Navratilova was working as a color commentator at the New York-based tennis tournament and proposed while on break from her duties.
Johnny Weir wedded his husband (now ex-husband) a couple years ago. Big congratulations go out to Martina and her very lovely bride!
Since Martina, other prominent female pro tennis players have come out including Wimbledon champ Amelie Mauresmo.
Turns out he was quite the bondage fan and had many mistresses.
Lemigova had nothing to do with the death, as a different paramour, Cecile Brossard, was arrested and convicted of murder.
Love was in the air and not just the scoreboard at the U. Open yesterday when tennis legend Martina Navratilova proposed to her long-time girlfriend, Julia Lemigova. Open champion—was being interviewed for the Tennis Channel yesterday, when she turned to interviewer Ken Solomon and said she would be asking the questions this time.
Even though it's been years since her last match at the Open, Navratilova still knows how to get all eyes on her at the New York tennis tournament. Navratilova then got down on one knee and offered Lemigova, a diamond engagement ring.
You've seen people propose at sporting events before, in movies, in real life. It was like I was watching myself do it." The romantic move got a huge cheer from the crowd but it nearly made Martina late for another pressing engagement – her doubles match.
Martina Navratilova was one of the very first athletes to come out publicly when she made her big announcement in 1981.
After 33 years of fighting for LGBT equality, Martina (because she has hit "Cher" and "Madonna" status) was finally able to wed the woman she loves, tying the knot with longtime girlfriend Julia Lemigova on Monday.
From the BBC: I met Navratilova and her new bride Julia Lemigova in a room at the Peninsula hotel in New York, just moments after the tennis legend had said "I do". So how does the nine-time Wimbledon winner feel a few minutes into her new role as wife?
Suddenly it's time for all the famous lesbian athletes to get hitched apparently.