Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 8/31/12

Maria Sharapova and Sasha Vujacic reportedly have called off their engagement and broken up.

A report from Italian publication La Gazetta dello Sport says the star tennis player and struggling basketball player have separated. The two began dating in 2010 and got engaged later that year, but they reportedly have been broken up for a few months.

Vujacic reportedly confirmed the news today from training camp with his Turkish team Anadolu Efes Istanbul.

Vujacic hasn’t played in the NBA since the 2010-2011 season. He played six seasons with the Lakers after being drafted by the team in 2004. He was traded to the Nets in December 2010 and finished the season with the club. He played last year in Turkey, and this will be his second season abroad. His time out of the country reportedly has contributed to problems between the couple.

While Vujacic’s career is struggling, Sharapova’s is thriving. The Russian tennis player has reached the finals in three of the last five grand slam events, and she won at the French Open to give her the career grand slam. She’s been raking in the endorsement deals, and even got into the candy business last week.

If the two are indeed over, you know there will be plenty of men eager to step in with attempts to woo Sharapova. No word if Novak Djokovic would be interested given all the flirting they’ve done.

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This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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