Tennis legend Martina Navratilova and her new fiancee Julia Lemigova share a toast with Moet & Chandon champagne after getting engaged on Saturday (September 6) in New York City.
The 57-year-old former tennis player was sitting in the Tennis Channel suite at the with Julia, 42, while pretending to be doing an interview.
While other kids developed crushes on boy bands or Britney Spears, I was instead enraptured by three middle-aged ladies opining about competitive tennis.
On any given summer afternoon I could be found locked in my bedroom, perched on a metal folding chair, pulled within inches of the small television atop my dresser.
King, Navratilova, and Carillo knew so much, not only about the game, but about individual players. ” “She just turned 30, too.” Carillo said with a laugh.They bantered about grunting in the women’s game, joked about their old days on the courts together and described the condition of the grass on each court and how it affected play.Billie Jean King won me over with her melodic voice, strong opinions, and encyclopedic knowledge of the players.We cheered for football in the fall and then muddled the rest of the year sports-less.So, it wasn’t the game that initially drew me in to HBO’s Wimbledon coverage.