Rumours doing the rounds in tennis circles is that Russian sensation Maria Sharapova has broken up with boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov. According to unconfirmed reports, the two removed each other on Twitter and were even absent in the stands when either of them played in the US Open recently.
Previously reported to be engaged, Sharapova (27) and Bulgarian Dimitrov (23) have been dating each other since late 2012. According to reports though, the romance may have seen its end with both choosing to focus more on their professional careers.
While Sharapova and Dimitrov both have their professions in common, the tennis star said last year their relationship is based on more than just their love for the sport.
"It's about finding that person where you can be yourself all the time, where you're comfortable with being [the] young girl, the older girl, the mature girl, and the person that understands you and looks at you and says, 'You're completely off you rocker!'" Sharapova had said.
The Russia tennis queen had earlier dated NBA guard Sasha Vujacic. Their split was difficult but necessary after realizing they were on two different paths in life. Sharapova claimed her bond with Dimitrov is more centered on what she is truly looking for in a career and a partner.
"I have so many things going on in my life and I really love them," she said. "Of course I want someone to be by my side to enjoy them... It's really important that that person respects me for the decisions that I make and the things that I do in my life."
While neither Sharapova nor Dimitrov have made any official statement, Huffington Post in a report said that the two even spent time away from each other after both crashed out of the US Open early.
What has acted like fuel to the breakup fire is that Dimitrov posted an image on his Instagram account and the caption read: "focus on the big picture."
Earlier, Sharapova and Dimitorv had even toyed with the idea of playing mixed doubles but the couple never came together on the court.