Everything has its expiration date and when it comes to the relationship between Donna Vekic and Stan Wawrinka, it lasted about four years. The word that the tennis stars are no longer together has been out for a few weeks now, but there is no statement on the breakup by either of them.
In a recent interview in Geneva, the 34-year-old Wawrinka didn’t want to comment on the rumored split, but he stated:
I won three Grand Slam titles and more tournaments than I hoped to. So, during my career, I had to do more than just caring about my private life.
The 22-year-old Vekic is also not mentioning the split, rather, she’s enjoying the sun of Monte Carlo after her fourth-round exit at Roland Garros. However, these photos with her supposed ex are still on her Instagram, even though she’s not following Wawrinka’s profile any more and he’s also not following hers.
The relationship between Donna and Stan had several dramatic moments in the media limelight. They started dating while Stan was divorcing his wife Ilham Vuilloud, with whom he has daughter Alexia born in 2010. The divorce was finalized in 2015 and Ilham, a Swiss television presenter and former fashion model, said that the reason for the broken marriage was Stan’s infidelity, as can be concluded from her statement:
No, trips and tournaments are not the cause of our separation. Besides, other players, ranked higher than him, handle family life very well. His instability, desire to regain his freedom—at all levels—are the source. And I have to admit the repeated fibs and emotional betrayals eventually destroyed entirely the confidence I had in him.
The most controversial moment regarding the romance of Donna and Stan was when Nick Kyrgios accused the Croatian WTA star of cheating with Australian tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis, using very graphic language. During his match against Wawrinka at the 2015 Rogers Cup, on-court microphones recorded Kyrgios saying “Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend. Sorry to tell you that, mate.” Kyrgios was also heard muttering “banging an 18-year-old”, apparently referring to Wawrinka.