Martina Navratilova Proposes to Girlfriend on TV -- She Says 'Yes'

Updated: 07 September 2014 10:12 IST

Martina Navratilova, 57, popped the question during a break in the Tennis Channel broadcast of men's singles semi-final day. Navratilova won 18 Grand Slam singles titles in her career and 167 tour crowns in total.

Martina Navratilova Proposes to Girlfriend on TV -- She Says 'Yes'
In this Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 photo provided by cameraworkusa, Martina Navratilova, left, proposes to Julia Lemigova at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. Navratilova tweeted afterward: "Thanks everyone for your good wishes- I am very happy, so is Julia and our whole family:)" © AP

New York:

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova got down on one knee and proposed to girlfriend Julia Lemigova at the US Open on Saturday -- and her partner said 'yes'.

Navratilova, 57, popped the question during a break in the Tennis Channel broadcast of men's singles semi-final day.

"I was very nervous, but it came off, and she said yes, and I was flying high," Navratilova told www.wta.com.

"It was like an out of body experience because you see people propose at sporting events before. You watch it in movies and in real life, and here it was happening to me. It was pretty cool."

Navratilova won 18 Grand Slam singles titles in her career and 167 tour crowns in total.

Topics : Tennis
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