There has never been a sporting rivalry to match the intensity, longevity, public impact and emotional resonance of the
years-long duel between these two great athletes.
In March 1973 two women met on a tennis court in Akron, Ohio. Over the course of the next sixteen years, together they would change the world. Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert played each other eighty times, sixty of those in finals. Thirty years on from the first meeting, both have become legends.
Based on interviews with Martina, Chris and those who knew them best, Johnette Howard gives us the story of these two remarkable women. Brilliantly researched and beautifully written, 'The Rivals' will be read by those who love sport for years to come.