Martina Navratilova covers the new issue of The Advocate. This is an extract of the article wrote by Andrew Harmon about the famous tennis player.
In the past year she?s battled breast cancer and a pulmonary edema scare on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. But on and off the court, Martina Navratilova is still a fighter.
Martina Navratilova has seen better years. She started 2010 with a fractured wrist she sustained while playing hockey ? the first time, as it happens, that one of the titans of the professional sports world has ever broken a bone. Then in February, Navratilova was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was noninvasive but required a lumpectomy, followed by radiation therapy. Add to that the reported $3 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by a former partner that had spawned tabloid headlines like ?Martina Navratilova Sued for Millions by ?Wife? After Being ?Dumped Without Warning.?? Then bookend those misfortunes with a charity trek up Africa?s tallest peak in December that ended in a high-altitude pulmonary edema scare, an emergency descent, and days of hospitalization.
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