Last March, with much sadness and a heavy heart, it was reported on this here site that Maria Sharapova was to marry former NBA player Sasha Vujacic in a November wedding in Turkey. But it appears by all accounts that those nuptials are not going to happen as an Italian newspaper is reporting that not only have the couple called off the wedding, they reportedly split over three months ago.
The translation of the story from Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport isn’t perfect, but the gist of what happened between the two can nevertheless be gleaned from it:
It began in the fall of 2010, ended a few months ago. Maria Sharapova and Sasha Vujacic broke up. The news was confirmed today by Slovenian basketball player who is currently in training camp in Brunico with the Turkish team Efes dell’Anadolu. Vujacic, 28, told close friends (in the period in which he played in Udine, from 2001 to 2004, has been romantically linked to a girl Friuli) Italian and history with the world’s most famous Russian tennis player has been over about 3 months. The player does not intend to make further statements on the matter.
The fact that the couple has been on the outs for three months would certainly explain Vujacic’s absence from most of Sharapova’s recent marquee matches, including her triumph at Roland Garros to claim her French Open title, as well as two appearances at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, where she lost in the fourth round at Wimbledon and again making an appearance in the gold medal match at the London Olympics, losing to Serena Williams.
Everything else notwithstanding, this means that Miss Maria Sharapova, who is as beautiful as she is talented, is back on the market. I imagine the competition for her attention will be as fierce as how hard the Russian tennis star competes on the court.