Tennis legend Martina Navratilova talks to Riz about
her sports career [EPA] 
On Wednesday's Riz Khan nine-time Wimbledon Tennis Champion Martina Navratilova joins our programme. Navratilova won a total of 59 Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play and dominated the women's game throughout the 1980s. But the former number one women's player did not start out that way.

Unflatteringly nicknamed 'The Great Wide Hope' Navratilova was a bit on the heavy side when she entered the world of professional tennis. Today she is credited with proving the benefits of proper sports nutrition and training. Her plan must be working because at age 51 she still hits a 105 mile-an-hour serve.

Riz talks to the tennis legend about her sports career, professional tennis today, her new book - Shape Your Self and her just announced role as the health and fitness ambassador for the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).   

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This episode of Riz Khan aired on Wednesday, December 05, 2007

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