Martina Navratilova Engaged, Proposes to Julia Lemigova at US Open

Martina Navratilova
Tennis star Martina Navratilova got engaged to her longtime model girlfriend Julia Lemigova at the US Open in NYC on Saturday, Sept. 6  Rindoff/Charriau/WireImage

Game, set, proposal! Martina Navratilova is engaged after popping the question to her longtime girlfriend Julia Lemigova at the US Open in NYC on Saturday, Sept. 6.

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Navratilova, 57, wore an all white ensemble as she got down on bended knee to ask the Russian model in a suite at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Dressed in a black pencil skirt and sleeveless top, 42-year-old Lemigova? looked utterly shocked as she raised her (now!) engagement hand to her mouth.

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"I have been waiting for the right time to ask Julia to marry me," the nine-time Wimbledon champion later told the crowd on the big screen, via Daily Express. She added: "I thought this was the right place and the right time to pop the question and thankfully I got a yes."

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Navratilova also tweeted about the next chapter. "Thanks everyone for your good wishes," she wrote. "I am very happy, so is Julia and our whole family."

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Navratilova came out as gay in 1981 and has been dating Lemigova since 2006. Lemigova has two daughters from a previous relationship.

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