Martina Navratilova was a fearsome presence on the tennis court for 20 years. Her records are numerous, winning more singles and doubles tournaments than any other woman. But she was forced to defect from her homeland to the US in order to do so. She defected to the United States at the 1975 U.S. Open, shortly before her 19th birthday. Navratilova felt she had to defect in order to develop as a tennis player and as a person, but the decision was a painful one. Follow her amazing story from her early tennis playing days, her constant hounding by the press and her rise to be the greatest female tennis player of her day. Named Female Athlete of the Decade for the 1980s by National Sports Review, United Press International and the Associated Press, she has for years personified tennis greatness and unbridled athleticism. This programme takes an in depth look at Martina's life and career giving a rare insight into a true sporting legend, including match footage and exclusive interviews with tennis legends such as Pam Shriver, Chris Evert and Billie Jean King. Learn the true story behind one of sports true superstars!