The 9-time Wimbledon champion also stressed that there were hardly any role models when she first started out playing, but that there are now some inspirational talents who have taken next to no time to make their mark on the sport.

“The women that are making headlines [and] becoming household names like Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka, [are doing so] much quicker than when we first started,” Navratilova said. Read More