Martina Navratilova (b. 1956), U.S. tennis player; born and raised in Czechoslovakia. As quoted in the New York Times, sect. 9, p. 4 (August 1, 1993).
Referring to gays' and lesbians' praise of her openness about her lesbianism. Evert, a former tennis star and Navratilova's good friend and frequent opponent on court, was notably heterosexual. The veteran of several affairs with well-known men and of one failed marriage to a professional tennis player, she was by this time retired, remarried to a former Olympic skier, and the mother of a baby.