Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova and Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic are engaged, says Vujacic and Sharapova’s agent. The news was reported by TMZ yesterday and they say that Sasha Vujacic proposed last Tuesday in his Manhattan Beach, California home. P.S. as one would expect, Maria’s diamond ring is HUGE!
Sasha Vujacic, 26, and Maria Sharapova, 23, met a year ago at a friend’s barbecue and got engaged on their one year anniversary. Vujacic confirmed the engagement Thursday:
We are engaged and are both really happy. It’s good and now we can focus on other things…It was probably old school. I had to do it like a gentlemen.
Awww! If you didn’t know, this couple is going to have really tall kids! Maria Sharapova stands 6’2″ and her soon-to-be hubby is a whopping 6’7″. Even though he’s as tall as an oak tree, Sasha Vujacic still managed to get elbowed in the head by fellow Lakers teammate Lamar Odom. He suffered a concussion and just returned to the court Thursday. Maria is no stranger to injuries and her WTA ranking has dropped down to 18 after having shoulder surgery two seasons ago. She won her first major title at the 2004 Wimbledon match at only 17 years old. Then in 2006 she stole the hearts of America with a U.S. Open win and repeated the performance at the 2008 Australian Open.
Congrats to the happy couple! Maria Sharapova and Sasha Vujacic have not yet set a date for their nuptials.