Martina Navratilova Proposes To Girlfriend At U.S. Open
Tennis great Martina Navratilova popped the question to her longtime girlfriend Julia Lemigova while at the U.S. Open in New York City on Saturday.
Martina Navratilova Engaged To Girlfriend
Navratilova, who was doing color commentary at the U.S. Open, asked Lemigova to marry her during a break in the action, reported People magazine. The proposal appeared on the Jumbotron at Arthur Ashe stadium in Queens, New York.
While Ken Solomon was interviewing Navratilova, 57, in the Tennis Channel suite, she opted to direct her own question at Lemigova, 42. Getting down on one knee, the former athlete asked Lemigova to marry her. Saying yes, Lemigova embraced and hugged Navratilova, tearing up while sliding the diamond-studded ring on her finger.
In celebration of the engagement, the happy couple popped open a magnum bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial champagne.
Navratilova, a 59-time Grand Slam winner, has been dating Lemigova, a onetime Miss USSR, since 2006.