When asked if she was celebrating Valentine’s Day with the one she loved, Sharapova said, “Well, I’m in Doha, so my team consists of my coach and my trainer, and my hitter and my physio. I don’t have a love relationship with either one of them, so...” and she tailed off with a laugh.
She then admitted that she had received “many” messages, and added: “I’m very lucky.” When asked if she also had many lovers, Sharapova, who split with fiance Sasha Vujacic last year, said brazenly: “Maybe… Why not, right? Life’s too short.”
The Russian outdid Caroline Wozniacki, the former world number one from Denmark, who agreed that her boyfriend, golfer Rory McIlroy, had Valentine’s Day under control.
“I got a nice bouquet of roses, so that was nice,” said Wozniacki. “And maybe something else too, but that’s private.”
This was all a big contrast to the reaction of Serena Williams, the winner of 15 Grand Slam titles, but not a winner in love, if her responses were to be believed.