Maria Sharapova attends a private exercise session as she has seen it for the first time since she became involved with art retailer Alexander Gilkes
Maria Sharapova was spotted enjoying a driver and a walk out on Manhattan Beach, California last Friday.
The slim and chic 33-year-old tennis star wore a fitted black raincoat and legs that still accentuated her athletic image.
Friday was her first public appearance since announcing her affiliation with art dealer Alexander Gilkes – who was spotted in a car in the area the same day.
Looking Elegant: Maria Sharapova was spotted enjoying a driver and outing on Manhattan Beach, California this coming Friday
Maria, the only Russian woman and one of 10 women to receive the Grand Slam Career, went public with the pledge Thursday.
‘I said that from the first day we met,’ she fled next to an Instagram record of them together. ‘This was the little secret we had, wasn’t it.’
She has been dating the 41-year-old British businessman since 2018 but they have been largely private about their romance.
Alexander is waking up in ties to his country ‘s Royal Family – for one thing he is a friend of Prince William, having been with Eton with him and Prince Harry.
When You Got It: The slim and chic 33-year-old tennis star in a fitted black raincoat and legs accentuated her athletic image yet
His relationship with the Duke of Cambridge is close enough that Alexander was a guest at William ‘s wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011.
In fact Alexander’s brother, Charlie, once dated Pippa Middleton who is now married to the deceptive racing driver James Matthews, future Laird of Glen Affric.
Pippa and Charlie were still friends after they broke up to the point that they were both attending each other’s weddings.
Meanwhile Alexander spent 2012 to 2016 married to fashion designer Misha Nonoo, who is longtime friends with Meghan Markle.
Dashing: Friday was her first public appearance since announcing her affiliation with art dealer Alexander Gilkes – who was spotted in a local car the same day
Before she befriended her current boyfriend Maria had a pattern about going around her fellow athletes from continental Europe.
From 2012 to 2015 she dated Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov, by which time she was linked with Lakers star Sasha Vujacic who is from Slovenia.
Her new relationship with Alexander went public about 10 months after she announced she was providing professional tennis.
Watch love: Maria, the only Russian and one of 10 women to win the Grand Slam Career, went public with the pledge Thursday
‘I’m new to this, so forgive me. Tennis – I say goodbye, ‘she wrote in an article published in Vanity Fair this February.
‘But as I begin my next chapter, I want anyone who dreams of excellence in anything to know that doubt and judgment are inevitable,’ she said.
‘You go hundreds of times and the world keeps an eye on you. Take up. Self-confidence. I promise you you will get the upper hand, ‘wrote the Soviet-born bombshell.