Maria Sharapova Boyfriend: Sasha Vujacic Conspicuously Absent in Victory Speech

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistJune 9, 2012

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - OCTOBER 22:  Maria Sharapova of Russia with Sasha Vujacic at a practice session during previews for the WTA Championships 2011 on October 22, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Maria Sharapova's fiancee Sasha Vujacic will probably find himself in a lot of Google searches now that his lady has returned to prominence in women's tennis. Surely, there is some nerdy Google analytics expert giggling happily after Sharapova's win.

What Vujacic didn't find himself in was Sharapova's victory speech, according to Chris Chase of Busted Racquet, after she defeated Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 at the French Open final on Saturday.


It's not as though Sharapova's speech was brief. She even used four languages, via ESPN:

By our rudimentary calculations (quite literally—we used our fingers), the victorious Sharapova spoke four different languages during the presentation ceremony after her win.

She opened with English, before cracking out a "petit peu" of French to delight those who had witnessed her historic moment. She then thanked her physio, Juan Reque, in Spanish for his work in keeping her fit and on form, before reverting to her native Russian to send a special message to her parents. For once, the on-court translator found himself utterly useless.

While it would be fun and utterly typical to speculate about trouble in paradise and whatever other snarky viewpoints we might take after Vujacic failed to get a mention, I'm sure Miss Sharapova simply forgot to drop his name in the heat of the moment.

Or perhaps it was he that she was seen calling after the match.

Vujacic is, of course, in Turkey, where he plays basketball for Anadolu Efes of the Euroleague. You may remember him from his Los Angeles Lakers days, where his flowing locks and occasional three-pointer made him a person of interest from time to time.

And upon his engagement to Sharapova, he forever became the object of envy for men the world round.

And yet, he still can't get a shout-out on Sharapova's big day. We feel your pain, Vujacic, we really do.


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