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Beyond the Baseline Podcast: Martina Navratilova on U.S. Open, politics

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Martina Navratilova about the 2016 U.S. Open, the upcoming election, her career and more. 

On this week's episode of the SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor and host Jon Wertheim talks with Martina Navratilova.

Navratilova joins the podcast from her home in Miami, Fla., just over a week after the 2016 U.S. Open finals. She gives her top takeaways from the final Grand Slam of the year, including her thoughts on the winners, Angelique Kerber and Stan Wawrinka, the younger players' performances, the drama and more. Wertheim and Navratilova also discuss the careers of Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and discuss their longevity, how many more major titles each can win and more. Navratilova also talks about her career, what she would do differently looking back, her current relationship with the Czech Republic and her Czech roots and more. The pair also discusses Navratilova's political views, the upcoming election, how she has made an impact outside of tennis and more. 

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Also on the podcast, Wertheim and Navratilova discuss her impact and advocacy for gay and lesbian rights. 

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