Maria Sharapova Boyfriend: Who is the Tennis Star Dating?

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on January 25 2012 9:10 AM
  • Sasha Vujacic, the boyfriend of Maria Sharapova of Russia
    Sasha Vujacic, the boyfriend of Maria Sharapova of Russia REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
  • Six feet tall, well build blonde, Maria Sharapova began at the age of 14. In 2004 She dazzled the tennis fraternity by defeating world champion Serena Williams in the singles finals.
    Maria Sharapova is dating basketball player Sasha Vujacic. Reuters
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While many would love to become Maria Sharapova's boyfriend, the gorgeous tennis star is unfortunately off the market.

The 24-year old Sharapova, currently ranked as the world's fourth-best tennis player, got engaged to professional basketball player Sasha Vujacic in 2010. Vujacic, who has played for the Los Angeles Lakers and New Jersey Nets, currently plays for Anadolu Efes S.K., a Turkish basketball team.

The couple first met at a barbeque in 2009 and went public as a couple at a U2 concert later that year. When not playing basketball, Vujacic often accompanies Sharapova to her tennis matches, but is known for his nervous tendencies when watching his beloved fiancée.

In order to not upset his fiancée when she is playing, Vujacic tries to sit ramrod straight and taps his hands on his knees, according to The New York Times. He told The Times' Karen Crouse that he gets all sweaty from watching her play.

The couple has developed an intense bond because both understand what the other is going through on the court.

It obviously helps that he's an athlete and understands the perspective and the mind-set going into matches and being an athlete, Sharapova told The Times. It's quite different to many other things in life and careers.

She said that it was refreshing that Vujacic understood the need for an afternoon nap after a long morning workout. To some she said it might be considered slothful, but he fully understood the need for a little cat nap.

The pair hasn't set a wedding date yet, but this power couple seems destined to be in it for the long run. They were searching for a house together in June in the Los Angeles area and appear ready to take that next stage in the relationship.

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