‘I Saw Tears in His Eyes’ – Maria Sharapova Once Revealed Agonizing ‘Emotional Pull’ That Forced Her to Break Things Up With Ex Grigor Dimitrov

   2023-01-24 17:01

Russian tennis legend Maria Sharapova was among the best of her generation. The 35-year-old retired in 2020 and recently welcomed her first child. Not long ago, the Russian star was in a romantic relationship with Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov. While mostly everything was well between them, the difference in career goals forced them to part ways. Later, in her autobiography, Sharapova revealed the moment when she realized that the relationship is not going to work.

When Maria Sharapova realized it was time to end her relationship with Dimitrov

While recalling her time with Dimitrov in her autobiography, ‘Unstoppable’, the Russian revealed Dimitrov had a dream of watching her sit beside his mother when he plays at Wimbledon. “He looked at me, sad—I thought I saw tears in his eyes—“Did you see this? This means everything to me. Seeing you in my box next to my mother.”



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SINGAPORE – OCTOBER 25: Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts after a three set victory againt Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in a round robin match during the BNP Paribas WTA Finals at Singapore Sports Hub on October 25, 2015 in Singapore. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Further, the Russian revealed how she felt they wanted different things in life. “It was then, at that moment, that the emotional pull I had been fighting came to an end. I knew, and so did he, that I couldn’t be that person at this time of my life, I was supposed to be focused, getting prepared for my own matches, my own triumphs, and defeats, on the largest stage of my career,” Sharapova added.

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Sharapova continues to be an icon for fellow women

The way Sharapova chose her career over a relationship speaks a lot about her vision in life. She has always been a strong and independent woman. The Russian gave up tennis in 2020 and she is currently busy with her multiple roles as a businesswoman and a mother.

After inspiring generations with her tennis, the former world number one is doing it with her business acumen as well. In a recent interview, the former Wimbledon champion revealed her vision to empower women with the latest trends.

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