Tennis great Martina Navratilova is unassailable off court.
The unmatched Martina Navratilova, who has won 59 Grand Slam titles, talks about life, losses and luck.
Dressed in a cobalt-blue polo top and crisp white pants, the tennis extraordinaire walked along Tekka Market, Singapore, unrecognised, despite the many cameras that were closely-trained on her every expression.
Nevertheless, the entourage soon piqued the interest of a curious Caucasian passer-by, who asked if she was “anyone famous”. “That’s Martina Navratilova,” we said.
“Really? Wow, she’s getting old,” came the reply.
Navratilova does look her age; the tennis legend will be turning 58 in October. But there is that youthful glint in her eye, coupled with her bold strides and sturdy posture, that belie her age. Navratilova was in Singapore recently for a two-day promotional trip in the lead-up to the BNP Paribas Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Finals Singapore, to be held from Oct 17 to 26 at the country’s newly-launched Sports Hub.