“It’s nice to have someone who really understands and respects [what I do] and who knows the drill,” she said of their power couple status.

“There are so many little variants in an athlete’s career that are not always easy to explain to the outside world.

Rumours doing the rounds in tennis circles is that Russian sensation Maria Sharapova has broken up with boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov.

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While Sharapova and Dimitrov both have their professions in common, the tennis star said last year their relationship is based on more than just their love for the sport."It's about finding that person where you can be yourself all the time, where you're comfortable with being [the] young girl, the older girl, the mature girl, and the person that understands you and looks at you and says, 'You're completely off you rocker! The Russia tennis queen had earlier dated NBA guard Sasha Vujacic.

Their split was difficult but necessary after realizing they were on two different paths in life.

Some statements like Serena’s Williams ill-advised comments about the Steubenville rape case do immediate demand explanations, but did Serena really have to come out and apologize to Maria Sharapova for telling (at least partly) that a top-five player now allegedly in love “begins every interview with ‘I’m so happy. She’s still not going to be invited to the cool parties.

And, hey, if she wants to be with the guy with a black heart, go for it.” Perhaps, but perhaps not.

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.

“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.They didn’t go public with their romance until May 2013, when the pair was spotted kissing on the streets of Madrid, where Dimitrov was playing in the Madrid Open.Sharapova claimed her bond with Dimitrov is more centered on what she is truly looking for in a career and a partner."I have so many things going on in my life and I really love them," she said."Of course I want someone to be by my side to enjoy them...So it is nice that they are aware of it and know it.” PHOTOS: Sexiest female athletes Sharapova previously dated fellow tennis pro Andy Roddick, and was engaged to NBA star Sasha Vujacic in 2010 before the pair quietly called it quits in 2012.