Tennis Star Maria Sharapova Reportedly Dating Grigor "Baby Federer" Dimitrov

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 7, 2013

Photo Credit: USA Today
Photo Credit: USA Today

Maria Sharapova is no longer single, reportedly dating a fellow tennis player who is referred to by fans as "Baby Federer."

How adorable. 

The Post Game reports on the budding romance between Sharapova and 21-year old Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. 

In fact, the relationship was confirmed by ESPN's Darren Rovell with the following tweet.

Maria Sharapova is off the market again. Got confirmation she's dating Bulgarian tennis player, 21-year-old Grigor Dimitrov

— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) January 6, 2013

 

According to the report, Sharapova, who is 25 years old, is not only stepping back into the dating scene but once again traipsing back into the world of sports to find her main man. 

As many will recall, the Russian star, who is currently No. 2 in the world, was engaged to former NBA player and current Turkish Basketball League player Sasha Vujacic, whose mere mention comes with the sudden image of a basketball clanking off the rim. 

In the early part of 2012, the two went their separate ways. 

Now it seems, after a great year for her career, Sharapova is ready for romance with a promising young tennis player. 

Dimitrov gets his nickname because his style of play resembles that of Roger Federer's and because he is currently a top-50 player. 

Rumors began swirling after the two were photographed together in Milan last month. Now we can go ahead and confirm that Baby Federer is winning on and off the court. 

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