I can't believe just two days after I wrote about how distant Maria Sharapova and her fiancé Sasha Vujacic seem lately and how, according to Sharapova's statements, the wedding seems to be a distant thing on her mind, even though they got engaged almost two years ago, we're getting the quite official information that the tennis-basketball couple is no more. Actually, they probably broke up three months ago! Everything matches – that's about the period Maria has been without her expensive engagement ring.
How did we get the news? Thanks to a translated report in La Gazzetta Dello Sport Italian newspaper. Vujacic himself announced the split and, as you can assume, the most probable reason for the breakup was the fact that they couldn't see a lot of each other due to their demanding worldwide schedules.
Professionally, Sharapova is thriving. Only in the recent period, in the supposedly post-breakup three months, Sharapova completed her Career Slam at the French Open and won silver at the Olympics, while at the current US Open only minutes ago she comfortably progressed to the fourth round with a 6-1 6-1 victory over Mallory Burdette.
UPDATE: Now it's 100% official! In the post-match conference, after her third-round win, Sharapova confirmed that she hasn't been with Vujacic "since the end of spring, actually." Why Sharapova didn't reveal it to the media earlier? Well, nobody asked her!
I was waiting for someone to actually ask me that question, but nobody did, directly.
Masha also confirmed that the split was inevitable due to their demanding schedules, especially Sasha's career in Turkey:
He wasn't home one time during the 10 months that he was in Turkey, so that made it extremely difficult.
The two remain on good terms and still consider each other friends. (photo: Lylux)