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Martina Navratilova Got Engaged —at US Open

Tennis great popped question on camera
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2014 10:07 AM CDT
Martina Navratilova Got Engaged —at US Open
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 Photo/cameraworkusa, Fred and Susan Mullane)

(Newser) – Cue the love puns: It was a memorable US Open yesterday for Martina Navratilova, who got engaged in a very public way. As People reports, the tennis great, 57, was being interviewed when she announced she would be doing the questioning, and got down on one knee and asked girlfriend Julia Lemigova to marry her. A few tears, a yes, and some champagne followed. The whole thing was broadcast on the Jumbotron at Arthur Ashe Stadium. "I was very nervous," Navratilova told the AP. "It was kind of an out-of-body experience. You've seen people propose at sporting events before, in movies, in real life. Here it was happening to me. It was like I was watching myself do it." The couple plan to marry in Florida. (Read more Martina Navratilova stories.)

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