Maria Sharapova asked about Grigor Dimitrov by Bulgarian journalist
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The ďit was bound to happenĒ department of WTA affairs has been very busy this week. With a few grainy photos hitting the tabloids this week confirming Maria Sharapovaís relationship with ATP pro Grigor Dimitrov, a Bulgarian journalist showed up to Sharapovaís press conference after her semifinal win over Ana Ivanovic at the Madrid Open.
Hmmm Ö I wonder what he wanted to ask her about.
Q. Good luck tomorrow. Iím from a Bulgaria, I would like to speak with you about something more private. Congratulations for your relationship with Grigor Dimitrov. Really, they catch you with pictures.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Weíre official. (Smiling.)
Q. If you would like to speak with us about this, do you help each other with advices? How is your relationship? And have we got the chance to see you as a couple on the court on the next tournament in Grand Slam? Would be most beautiful and most successful couple. Just joy for everyone.
SHARAPOVA: Unfortunately my answer is going to be a lot shorter than your question. (Laughter.) I think everyone knows that I donít really discuss my personal life. Weíve been seeing each other for a while. You know, itís just news to us that someone took a picture of us now after this time.
Q. They published the pictures yesterday.
SHARAPOVA: Yeah, I know. Oh, I know, donít you worry. I know whatís going on. Yeah, so I donít really discuss it. Itís nice to have something in life that youíre able to have for yourself and on your own, because so much of your lives are in the public eye. So this is just a part of your personal life away from the court. Itís just something that I ‑‑ both of us just want to cherish on our own.
Q. Will you play together as a couple?
SHARAPOVA: Last time I played mixed doubles was about like I would say ten years ago. Didnít go too well. Decided thatís just not my thing.
As she was leaving, the journalist shouted "Congratulations on your relationship. The whole of Bulgaria is with you!" I'm not joking.