The former couple from the tennis world, Grigor Dimitrov and Maria Sharapova were swinging their racquets at Kooyong Classic in Melbourne. It’s the warm-up exhibition tournament in Melbourne before the Australian Open. The Russian champ Sharapova was sitting in the commentary box after her match against Laura Siegmund. Pointing at Dimitrov from the box, she said, “He (Dimitrov) keeps looking over.” The Bulgarian came running towards the box and joined their conversation.
Humorous conversation between Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov
Dimitrov: “What’s the commentary about?”
Commentator: “We are talking about you, actually.”
Sharapova: “What about this yellow thing going on?” (pointing to his yellow shorts)
Dimitrov: “You like it?”
Sharapova: “Not really.”
Dimitrov: “You liked yellow on me. People change I get it.”
Commentator: “When did you guys break up?”
Sharapova: “It’s been a while!”
Sharapova and Dimitrov were dating for three long years from 2012 to 2015. Their relationship started via email.
Dimitrov. ‘You liked yellow on me. People change I guess.’
When did you guys broke up?
Sharapova. ‘It’s been awhile!’ pic.twitter.com/kyev4KevVm
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) January 14, 2020
Toxic conditions in Melbourne
On Tuesday Melbourne was covered with a thick blanket of smoke. It forced the abandonment of Sharapova’s match due to the increase of toxicity in the air caused by the bushfires. Also, the temperature touched the 40 degrees celsius bar. The smoky conditions compelled the officials to halt her play in the second set.
The five-time Grand Slam champion was coughing after the match. “We played for over two hours. And I actually started feeling a little bit of a cough coming up to the end of the second set. However, I’ve been sick for a few weeks so I thought it was something to do with that,” the Russian told SBS.
The bushfires in Australia have been devastating for over a few weeks now. The Australian Relief Fund is receiving support from all over the world, and the tennis world has been proactively doing their bit by donating a lump-sum amount of money.