Maria Sharapova was recently spotted drinking coffee (I’m assuming at the Manhattan Beach Le Pain Quotidien) with boyfriend Sasha Vujacic of the Los Angeles Lakers. These photos crack me up because the scale is so skewed – he’s 6’7″ tall and she’s listed at 6’2″ – as if they’re any normal-sized couple going for a stroll. In reality, the ground shakes and the sun disappears when these two giants pass by. I’m still waiting for photographic evidence of this phenomena. Until then we can only imagine:
“Come here, you cute little giant! I want to measure your teeth!”
Click here for more photos from sports.sohu.com:
Maria confirmed the relationship to USA Today in January:
An apparently smitten Sharapova says a big part of the attraction (between her and Vujacic) is their common experience as world-class athletes.
“We rarely talk about sports, but it’s just an understanding of what we do,” she says. “We never have to talk about it. We just know. It’s there. It makes it easier and nicer.”
I’m guessing it’s easier and nicer to be able to look eye-to-eye (not to mention lip lock) without performing feats of bodily contortion, too.
That USA Today article is packed with a lot of interesting stuff, by the way. Click here to read more.
I love how this video makes their relationship sound so tawdry: “Seen together at a U2 concert? Hmmmmm?”
Maria’s next tournament will be the Cellular South Cup in Memphis, beginning on Valentines Day. Maria plays on Monday.