Maria Sharapova is making news both on and off the court at the US Open. Her play on the court has been impressive in the opening two rounds of the tournament as the 2014 French Open Champion has made very quick work of her opening two opponents. She defeated her first opponent, Maria Kirilenko in straight sets, 6-4, 6-0 and she defeated her second opponent, Alexandra Dulgheru 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round.
However, some tennis observers have noted that she may have started the tournament a couple days early as it was noted by some of her fans and social media tennis insiders that the ultra competitive Russian tennis player had 'unfollowed' her boyfriend, Grigor Dimitrov on Twitter before the US Open singles women's competition had even begun.
Rumours of discord between the couple have been circulating throughout the social media networks but the 'unfollowing' of him before the tournament gives fans another illustration of the focus and mentality of the Russian bombshell.
In interviews prior to the US Open when asked about why she is so successful she openly stated that she is very, very competitive and does not hide that fact. Many of her fans find her honesty refreshing as some athletes will do almost anything to not 'ruffle' feathers but not Maria Sharapova.
She knows that many of her male admirers follow her because she is attractive but her focus is on winning tennis championships and nothing else.
During an interview with 'The Edit", Net-a-Porter's e-zine she revealed that she prefers a 'simple life' that revolves around playing and winning tennis matches and relaxing at her beachside home in California.
Fans and social media tennis observers get the sense that she is an athlete who would not allow boyfriend issues to distract her from the pursuit of a sixth Grand Slam and thus while she has not made any announcement as to whether she is single or not fans might not want to hold their breath about them being a couple. Maria Sharapova is focused on winning tennis championships and she is not about to tolerate distractions.