A History And Timeline Of Maria Sharapova’s Boyfriends

Published 01/04/2020, 7:52 AM EST

Maria Sharapova‘s boyfriends range from established businessmen to fellow tennis players. The Russian sensation has dated the who’s who of the world. In this list, we’ll take a look at all the men that Maria Sharapova has dated, along with the timeline of these relationships.


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1. Alexander Gilkes (2018 – present)


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Maria Sharapova is currently dating British businessman, Alexander Gilkes. He is the owner and co-founder of Paddle8, an online auction platform that specializes in fine art and collectibles.

Sharapova and Gilkes started dating in 2018. The couple was first seen together in March 2018, as they went on a date to an art gallery in Beverley hills.

Gilkes was known as the most well-connected Briton in New York. In fact, he went to college with Prince Harry! He was previously married to Misha Nonoo, the woman who got Prince Harry and Meghan Markle together.

On 26th February 2020, Sharapova said goodbye to tennis after losing the first-round match at the Australian Open. Later in the year, she said yes to Gilkes’s marriage proposal, and both shared their engagement news on social media.

The couple will tie the knot soon in the future.

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2. Grigor Dimitrov (2013 – 2015)

Maria Sharapova also dated fellow tennis player Grigor Dimitrov for two years.

Apparently, the Bulgarian saw Maria playing in 2013, and decided to email her right away. Maria revealed in her autobiography that she was confused about whether Dimitrov had attained the legal age for dating!

The two had a relationship that was admired by many fans. However, they separated in 2015 during one of the most difficult periods in Sharapova’s life after her heartbreaking loss to Serena Williams.

Interestingly, Grigor Dimitrov has dated Sharapova’s arch-nemesis, Serena Williams, in the past.

3. Sasha Vujacic (2009 – 2012)

Basketball player Sasha Vujacic is another one of Maria Sharapova’s boyfriends.

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Maria first met Sasha in Los Angeles in the year 2009. The two shared a very open relationship. Sasha was often visible during Maria’s matches, shouting encouragement from the stands. He was always an animated presence in the visitor’s box.

Sharapova and Vujacic got engaged in the year 2010. However, despite the relationship developing its own fanbase, it could not sustain itself beyond 2 years.

4. Charlie Ebersol (2008)

Maria Sharapova dated TV producer Charlie Ebersol in the year 2008. However, this was one of the most short-lived relationships of Sharapova as the couple separated in the same year.

Ebersol is the son of former NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol.

The pair broke up in the year they started and Ebersol went on to date Britney Spears.

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5. Andy Roddick (2005 – 2006)

Sharapova and Roddick (extreme right)

Maria Sharapova and Andy Roddick‘s rumored relationship was the buzz of the town when the pair were frequently seen together during the 2006 US Open.


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The pair were even given a nickname that became famous – “Rodapova”. Maria was even spotted wearing a t-shirt that said: “love is in the air”.

As tennis fans dreamt of their own power couple, they were woken up by Andy Roddick’s explicit denial of their relationship. In fact, Andy’s now married to Brooklyn Decker and has two children.



Aryan Sharma

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.