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Martina Navratilova


1956 Born October 18 in Prague, Czechoslovakia
1973 First visited United States
1975 Defected to United States during U.S. Open.
1981 Became U.S. citizen; goes public about lesbian, bisexual lifestyle
1986 Returned to Czechoslovakia as member of winning U.S. Federation Cup team
1990 Retired from active singles play in November

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