Martina Navratilova gets back Czech passport

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Former world No.1 Martina Navratilova, born in Prague, is a Czech citizen again, after more than thirty years. The 51-year-old tennis star is retaining her American passport, and will therefore have a dual citizenship.

In 1975, at the age of 18, Navratilova went to the United States. Within a month she was granted a green card, while US citizenship she got six years later.

Navratilova retired in 1994 but returned to play doubles in 2000, winning several tournaments. She hung up her racket in December 2006 after winning in mixed doubles at the US Open.

Navratilova, who won the Wimbledon singles title a record nine times, plans to open an academy in the Czech Republic. (source: Times Online, via Women Who Serve)


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