Tennis great Martina Navratilova has revealed she is now “cancer free” after overcoming breast and throat cancer.

In an emotional interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV, the tennis legend disclosed she is now in remission, having once feared she “wouldn’t see next Christmas.”

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The tennis great, who won 59 major titles in a career spanning four decades, revealed her good news saying: “As far as they know I’m cancer free.”

The 66-year-old is scheduled to have more preventative radiation on her breast for two weeks, but added, “Then I should be good to go.”

Navratilova said the cancer diagnosis forced her to put on hold plans to adopt a child with wife Julia Lemigova.

And she even drew up a bucket list of things she wanted to do before she dies.

Martina Navratilova became emotional during the interview and lifting the Wimbledon women’s singles plate in 1985 – her sixth Wimbledon win. Credit: TALK TV/REUTERS

The tennis great had previously beaten breast cancer in 2010, however she feared she might not live to see Christmas 2023 after being diagnosed with both stage one throat and breast cancer at the beginning of last December.

Opening up about her original cancer diagnosis, Navratilova explained she was living in fear and didn’t know what the future would hold.

“I was in a total panic for three days thinking I may not see next Christmas,” Navratilova said during the interview with Morgan.

“The bucket list came into my mind of all the things I wanted to do.

“And this may sound really shallow, but I was like, okay, ‘Which kick ass car do I really want to drive if I live like a year?’”

Martina Navratilova at the Australian Open in 2015. Credit: Lukas Coch/AAP

Navratilova said she was left feeling “very up and down” during the illness due to undergoing radiation treatment every day for three weeks and three weekly rounds of chemotherapy, which was “definitely the hardest thing I’ve ever done”.

Navratilova enjoyed a long playing career in which she won 18 grand slam singles titles, 31 grand slam doubles titles and 10 grand slam mixed doubles titles. She still holds the WTA Tour’s all-time record of 167 titles.

After retiring from singles in 1994 at the age of 38, she continued playing doubles – and winning titles – into her 40s.

She has remained involved in the sport as a coach, broadcaster, and ambassador for the WTA Tour, highlighting the importance of preventive checkups to combat specific diseases such as breast cancer.

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