Martina Navratilova proposes to partner at US Open

Navratilova proposes at US Open
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Tennis legend Martina Navratilova proposes to her partner Julia Lemigova following Kei Nishikori's shock win over Novak Djokovic at the US Open.

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has proposed to her partner Julia Lemigova at the US Open.

The Russian appeared on the big screen at Arthur Ashe Stadium to pop the question shortly after Kei Nishikori had shocked top seed Novak Djokovic to reach his first Grand Slam final.

Lemigova agreed to the proposal, and Navratilova said afterwards that she felt that it was the "right time" to ask.

"I have been waiting for the right time to ask Julia to marry me. I thought this was the right place and the right time to pop the question and thankfully I got a 'yes,'" the 57-year-old told reporters.

Navratilova won 59 Grand Slam titles overall during a glittering career in singles and doubles action, although her shared singles record of 18 titles could be equalled by Serena Williams on Sunday.

Kei Nishikori celebrates victory over Donald Young during their Australian Open third round match on January 18, 2014
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