The breakup of tennis star Maria Sharapova and Slovenian baller Sasha Vujacic has been doing laps in the sports world, as the breaking news hit stands last week.
And these previously engaged lovebirds calling it quits presents a warning for all athletes: The long distance Skype scenario can only work for so long before waves come crashing down and emotions unleash.
But enough about splitsville, we're here to introduce the newest bachelorettes currently swatting balls and tossing long sticks on the playing field. These athletes are focused on their game and eager for new support.
Let's meet the lovely ladies searching far and wide for male companionship.
Note: This is a fictional dating game, perfect dates and "looking for" are based on assumptions, not fact.
Backstory: Silver medalist U.S. volleyballer from the Southern California area.
Looking For: A male cheerleader perhaps.
Perfect Date: Anything involving patriotism.
Backstory: World-class English defender.
Looking For: Another flag to change into.
Perfect Date: Stare at a soccer ball for hours.
Backstory: Professional snowboarder. Yogaworks certified Yogi. Dreamer, cook, gardener, artist, tree-hugger, skater, surfer, free diver (via twitter).
Looking For: Winter Bigfoot.
Perfect Date: A candle-lit chairlift.
Backstory: Former Georgia guard (one-year wonder) who seems headed for a career in modeling.
Looking For: A modeling agency.
Perfect Date: Lunch with a potential agent.
Backstory: Olympic gold medalist boxer. The pride and joy of Ireland.
Looking For: New faces to destroy.
Perfect Date: Four rounds in the ring.
Backstory: Feisty Croatian basketball player with a warming smile.
Looking For: More fruit.
Perfect Date: Apple bobbing, or anything with fruit.
Backstory: Russian long jumper who doubles as a male heartthrob.
Looking For: Bigger starfish.
Perfect Date: Classy photo shoot.
Backstory: Just broke up with boyfriend of nearly two years. Currently preparing for the U.S. Open semifinals. Can defeat five Japanese opponents on the tennis court—at once.
Looking for: A below-average professional athlete will enjoy the shadows. A guy who accepts stuffed animals.
Perfect Date: Banana picking.
Backstory: Beautiful pole vaulter with a heart of gold.
Looking For: An Olympic berth.
Perfect Date: Water fight.
Backstory: Took winning shot in the 2012 Summer Olympics semifinal against New Zealand. A bruising midfielder.
Looking For: More cowbell, couldn't hurt.
Perfect Date: Last-minute penalty shot to win the game, every single time.