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Martina Navratilova “not happy” John McEnroe gets paid “at least 10 times” more by BBC

Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe are both tennis legends, and both have worked as commentators for the BBC during Wimbledon. But, Navratilova said recently, McEnroe gets “at least 10 times as much money” from the network for doing so, a situation that came as a “shock” when she learned of it. In an interview on the BBC investigative show “Panorama” that aired Monday, Navratilova...
Via The Denver Post
3 days ago

Martina Navratilova says John McEnroe is paid 10 times more than she is for a similar BBC role

Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe are both world-famous tennis players who enjoyed brilliant careers and remain among the most well-known names in their sport. Both are also deeply knowledgeable about the game and fully comfortable in front of the camera. Yet when BBC enlists the two Hall of Famers to provide commentary on its annual Wimbledon broadcasts, it reportedly pays McEnroe...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago

Martina Navratilova furious over John McEnroe’s salary

Wimbledon commentator and former champ Martina Navratilova blasted the BBC for paying her “at least 10 times less” than fellow pundit John McEnroe. Navratilova, 61, revealed she is paid $21,000 whereas McEnroe, 59, a seven-time Grand Slam winner, takes home $210,000. Martina made 10 appearances for the BBC at last year’s tournament compared to McEnroe’s...
Via New York Post
3 days ago

Navratilova ‘angry’ at pay gap to McEnroe for BBC work

LONDON (AP) — Martina Navratilova says she is “angry” and feels let down by the BBC after learning that John McEnroe gets paid at least 10 times more than her for their broadcasting roles at Wimbledon. In a list of the BBC’s highest-paid workers published last year, it was revealed that McEnroe earned between 150,000-199,999 pounds ($210,000-280,000) for working at Wimbledon. Navratilova...
Via MyNorthwest.com
4 days ago

Sports & Politics Intersect: Nassar's victims put USA Gymnastics, MSU on trial

Front Five: The top stories that shaped both sports & politics this week "I have represented the United States of America in two Olympics and have done so successfully. Both USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee have been very quick to capitalize on and celebrate my success. But did they reach out when I came forward? No." - Olympic gold medalist Aly RaismanFormer...
Via Yardbarker
January 19, 2018  |  Discuss

Martina Navratilova and girlfriend Julia Lemigova got engaged at US Open

Women’s tennis legend Martina Navratilova proposed to her longtime girlfriend Julia Lemigova at the US Open on Saturday. Navratilova, a former World No. 1 and winner of 18 Grand Slam titles, got down on one knee and asked Lemigova to marry her. “We’ve been together six years and I can’t imagine my life without you,” […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Love actually: Navratilova proposes to girlfriend at U.S. Open

It was love-love for Martina Navratilova and Russian model Julia Lemigova during Saturday's U.S. Open. The 57-year-old tennis legend proposed to her longtime partner while providing commentary for the day's semifinal matches.  According to People magazine, Navratilova was in the midst of a Tennis Channel interview when she declared that she would now be providing the requests. She...
Via FOX Sports
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Original Artballer: Martina Navratilova

With all the tennis blogs a-buzz with the Roger and Rafa tennis artwork created with paint and tennis balls, it is only fitting to give credit to the original "artballer"  Martina Navratilova.  Back in 2007, Martina unveiled her artwork that she had been working on for 4 years with artist Juraj Kralik at Rolland Garros, calling the exhibition Art Grand Slam.  On her website she...
Via Onthegotennis
September 27, 2010  |  Discuss

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