The champion tennis star presents comprehensive instruction in tennis for women and offers practical advice on training, conditioning, diet, tennis skills, game strategies, equipment, and sportsmanship
In the annals of sports, no individual rivalry matches the intensity, longevity, and emotional resonance of the one between two extraordinary women: Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. Over sixteen years, Evert and Navratilova met on the tennis court a record eighty times—sixty times in finals. At their first match in Akron, Ohio, in 1973, Chris was an eighteen-year-old star and Martina, two years her junior, was an unknown Czech making her first trip to the United States. It would be two years before Martina finally beat Chris, and another year—after Navratilova had dropped twenty pounds and improved her game—before Evert publicly betrayed her first hint of concern. By then, the wome...
The tennis champion outlines a six-step fitness program that covers such topics as the benefits of natural and raw foods and creating a home environment that reinforces one's goals, in a guide that includes personal anecdotes and lifestyle tips.
A name that is deeply associated with ladies’ tennis in the latter half of twentieth century is that of Czech origin player, Navratilova. With 56 Grand Slam tennis championships, this lady of steel took the sports world by storm and showed that women can play with power and strength as much as the men. In the course of her career, Navratilova won eighteen singles Grand Slam championships including a record nine at the grass court Mecca, Wimbledon. After retirement from active sports, Navratilova brought her brand of guts and grit to gay rights activism as well. Today she figures on the list of top twenty athletes of the twentieth century compiled by ESPN in 1999 and most importantly, she is one of the only two women to make it to the list.