.
Martina achieved fame, fortune and recognition for her unparalleled achievements on the tennis court. To quote from her Website: “She won 59 grand slam titles, including a record 9 Wimbledon singles championships.” According to other sources Navratilova won more professional Singles titles (167) than any other woman or man in the history of tennis!
Even this is not the full description of Martina Navratilova. She faces life with the same integrity she demonstrated throughout her long and illustrious career on the tennis court. Openly lesbian, she was confronted with many roadblocks along her way and faced them with courage. She’s always been supportive of LGBT causes and is one of the founders of The Rainbow Endowment. Martina is a recognized author, vegetarian, splits her time between her homes in Florida and Colorado…. and at 56 had the courage to start dancing!
So, Martina Navratilova didn’t win this time. But she competed with the best of them, true to her motto: “Just go out there and do what you have to do.” It was a privilege to see yet another dimension of Martina Navratilova, Champion on and off the tennis court.
Learn more about Martina Navratilova on her Website.