Martina Navratilova marries long-time girlfriend Julia Lemigova

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Martina Navratilova marries long-time girlfriend Julia Lemigova

Tennis: Former World No.1 and one of the greatest female Tennis players of all time with 18 Grand Slam titles, Martina Navratilova has married her long-time girlfriend Julia Lemigova in New York. The 18-time Grand Slam champion, 9-time Wimbledon champion, Martina Navratilova was dating Lemigova since 2009 and stunned everybody when proposing her at this year's US Open Championships.

Martina Navratilova said that she is 58 years old and she got married for the first time. She said she did not think about this while growing up as a gay woman. Legimova was happy as she said that she hopes they have set an example by proposing and marrying and giving a message to people like them so that they can also marry legally.

Lemigova was Miss. USSR in 1990 and got second position in Miss Universe competition in 1991. She married a French banker Édouard Stern in 1999 and gave birth to his baby. Stern was found dead in his apartment few years later.

Lemigova also has two daughters. Also Read: Martina Navratilova proposes to girlfriend during US Open telecast Also Read: Martina Navratilova to coach Agnieszka Radwanska