The speculations about the love story between WTA world No.2 Maria Sharapova and ATP world No.28 Grigor Dimitrov started in the end of November 2012 when the Russian beauty was shopping in Milan and her Bulgarian colleague appeared in the footage of the stroll through the fashion city, but now, five months later, the couple finally decided to come out and confirm their relationship publicly by kissing and hugging in the streets of Madrid on Wednesday night, which of course the paparazzi diligently recorded.
The confirmation of the love match between Sharapova and Dimitrov comes about a year after Sharapova’s end of engagement to basketball player Sasha Vujacic, whose fiancée she became in October 2010, while the split that happened in late spring was confirmed in the end of August 2012.
After upsetting top seed Novak Djokovic on Tuesday at the Mutua Madrid Open for his biggest career victory, the 21-year-old Dimitrov said that he was inspired by a “few words” from his girlfriend (we now know it’s the 26-year-old Maria Sharapova) that he’ll “remember definitely for the rest of my life.” As for Sharapova’s progress at the Premier-level tournament, today she made the quarterfinals by beating Sabine Lisicki 6-2 7-5 in the third round and has a chance to reclaim the top ranking if she manages to go one round further than world No.1 Serena Williams.
Subscribe to our Newsletter!
Get weekly women's tennis updates to your inbox for free.