Sharapova says her engagement to Vujacic is off

Updated: Sep 01, 2012, 09:16 AM IST

New York: Russian tennis starlet Maria Sharapova says she is no longer engaged to professional basketball player Sasha Vujacic.

Speaking after a third-round victory at the U.S. Open on Friday, the four-time Grand Slam title winner says their relationship has been over "since the end of spring, actually."

Adds Sharapova: "It was obviously a challenging decision, you know, from both of our ends."

Word of their engagement came in October 2010, when Vujacic said he had proposed on the one-year anniversary of their first meeting at a friend`s barbecue.

The Slovenian guard was a first-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2004, and played for them until being traded to the New Jersey Nets in the 2010-11 season, then left the NBA to play in Turkey.

Agencies