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She won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 major women's doubles titles (an all-time record), and 10 major mixed doubles titles, combined marking the open-era record for the most number of Grand Slam titles won by one player, male or female.

She reached the Wimbledon singles final 12 times, including for nine consecutive years from 1982 through 1990, and won the women's singles title at Wimbledon a record nine times (surpassing Helen Wills Moody's eight Wimbledon titles), including a run of six consecutive titles, widely regarded as the best performance by any professional player at a major event.

Her father Mirek was a ski instructor while her mother Jana was an accomplished gymnast and tennis player who also worked as a ski instructor.Navratilova’s stepfather was responsible for teaching her how to play the game as he became her first ever tennis coach.At around the age of 15, Navratilova won her first ever amateur tournament, the 1972 Czechoslovakia national tennis championship before later turning professional a year later.She, however, teamed up with Christine Evert, the player that beat her at the French Open final, to win the French Open women’s doubles title, her first major title.Both players teamed up again to win the 1976 women’s Wimbledon doubles title before Navratilova was able to get her first solo tournament win at Wimbledon in 1978 as she went ahead to dominate the game in the years to come.

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