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Description for MARTINA by Martina Navratilova with George Vecsey:

There's never been an athlete like her. Born and raised in Czechoslovakia, Martina Navratilova knew by the age of ten that she wanted to be a Wimbledon champion — and a U.S. citizen. She would attain her goals and so much more — but not before her incredible life unfolded in ways not even she could have dared imagine.

MARTINA is more than the thrilling story of an unparalleled career in the tough, sexy world of women's tennis. It is a startling tale of love (with famed novelist Rita Mae Brown), tragedy (her father "disappeared" when Martina was eight, and only later did she learn the true cause of his death), and personal as well as professional triumph. It includes fascinating, intimate portraits of the greats of women's tennis — King, Evert, Casals, Austin — plus revealing glimpses of her working relationship with basketball star Nancy Lieberman.

Emotion. Grit. Intensity. Integrity. Martina's shown them all from Flushing Meadows to Wimbledon, from Dallas to Paris to Sydney to Prague. Here they are again, in an autobiography only a champion could write.

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