Martina Navratilova Pops the Question at U.S. Open
“Love” was a good thing for a change at Saturday’s U.S. Open tennis championships.
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova, 57, got engaged to girlfriend Julia Lemigova, 42, in a moment that was telecast on the Jumbotron during the day’s play at New York’s Arthur Ashe stadium.
Navratilova popped the question during a break while she was providing color commentary for the men’s matches.
The tennis legend was being interviewed by Ken Solomon in the Tennis Channel suite when she turned to Lemigova and said she would be asking the questions this time. Navratilova got down on one knee and offered her girlfriend a diamond-studded ring.
Lemigova teared up before embracing Navratilova and saying yes. The pair then popped the cork on a magnum of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial champagne to toast to their future together.
The 59-time Grand Slam winner, who won a history-making 1,442 singles matches, has been dating Lemigova, a past Miss USSR, since 2006, according to reports.