Maria Sharapova and Sasha Vujacic have ended their two-year engagement.
The 25-year-old tennis star revealed that she and her 28-year-old basketball player fiance quietly split several months ago.
“It’s been since the end of spring,” Sharapova told reporters Friday at the U.S. Open. “I was waiting for someone to actually ask me that question.”
“I have never really been the person to announce things. I never announced when we were together or never announced we were engaged,” she explained. “I never have in any of my previous relationships, as well.”
The couple were engaged in October 2010, and were together nearly three years.
Sharapova says her split from Vujacic was “challenging.”
“It was a really nice period of time for both of us, but our career schedules just made it extremely difficult to see each other with the traveling and especially his career move to Turkey. But we have a tremendous amount of respect for each other. I still would love to call him as a friend. We spent really great years together.”
Vujacic, formerly with the Los Angeles Lakers, now plays for a professional team in Turkey.