FOR THOSE WHO KNEW MARTINA NAVRATILOVA best, it was a moment of surpassing emotion.
Last July 7, under an unusually sunny English sky, Navratilova defeated Zina Garrison 6-4, 6-1 at Centre Court, winning her record-breaking ninth Wimbledon singles championship, more than any man or other woman in history.
Anastacia is, by all accounts (including her own), an impassioned performer.
She uses ‘intimate venues’, never arenas, and is well known for engaging with the audience, who submit questions that she answers from the stage.'I don’t go as crazy as my girl-crush Rihanna, but almost.
Her debut album, Not That Kind, released in 2000, achieved multi-platinum sales in Australia, New Zealand and much of Europe.
Even though she did not win the contest, she had successfully impressed some notable artists, such as Elton John and Michael Jackson as well as the show's judges that included David Foster and Faith Evans.
On October 1, 2013 to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Anastacia informed the media that she had undergone a double mastectomy.
By 1997, Anastacia had become the member of a band called The Kraze which she remained a part of until 1999.
That same year the singer recorded a collaboration with David Morales called "Forever Luv", again however Anastacia failed to get a record deal.
In 2013 Anastacia was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time.