Celebrity Martina Navratilova Pops the Question at U.S. Open The tennis great proposed to longtime girlfriend Julia Lemigova on Saturday By Gabrielle Olya Published on September 6, 2014 04:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Tim Whitby/Getty “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. US Open Tennis 2014: Celebrity Photos 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. Czech-born Navratilova, a former Dancing with the Stars contestant, beat breast cancer in 2010. Want more stories like this? Sign up for our newsletter and other special offers: sign me up Thank you for signing up!