Maria Sharapova Confirms Split From Sasha Vujacic, Is She Single Again?
by Tom Gainey | August 31st, 2012, 6:41 pm

The engagement, the wedding, the romance is over. Maria Sharapova confirmed her break-up with basketball star Sasha Vujacic today at the US Open.

“That’s correct,” Sharapova confirmed when asked if it was true. “It’s been since the end of spring actually. I was waiting for someone to actually ask me that question, but nobody did directly.

“I have never really been the person to announce things,” Sharapova added. “I never announced when we were together or never announced that we were engaged. I never have in any of my previous relationships, as well. It’s not really the type of person that I am or the way I like to go about things. I’m not an announcer. I don’t go and do interviews about it or photo ops.”

Sharapova and Vujacic, a former star for the LA Lakers, first began dating in the fall of 2009. The two then got engaged last fall. The Slovenian was conspicuously absent from her entourage during Wimbledon and the Olympics.

Sharapova won her third round match today easily besting Stanford’s Mallory Burdette 61, 61. The former champion has lost just seven games in three matches. She’ll next play countrywoman Nadia Petrova Sunday afternoon in the fourth round. If there is a new love maybe he’ll appear in her player box for her next match.

Sharapova won the US Open in 2006.

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16 Comments for Maria Sharapova Confirms Split From Sasha Vujacic, Is She Single Again?

jane Says:

Oh wow. I didn’t know; I thought the wedding was still on.

ari Says:

is that why roddick is retiring?

Kimmi Says:

hmmm, it was just few days ago during her sugarpova media blitz, she said she is looking forward to start marriage and family life.

isn’t that weird? sounds like she broke it off. maybe the distance relationship didn’t work. he was residing in turkey, wasn’t he? last i heard he was playing for turkey basketball league.

jane Says:

Yes, he was in Turkey and I read in an article that she didn’t see him once during a 10 month period and that this was partly the reason they split up, because their careers kept them apart 90% of the time. But it’s definitely over by the sounds of it – I think she says since the end of spring, and I don’t think he was there when she won the FO.

BTW, she was on Fallon recently and looked amazingly lovely.

Kimmi Says:

she looks great jane. isn’t she always? Well, she is single again guys. all is not lost :)

Wog boy Says:


Wow, she is stunning, beautifull smile and her eyes are smiling.

If I am only twenty years younger I would give it a go:)

Milos Says:

Well, that explains Djoko’s personal problems. New balls please :P

Polo Says:

If Roddick is not married, they would have made a perfect pair. I could not think of any unattached male player who would be a suitable partner for Maria.

gwendolyn Says:

wonder if maria will ever date a black man

Brando Says:

@milos: LMFAO, brilliant post:-) nole and shazza 2013 couple of the year- you heard it here 1st folks!

Wog boy Says:

Miloš @ Brando

Live Jelena alone, OK ! I am going to tell dari what are you saying and she is going to fix you up. Don’t mess with dari!


Did you see (read) what Miloš and Brando are saying?

Alok Says:

Shaza had the hots for roddick a few years ago, but he found something better, Decker.

Alok Says:

@gwendolyn, didn’t sharapova hang out with a black football player when she moved to California? I think sh’ll date a black guy, but probably never marry one, Yuri is too rusian to allow that to happen.

dari Says:

HaHa wog boy!
But what a funny prospect I never thought of. Jelena and Sasha both missing!!!!!! And novak and Maria sharing so much time together on those Head commercials, hmmmmm

Milos Says:

Novak and Maria sitting in a tree … :)

Wes Says:

She is such a tease, i believe Tiger may be available.

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