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‘Put a Bunch of Arms From the NBA Finals..’ – Martina Navratilova Blasts Renowned Sports Magazine for Their Sheer Disrespect Towards Her and Chris Evert



Tennis is a sport that has captured the hearts of millions of fans worldwide over the years. And when it comes to tennis, few publications have covered the game as comprehensively as Sports Illustrated. For over nine decades, Sports Illustrated has been the go-to source for all things sports-related, and its coverage of tennis has been no exception. Recently, a tweet by Kenneth M. Walsh, a writer based out of Manhattan, caught the attention of tennis fans around the world. However, it was the response of American tennis legend, Martina Navratilova, that caused a stir in the tennis community.

The legend revealed that she had once shot an SI cover with Evert, her long-time rival, only to have the magazine replace them with a bunch of arms from the NBA finals on the cover instead.

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Walsh’s tweet featured an annotated look at Sports Illustrated’s tennis covers, including some of the game’s biggest names like Martina Navratilova, Roger Federer, Chris Evert, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Tracy Austin, and more.

To this, Navratilova replied, “I remember shooting an SI cover with Chris and then SI put a bunch of arms from the NBA finals on the cover instead…”


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Navratilova’s revelation highlights the challenges that female athletes have faced over the years in getting the recognition they deserve. Despite her numerous accomplishments on the court, Navratilova’s story is just one of many where female athletes have been sidelined in favor of their male counterparts. As she herself mentions in the comments, “I stopped signing SI covers for collectors- about the only time women were on the cover was the swimsuit issue.”


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The issue of gender inequality in sports is not a new one, and it is a topic that has gained increased attention in recent years. From unequal pay to fewer opportunities, female athletes have long been fighting for equal treatment in the sports world. There is still a long way to go.


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Navratilova’s tweet is a call to action for all those who love sports to support and champion female athletes and their achievements. After all, as she herself once said, “Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.”

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