IMAGE: Maria Sharapova introduced her engagement on Instagram. Photograph: Maria Sharapova/Instagram
We have some nice information for Maria Sharapova followers that will break a few hearts too.
No, she isn’t returning to the tennis courtroom however the former World No 1 is now engaged!
The Russian magnificence stated ‘YES’ to British businessman Alexander Gilkes.
The five-time grand slam champ made the announcement on her Instagram web page.
‘I stated sure from the primary day we met This was our little secret, wasn’t it @gilkesa,’ she wrote on her ‘gram.
Sharapova has dated fellow tennis participant Grigor Dimitrov up to now. She was engaged to Slovenian basketball participant and Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic in 2011 earlier than ending the engagement a yr later.
Sharapova struggled with accidents and poor kind since coming back from a 15-month medicine ban in 2017, the results of testing optimistic for coronary heart drug meldonium on the 2016 Australian Open and ultimately introduced her retirement from tennis in February this yr.
The 40-year-old Gikes, who, like Sharapova relies within the US, is the founding father of on-line public sale platform Paddle 8.
Gikes is reportedly good associates with Prince Harry and Prince William.
Gilkes was earlier married to US-British designer Misha Nonoo. They exchanged vows in 2012 earlier than separating in 2016.