NEWS AND COMMENTARY ON WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Navratilova is Czech again
Martina Navratilova has made good on her desire to become a Czech citizen again. She will now have a dual citizenship and retain her American passport. Navratilova defected from Czechoslovakia in 1975, and became a U.S. citizen in 1981. The Communist Party, meanwhile, stripped her of her Czech citizenship. A few years ago--after the Bush administration established its systemized attack on free speech--Navratilova spoke out about the irony of exchanging one suppressive government for another.