Tennis power couple Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov have ended their two year relationship. Grigor, 24, confirmed on Friday that the couple had split and wished the blonde Russian "happiness and success" in the future.
"Our paths split," Bulgarian Grigor, who is currently ranked number 16 in the ATP rankings, told media in his home country. "We experienced wonderful moments together. I wish her much happiness and success in life and in tennis.
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Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov have split after two years together
"Now I'm concentrated entirely on the game and I'm sure the results will soon be seen… This is the summer of a new beginning for me."
News of the split comes just a few weeks after Maria suffered defeat at Wimbledon at the hands of eventual winner Serena Williams – who is coincidentally also Grigor's ex. Grigor, meanwhile, has also struggled to find his form this year, and is still to reach an ATP final.
Maria, 28, and Grigor started dating in 2012, with Maria officially confirming their romance in May 2013. They quickly became the golden couple of tennis, spending their time together at their shared homes in Monaco and LA, and at the end of 2014 were forced to deny reports that they were engaged.
In an interview with the Telegraph just last month, Grigor revealed how he went about asking Maria on a first date. "I emailed her out of the blue," he admitted. "I felt like we always had this thing for each other.
"We were both in China, me in Shanghai, her in Beijing, I sat down for lunch and saw her playing on television and emailed right away. We started talking a bit, then a month later, when the season was over, we saw each other and that became that."