Maria Sharapova and Sasha Vujacic have scheduled a November wedding in Turkey

Reports indicate that tennis star Maria Sharapova and her professional basketball player beau, Sasha Vujacic, have scheduled the date for their nuptials after an 18-month engagement and a courtship that has spanned over two years.

The very fashionable couple have decided to hold their wedding on Nov. 10 in Istanbul, Turkey, where Vujacic, a former NBA player who had stints with the Nets and Lakers, is currently playing professional basketball for the Anadolu Efes Basketball Club.

An interesting story indeed about the impending union of two professional athletes, but what I found most entertaining about the news is the oddly worded report from the National Turk (by way of The Big Lead) which features some perplexing facts about the locale of the ceremony. What follows is a sampling:

Sharapova and boyfriend Vujacic are in a relationship since 2009. The couple initially wanted their wedding to take place in May or August 2012, but decided to be wed in Istanbul this November.

Former La Lakers player Sasha Vujacic plays since 2011 for Turkish giants Anadolu Efes, the couple stayed in Istanbul as Maria Sharapova visited Turkey and Istanbul last October for TEB Paribas WTA Championships.

Sharapova said then she loved Istanbul but also added that the number of stray dogs in Istanbul saddened and upsetted her.

Yeah, few things are better able to set the romantic mood that is expected at a wedding than roaming packs of stray dogs meandering their way through ceremony. Nice.

And lastly, given the location of the wedding as Istanbul, here’s They Might Be Giants, because I have no choice but to make the reference.

Fin.

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