Due to Alex Ovechkin’s excitement in supporting his girlfriend Maria Kirilenko at the 2012 London Olympics, I simply had to feature the couple in our WTA Players and their Boyfriends/Husbands series.
Russian Maria Kirilenko was well working her way at the Olympic Games and her boyfriend Alex Ovechkin, Russian ice hockey player, was always there by her side, constantly updating his Twitter account with the latest developments in his girlfriend’s career.
The 26-year-old Ovechkin has been travelling with Kirilenko all summer and at the Olympics he was biting his nails during Kirilenko’s run to the Olympic singles semifinals and women’s doubles bronze medal.
Ovechkin was also super eager to come back to Moscow and celebrate the bronze Kirilenko won teamed up with Nadia Petrova: “That’s my prize for Olympic Games… We going back to Moscow. We gonna have a great time there!!! Hhaahah!! Bronzeeeeee”.
During rain delays, Alex was also by Maria’s side in the player lounge.
Before Ovechkin, the 25-year-old Kirilenko was dating ATP player Igor Andreev for several years, until last year.