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Paired Heroines

Paired Heroines

Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the Global Stage

Chapter:
(p.107) Paired Heroines
Source:
A Locker Room of Her Own
Author(s):
Kathleen A. Bishop
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617038136.003.0006

This chapter discusses the legacy of the rivalry between tennis players Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. It explains that their rivalry was so intense that they played each other 80 times — with 60 matches being final matches. The differences between their backgrounds, styles, and nationalities, played out so wonderfully well that no rivalry in the entire history of sport could match theirs. It adds that after they both retired from tennis, they remained in contact and are said to be good friends.

Keywords:   rivalry, tennis, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, sports history

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