It's only the second time Sharapova has reached the fourth round at the U. I think I kind of recharged a little bit," said Sharapova, who will face No.
Tennis pros Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov have officially called off their two-year relationship, Dimitrov confirmed during a press conference on Friday, July 24.
His 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 win over Milos Raonic put him into the round of 16 for the first time in his career and earned him the praise of Roger Federer, his new manager.
Last year, Federer started a new, boutique management company called Team8 and Dimitrov was one of his first signings.
Sasha Vujacic and they reportedly share a home in California." data-reactid="24"The pair hooked up in 2013 after Sharapova called off her engagement to basketball player Sasha Vujacic and they reportedly share a home in California.
World number 11 Dimitrov, 23, is widely seen as one of the new guard able to win a Grand Slam and his 27-year-old girlfriend -- a five-time major champion -- said all was well in their relationship."It's just obviously nice to have each other, and even though we have our respective careers and we train, to kind of have the other's support is always nice," she told The Age newspaper in Melbourne."I think that he's grown so much in the few years that I've even been with him in terms of his focus and commitment to the sport."Obviously, I've always kind of watched his career grow from the junior days, and to be able to see him stride in the top direction really puts a smile on my face."Dimitrov began his Australian Open campaign in decisive fashion Monday, brushing aside German Dustin Brown 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 in just 69 minutes.
“Our paths split,” he told Bulgarian media of what led to their breakup. I wish her much happiness and success in life and in tennis.” PHOTOS: Sad celebrity splits “Now I’m concentrated entirely on the game and I’m sure the results will soon be seen,” he added.
“This is the summer of the new beginning of me.” At present, Dimitrov is ranked No. PHOTOS: Love lives of athletes Sharapova, 28, and Dimitrov, 24, first began dating in 2012.
It is a great draw for Dimitrov and he feels ready to take his chances.
Sharapova took a more direct path to the fourth round, beating Alize Cornet 6-1, 7-6 and now faces Dominika Cibulkova.
PHOTOS: Better after breakup In an interview with the this past May, Sharapova gushed about her tennis beau.