Washington DC, MD, United States (4E Sports) – Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin announced his engagement to Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko on Twitter.
They have been dating for over a year.
The former NHL MVP has been playing in Moscow during the NHL lockout.
In September, before the NHL season was derailed by the lockout, Alex Ovechkin talked about how much he enjoyed being a partner to Maria Kirilenko, the Washington Post noted.
“It’s always nice to have that kind of person around you,” Ovechkin said.
Ovechkin was a constant presence at the matches of his now-fiancee this summer, cheering her on at the French Open, Wimbledon and Olympics.
Kirilenko, 25, reached a career high of No. 12 in the WTA rankings and advanced to the semifinals at the Olympic tournament at Wimbledon. Her year-end ranking of No. 14 was the best of her career.