We talked about the best Singles Performances of Martina Navratilova and now It is time to talk about perhaps the greatest Doubles player the world has ever seen as she has won 31 Women’s Doubles Grand Slam titles and 10 Mixed Doubles Grand Slam titles which makes it 41 in total and that is the more than the number of titles most players win throughout their careers so to choose the Top 5 will he the hardest task I have had but it will be fun. Martina Navratilova looks like never lost a Doubles Grand Slam final.
As we discussed before Martina Navratilova has a total of 41 Doubles Grand Slam titles and she makes it look so easy like she is going to a restaurant to have different lunches and dinners. Her Doubles record is equally as staggering as her singles record as she has won 747 matches and only lost 142 which gives her a win % of 83.9. So let’s look at the Top 5 Best Doubles Performances of Martina Navratilova. She has won all 4 Grand Slam titles 7 Times in Women’s Doubles.
1975 French Open Women’s Doubles Final
This was the first Women’s Doubles title age win in her career and she was teaming with her great rival Chris Evert and their opponents were Julie Anthony and Olga Morozova and Martina and her partner absolutely dominated the match and won it in 2 sets 6-3 and 6-2 and this was a sign of things to come for Martina in Women’s doubles as she would just keep on winning and winning.
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1976 Wimbledon Women’s Doubles Final
This was the first Women’s Doubles Wimbledon title for Martina Navratilova and her partner was yet again Chris Evert as they took on Billie Jean King and Betty Stove in the final and it was a thrilling final and it went all 3 sets. Martina and Chris won the 1st set of the final 6-1 but they lost the 2nd set by 3-6 and it was all to play for but Martina and Chris came out all guns blazing and won the deciding set by 7-5 and the Wimbledon title in 1976.
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1977 US Open Women’s Doubles Final
The 3rd performance that we will talk about is the 1977 US Open Women’s Doubles Final where Martina Navratilova teamed up with Betty Stove and their opponents were Rennie Richards and Betty Ann Stuart and Martina and Betty won the match in 2 sets. They won the 1st set easily 6-1 but in the 2nd set the All American pair came back strong and it was 6-6 but in the tie break Martina and Betty won and thus the 1977 US Open Final. Martina showed that she can work with anyone and win a doubles title.
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1980 Australian Open Mixed Doubles Final
The 4th Performance that we will talk about is the 1980 Women’s Doubles Final at the Australian Open where Martina Navratilova was teamed with Betty Nagelsen and their opponents were Ann Klyomura and Candy Reynolds from USA and once again Martina and Betty dominated the entire match and won the title in 2 sets 6-4 and 6-4. At this time Martina Navratilova was a Grand Slam winning machine and more often than not if she reached a Grand Slam final then she would win it.
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2003 Australian Open Mixed Doubles Final
The last incredible performance of Martina Navratilova that we will talk about is the 2003 Mixed Doubles Final of Australian Open 2003 and it was with Leander Paes of India. They made a deadly duo as they showed in this match by completely smashing their opponents Eleni Daniilidou and Todd Woodbridge 6-4 and 7-5 and these 2 showed why they are amongst the greatest Doubles players of all time. Martina Navratilova is a living legend and I don’t think anyone is breaking her record of 59 overall Grand Slam titles anytime soon.
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