Originally written on Tennis Grand Stand  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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After tips from several media sources, including Tennis Channel’s own Brett Haber, Washington Capitals left winger and captain Alex Ovechkin confirmed his engagement to the beautiful Maria Kirilenko via his Twitter account today. We are engaged !!!!!!! ))))))))) — Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) December 31, 2012 The two athletes have been dating since at least November 2011 when Ovechkin introduced his new girlfriend and “queen” Maria to his Twitter followers. Me and my girlfriend Maria….she is my queen!!!! yfrog.com/nzhipdaj — Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) November 30, 2011 The 25-year-old tennis beauty had a breakout year in 2012, reaching a career-high No. 12 in the rankings, so the Russian hockey player must have been doing something right. Throughout the year and due to the NHL lockout, Ovechkin was often seen in Kirilenko’s player box at tournaments, cheering, fist-pumping and being an all-around awesome fan boy. They took in the “City of Love” in May during Roland Garros, showed off Kirilen...
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