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‘This Woman Is in Serious Shape!’- Martina Navratilova Commends the Incredible Game Play of American Volleyball Team

Published 07/11/2022, 9:50 AM EDT

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Martina Navratilova has established herself as one of the most physically resilient women tennis players in the history of tennis. And has stayed fit during the later years of her life as well.

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She practiced and trained daily, even in her 40s. This gave her the ability to make a comeback at that age. The player commended the female player of the US Volleyball team for her stamina.


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Martina Navratilova praises the US Volleyball team’s effort

Navratilova took to her Twitter to commend the form of the volleyball player. She stated, “Holy moly- this woman is in serious shape!!!!”

The female player did 26 touches of the ball giving her all to deviate the ball. Moreover, the team effort of the two players took a lot of her stamina and reflexes which she used to the best of her capability and ended up getting a point for the team.


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The video of the player went viral on the internet and the effort of the player astounded people.

Fitness supplemented Navratilova’s glorious career

The tennis player herself is an epitome of keeping oneself on top of one’s form while being a part of any sports fraternity. The player won 18 grand slam singles titles in her glorious career.

Interestingly, only three came before her 25th birthday. Her peak came with the rise in her age and the player made it possible by ardent training.

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Moreover, she won the mixed doubles championship at the US Open in 2006 when she was 49 years old. The left-handed player won nine Wimbledon titles out of which six were in a row.


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She advocated her love for the grass-court major recently; Though Many players were apprehensive about playing for it as the WTA and ATP had stripped it off, of its ranking points.


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WATCH THIS STORY: ‘Seems to Get Injured a Lot’ – Martina Navratilova Once Used Serena Williams’ Example to Talk About the ‘Fragmented’ Nature of Women’s Tennis. 

The player has always made diet, fitness, and strength training her priority. This is something that the player continues to do.

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Written by:

Shivali Sharma


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Shivali Sharma is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. She has pursued her Master's in history from Himachal University, but her love for the game has driven her to write about tennis. Shivali is a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires Osaka not only for her on-court performances, but also for her off-court actions.
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Deepakshi Chaudhary