Martina Navratilova - updates

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Navratilova sorry for transgender 'cheat' claim

Mar 04, 2019 - 1:26 PM

The tennis legend has been branded as 'transphobic' after writing a column that allowing trans athletes to compete with women is 'cheating and unfair'

DROPPED. Martina Navratilova has been dropped as ambassador for the Athlete Ally group which campaigns for LGBT rights in sport. File photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Navratilova to Serena: Even if guys do it, it's wrong

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Her outburst at the US Open finals was wrong, but Serena Williams has a point about double standard for women, says tennis great Martina Navratilova

TENNIS GREAT. File photo shows former tennis player Martina Navratilova. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Serena beats Venus to win record 23rd Grand Slam title

Jan 28, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Serena Williams sets a new record for most Grand Slam titles in the Open Era breaking a deadlock with Steffi Graf

SIBLING RIVALRY. Serena Williams defeats her sister Venus in the Australian Open final to stand alone in history with 23 Grand Slam titles. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

US athletes jumping into heated presidential race

Oct 31, 2016 - 11:54 AM

Here is a rundown of some of the famous US sports figures who are either Team Clinton or Team Trump

TEAM CLINTON OR TRUMP? Famous US athletes like LeBron James and Tom Brady make their voices heard in the US presidential race. Photos by Ezra Shaw and Brett Carlsen/Getty Images/AFP

Capriati slams Sharapova: 'Every title should be stripped'

Mar 08, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Retired tennis champion Jennifer Capriati feels the 5 time Grand Slam champ should be stripped of her titles after failing a drug test

NOT BUYING IT. Jennifer Capriati, seen during the 2002 Wimbledon, isn't buying Maria Sharapova's claims that she had used Meldonium for legitimate medical reasons. Photo by Gerry Penny/EPA

Williams downs Wozniacki for sixth US Open title

Sep 08, 2014 - 8:01 AM

The world number one ends a year of waiting as she joins Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on 18 majors – trailing only the 22 of Steffi Graf on the Open era list and 6 behind the all time record held by Margaret Court

Serena Williams (R) poses with the championship trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki (L) to win the women's final match of the 2014 US Open Tennis Championship at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York, USA, 07 September 2014. Justin Lane/EPA