Tennis great Martina Navratilova has proposed to her girlfriend on the big screen of Arthur Ashe Stadium between the US Open men’s semi-finals.
Navratilova popped the question to Julia Lemigova in the Tennis Channel suite, drawing a loud cheer from the crowd.
“I was very nervous,” Navratilova said later. “It came off. She said yes. 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 57-year-old Navratilova won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, a mark she shares with Chris Evert. Serena Williams will try to match it in Sunday’s women’s final.