She and Billie Jean King each won 20 Wimbledon titles, an all-time record.
Navratilova is one of just three women ever to have accomplished a Career Grand Slam in singles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles (called the Grand Slam "boxed set"), a distinction she shares with Margaret Court and Doris Hart.
Thousands roared, as the romantic moment inside the Tennis Channel suite at Arthur Ashe Stadium was broadcast across the stadium jumbotrons.
The proposal followed the first men’s semi-final match, in which top seed Novak Djokovic was trounced 6-3 by Japan’s Kei Nishikori.
A source told The Post that the couple plans to marry “as soon as possible,” in Miami Dade, Florida.
A nervous-looking Navratilova noted that gay marriage is illegal in their home state. “I know we can’t do this yet in Florida.” “They live in Coconut Grove, but they plan to travel to Miami-Dade for the wedding as it is one of the only counties in Florida that allows gay marriage,” the source said.
The two women were spotted dressed casually in shorts and T-shirts shopping in St Tropez, before enjoying a boat trip. for tennis titan Martina Navratilova, who got down on bended knee and proposed to her longtime girlfriend Julia Lemigova at the US Open Saturday.Lemigova said yes and embraced her tennis-pro honey.We’re told Navratilova — who is covering the tournament for the Tennis Channel — presented Lemigova with a three carat diamond engagement ring.The couple wore outfits designed by top New York fashion designer Nicole Miller, a family friend.Russian-born Lemigova is the second beauty queen Navratilova has fallen for after her previous relationship with former Miss Texas Judy Nelson ended acrimoniously in 1991 after seven years together.