Moscow, Russian Federation (4E Sports) – Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko has called off her engagement to Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin after three years of relationship.
In a statement, Kirilenko did not divulge the reason behind the separation but added she respects Ovechkin as a person and athlete.
Kirilenko added that she’s focused on upcoming WTA events
The two Russian stars began dating in 2011 and confirmed their engagement more than a year later.
Kirilenko, 27, was in the top 10 of the rankings last year but tumbled down the WTA Tour rankings to No. 93 due to a knee injury she suffered at the end of 2013.
Ovechkin, for his part, credited Kirilenko for his turnaround in 2013 that led to the Hart Trophy.