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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Martina Navratilova on labeling, playing, tennis, sports, feminism, win, lose, inspiration, attitude and philosophy.

15 Great Martina Navratilova Quotes That Are Worth Knowing

Quick Facts

Famous As: Former Tennis Champion

Born On: October 18, 1956

Born In: Prague, Czechoslovakia

Martina Navratilova is a former American tennis champion, acknowledged as one of the greatest female tennis players. She was inclined towards tennis from an early age and is believed to have first used the racket at the age of just four. Within a short span of time, she started practicing it seriously and soon became an unchallenged player to win her first national championship at the age of fifteen. She eventually realized that she would not be able to excel much in her home country and shifted to the U.S for a better future. There she started her professional career with the ‘U.S Open’ and went on to play in the ‘Australian Open’ and ‘French Open’ while she was still a teenager. Although she faced failure at her initial tournaments but went on to win the ‘Grand Slam’ consecutively for two years. This led to the most successful decade of her career where she started with winning her third ‘Grand Slam’. She further won many tournaments including 18 grand slam singles and 31 doubles but her most notable success was ‘The Wimbledon’ where she won 9 out of 12 single finals. She won a huge number of awards including the most reputed ‘Flo Hyman Award’. Here is a collection of thoughts and quotes by the distinguished tennis player which have been excerpted from her life and work. Read on the famous quotations and sayings by Martina Navratilova that will give you a glimpse of her unbeaten spirit.

Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.

Martina Navratilova

Changes made to please others are unrealistic, but more important, they're unfair to you.

Martina Navratilova

Who ever said, ‘It’s not whether you win or lose that counts,’ probably lost.

Martina Navratilova

Keeping a journal of what's going on in your life is a good way to help you distill what's important and what's not.

Martina Navratilova

Everything you do today impacts the next day as well as the future.

Martina Navratilova

Once you start believing in yourself, anything is possible. Once you start believing in yourself, your dreams take shape. The more you believe, the more you achieve.

Martina Navratilova

Just put one foot in front of the other and don't worry about the length of the path. Once you get on that path, and the longer you stay on it, there eventually will come a time when you will not turn back.

Martina Navratilova

What planet are you living on? Who are you trying to convince - me or yourself.

Martina Navratilova

The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.

Martina Navratilova

I needed to refocus and get my act together.

Martina Navratilova

The fewer mistakes you make twice, the easier life is.

Martina Navratilova

The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.

Martina Navratilova

This is reality, not a dream.

Martina Navratilova

The moment of victory is too short to live for that alone.

Martina Navratilova

Whoever said, "It's not whether you win or lose that counts," probably lost.

Martina Navratilova