Martina Navratilova proposes to girlfriend on TV -- she says `yes`

 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`.

AFP| Last Updated: Sep 07, 2014, 07:16 AM IST
Martina Navratilova proposes to girlfriend on TV -- she says `yes`

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.