Maria Kirilenko is also in the news lately because she announced that she is no longer dating Russian NHL hockey player Alex Ovechkin. The couple had been together since 2011, and have been engaged to get married since 2012.
Hot photos of tennis star Maria Kirlenko in 2014
Maria Kirilenko was born on January 25, 1987 in Moscow, Russia. Maria started playing tennis at a young age, and she had a very successful juniors career, winning the U.S. Open Girls singles title in 2002.
Not long after winning that junior title, Maria Kirilenko started playing tennis at WTA events. In 2005, Maria Kirilenko won her first WTA event in Beijing. Since then, Maria Kirilenko has been a regular player at tennis events all over the world.
Maria Kirilenko has reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, the French Open, and Wimbledon in singles play. Her best showing to date at the U.S. Open has been the fourth round. In 2012, Maria Kirilenko won a bronze medal in tennis at the London Olympics.
As good as she is in singles play, Maria Kirilenko is an even better doubles player. Maria has reached the finals at both the Australian Open and French Open in doubles play, and has made the semis in doubles at the U.S. Open.
Though she has yet to win a Grand Slam title in tennis, Maria Kirilenko is one of the most well known women in tennis. That is not just because of her play on the court, but also because of her awesome looks.
Maria Kirilenko is easily one of the hottest women in tennis history. In 2009, Sports Illustrated featured Maria Kirilenko in a bikini in a hot photo shoot for their Swimsuit Edition.
So far in her tennis career, Maria Kirilenko has earned around $7 million. Her estimated net worth is around $12.5 million. Maria Kirilenko's net worth is so much higher than her career tennis earnings because she gets lots of endorsement money due to her great looks.
In a statement released by the Russian Tennis Federation, Maria Kirilenko said that there were a lot of reasons why she broke off her engagement to Alex Ovechkin. The main reason, though, appears to be some photos that Russian rhythmic gymnastics Olympic gold medal winner Karolina Sevastyanova posted on her instagram account showing her with Ovechkin on holiday at a beach.
There had been rumors that their high profile relationship, the couple have been featured in various magazines, was in trouble when Ovechkin failed to travel to Wimbledon this year to watch Maria play.
Hope you enjoy the hot photos of Maria Kirilenko in the slideshow. Watch for Maria at tennis tournaments in 2014.