Martina dropped the bomb that she was engaged conversationally, saying, “Yeah, I asked Julia to marry me.” To which, Austin made her re-enact the whole thing!
In progress: the championship match of the women's competition between Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf. A native of Czechoslovakia who is now an American citizen, she was seeking her seventh straight English crown and ninth there in the past 11 years.On the other side of the net was Graf, 19, a West German who had lost the previous year's title match to Navratilova but seemed on her way to her first victory here.When the rains came, each woman had won one set of the best-of-three finale. Trying hard to stem the tears that threatened to overwhelm her, Martina did it the old-fashioned way, going on one knee to pop the question. Navratilova’s request that her invitational doubles match be pushed back from its scheduled 4pm start time was turned down. They said, ‘No, that’s the schedule,’” Navratilova said. You’ve seen people propose at sporting events before, in movies, in real life, and here it was happening to me. It was cool,” the 57-year old tennis star said afterwards.In women's doubles, Navratilova and Pam Shriver won 109 consecutive matches and won all four Grand Slam titles in 1984.Also the pair set an all time record of 79 titles together and tied Louise Brough Clapp's and Margaret Osborne du Pont's record of 20 Grand Slam women's doubles titles as a team.She and King each won 20 Wimbledon titles, an all-time record.Navratilova is one of just three women to have accomplished a career Grand Slam in singles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles (called the Grand Slam "boxed set") a record she shares with Margaret Court and Doris Hart.On the other side of the net was Graf, 19, a German who had lost the previous year's title match to Navratilova but seemed on her way to her first victory at Wimbledon.; October 18, 1956) is a Czech and American retired tennis player and coach.Martina Navratilova (Czech: Martina Navrátilová; born October 18, 1956, in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a former World No. Billie Jean King said about Navratilova in 2006, "She's the greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player who's ever lived." Navratilova won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 Grand Slam women's doubles titles (an all-time record), and 10 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.Navratilova is one of just three women to have accomplished a career Grand Slam in singles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles (called the Grand Slam "boxed set").In 2005, Tennis magazine selected her as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1965 through 2005. 1 for a total of 332 weeks in singles, and a record 237 weeks in doubles, making her the only player in history to have held the top spot in both singles and doubles for over 200 weeks. 1 seven times, including a record five consecutive years, as well as year-end doubles No.