Originally posted on Sportress of Blogitude  |  Last updated 5/9/13

Maria Sharapova, 26, currently competing at the Madrid Open, reportedly is dating rising tennis player Grigor Dimitrov, 21, who is also competing in the tournament held in Spain’s capital city, according to a report from the Daily Mail. The couple was photographed strolling the streets of Madrid on Wednesday, kissing and snuggling. In other words, behaving like a young couple in the initial throes of a budding romance. Sharapova, who was engaged to be married to former NBA player Sasha Vujacic before the couple broke it off in the summer of 2012, appears to have taken her time getting back on the dating circuit, although it certainly appears that she has an affinity for pro athletes. Via @AhmedMagdyTW: may be no one is more happy than him ” Beating Novak & Maria Sharapova is his GF ” #LuckyDimitrov #DimiPova twitter.com/AhmedMagdyTW/s… — Ahmed Magdy(@AhmedMagdyTW) May 9, 2013 The rumors of a Sharapova-Dimitrov pairing reportedly have been circulating since January, and picked up steam again in April after a Swiss tabloid alleged that Sharapova gave a $105,000 Porsche 911 Carrera 4s to Dimitrov as a gift. The automobile apparently was the same blue Porsche Sharapova received after winning the Stuttgart Grand Prix in Germany, which she can be seen posing next to below: Congrats to @mariasharapova, the 2013 @porschetennis champion. Maria’s 29th career #WTA title! #tennis twitter.com/WTA/status/328… — WTA (@WTA) April 28, 2013 What makes the news of the romance of particular interest as it relates to the Sportress is that on Wednesday, we covered the news that Novak Djokovic allegedly made a crude statement to fans during a tournament in an upset loss to Dimitrov in the second round of the Madrid Open, after which the 28th-ranked player in the world possibly alluded to Sharapova, saying, “A few words actually came from my girlfriend before that match. So that was a move that I’ll remember definitely for the rest of my life. … Definitely want to thank her for that.” Not only that, it was also on Wednesday that swimsuit photos surfaced from Miss Sharapova’s sexy cover spread for Esquire Latin America. Talk about synergy. [H/T Business Insider, NESN] The post Maria Sharapova reportedly dating rising tennis star Grigor Dimitrov (photos) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

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