Quotation by Martina Navratilova

When I get all these accolades for being true to myself, I say, "Who else can I be? I can't be Chris Evert."
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.
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