The news that Sasha Vujacic, of all people, had won Maria Sharapova's heart elicited more grunts and squawks than an average women's singles match when the relationship began a few years ago.
But the men of the world appear to have resigned themselves to Sharapova's fate too soon, for the Russian tennis star, who was at one point engaged to marry Vujacic in November, is single again — and has been for quite some time.
Sharapova confirmed Friday that she and Vujacic are not only no longer engaged but also are not dating.
"I was waiting for someone to actually ask me that question, but nobody did directly," Sharapova said after beating Mallory Burdette 6-1, 6-1 at the U.S. Open on Friday, according to USAToday.com.
While some had speculated that Vujacic and Sharapova were no longer together, Sharapova said she didn't see the need to make it official.
"I have never really been the person to announce things," she said Friday. "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."
Sharapova said she and Vujacic broke up in the spring, with the travel demands on their schedules and Vujacic now playing professional basketball in Turkey meaning they just didn't get to see each other too much.
Sharapova has been plenty busy with both her tennis career and her off-court ventures. She took silver at the London Olympics after winning the French Open this past spring, which gave her a career Grand Slam. She also launched a candy line called Sugarpova and is aiming to nab another U.S. Open title.
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