Sharapova celebrates boyfriend’s birthday with flamenco-themed party in Spain


Maria Sharapova found her new favorite part of the world as she visited Andalusia, Spain, to celebrate her boyfriend Alexander Gilkes‘ 40th birthday last weekend.


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The Russian tennis star and her British millionaire boyfriend traveled around southern Spain, visiting the Seville Alcazar Garden, Hacienda de San Rafael, tapas bars, cathedrals, and other sights, capping the festive weekend with a flamenco-inspired party.

Sharapova is a master of picking outfits and even her flamenco style is spot on. The 32-year-old felt at home surrounded by horses in the Spanish countryside, wearing a floral hair accessory and red gypsy dress while partying with friends.

The WTA star is always using her time to the fullest. If she’s not playing tennis, she’s developing her own businesses (and she’s exceptionally good at it!), reading books, or exploring beautiful places around the world.

A wrist injury forced Sharapova to retire from Wimbledon in the first round, as she decided to quit late into her match against Pauline Parmentier. The former world No.1, currently ranked No.81, is on the entry list of the US Open, while in the period leading up to the Grand Slam she’ll play the Rogers Cup and the Western & Southern Open.


  1. She may show up at the LPGA Evian golf championship in France this weekend. She was there a couple of years ago as a sponsor and was taking a lot of selfies with some of the golfers, including Lydia Ko and Brittany Lang.


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