Martina Navratilova appointed Cambridge honorary fellow

Martina Navratilova Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The Czechoslovakia-born tennis player won 167 singles and 177 doubles championships

Tennis star Martina Navratilova has been made an honorary fellow of a Cambridge University college.

Lucy Cavendish College said the former champion represents "excellence in all fields - including sport".

Navratilova achieved 59 Grand Slam titles, including nine Wimbledon singles, in a career spanning four decades. She retired in 2006.

Lucy Cavendish was founded in 1965 and is a women-only college taking students aged 21 and over.

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Since retiring, Navratilova has become a tennis commentator and campaigner on equality issues.

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