Martina Navratilova (b. 1956), U.S. tennis player; born and raised in Czechoslovakia. As quoted in the New York Times, p. B19 (September 30, 1993).
Once ranked the best woman tennis player in the world (and often judged the best in history), she had slipped to a number three ranking. She had been playing singles tennis competitively for twenty-one years and was easily old enough to be the mother of some of her opponents.