Was a counselor at Port Washington Tennis Academy before becoming a professional tennis player and trained under Australian International Tennis Hall of Famer Harry Hopman.
Played on the women's professional tennis circuit from 1977 to 1980 and was ranked as high as No. 33 as a singles player, but was forced to retire early because of numerous knee injuries and operations.
Won the French Open mixed-doubles title in 1977 with teammate and hometown friend John McEnroe.
First broadcasting gig was with USA Network as a tennis analyst in 1980.
Named Broadcaster of the Year by the Women's Tennis Association in 1981 and 1985, as well as by Tennis Magazine multiple times.
Received a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Long Feature in 2005 as a reporter for HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel.
Was formerly a member of the Women's Tennis Association Board of Directors.
Has coauthored two books: Tennis My Way with Martina Navratilova and Tennis Kinetics with Navratilova and Rick Elstein.
Completed her own broadcasting "Grand Slam" after reporting on the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open on separate occasions.
In 2010, was the first woman to receive the Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Journalism.
Participated as a torchbearer in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay.