Written by Monkey Woods

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

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Navratilova, or someone that looks like him

Former women's tennis star, Martina Navrátilová, has announced that she has changed her name to 'Martin'.

It's not immediately apparent why the 18-time Grand Slam singles winner has decided to make this alteration, but it is almost irrelevant, as she last played tennis competitively in 2006, and barely anyone remembers him. I mean, 'her'.

Navrátilová has made several changes in her life.

The first of these was her surname. She was born Martina Šubertová, which could quite easily be mistaken for Subvert, if you were a member of the Czech state police. Somehow, this eluded the attention of the authorities, and she escaped punishment. When her mother remarried in 1962, Martina took the name of her stepfather, Miroslav Navrátil, adding the 'ova' as she liked eggs.

The second concerns her nationality. She was born in Czechoslovakia, but defected to the US in 1980, and became a US citizen in 1981.

Then, two years ago, she indicated that she wanted to be perceived as a man. For people with decent eyesight, this was accepted without a blink.

Now, she has renamed herself, the transition to manhood is complete.

BBC TV's 'A Question Of Sport' host, Sue Barker, reacted to the news by saying she always thought Martin was "a bit dishy".

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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