SASHA VUJACIC, the 26-year-old LA Lakers basketball star, has announced his engagement to the tennis player Maria Sharapova. Vujacic revealed the news before the Lakers played the Golden State Warriors in San Diego yesterday (21st October 2010), reports the Los Angeles Times.
Vujacic told reporters that Sharapova had said yes to his "old-school proposal", at his home in Manhattan Beach California, but added that the couple have not yet set a date for the wedding, he said, "We are engaged and both really happy. It's good and now we can focus on other things". Vujacic said that he had proposed on the couple's one year anniversary, after they first met at a friend's barbecue, adding, "It's probably old school. I had to do it like a gentleman."
Despite being a three times Gram Slam tennis champion, Sharapova has made no secret of the fact that she wants to retire while still young. After winning the Australian Open in 2008, Sharapova was asked by NBC whether she would still be playing in 10 years-time, she replied, "No, no, please record this. I think by that time, I hope that I will have a nice husband and a few kids".