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Miss Sharapova has announced her engagement to Sasha Vujacic, 26, who is 6ft 7in tall.

The Los Angeles Lakers star is understood to have gone down on one knee at his home on Manhattan beach, California.

The couple have been dating for nearly a year and went public with their relationship last November when they were seen cuddling at a U2 concert in Los Angeles.

Tennis champ: Russian born Sharapova won Wimbledon in 2004 and has been ranked world number one on four occasions This summer, Sharapova, 23, also invited Vujacic, from Slovenia, to join her in training at the IMG sport academy in Florida.

I never have in any of my previous relationships, as well.” 04/03/2010: Since this post originally went up, our greatest fears in life have been confirmed.

Maria Sharapova is officially engaged to Sasha freaking Vujacic.

Because the shocking and seemingly unreasonable marriage of Sasha Vujacic and Maria Sharapova is off.

No shock since no media has interviewed Vujacic since 2008, but Sharapova admits to waiting for the question in a press conference at the US Open:“I was waiting for someone to actually ask me that question, but nobody did directly …

At 6ft 2in Maria Sharapova could have worried about finding a man to match her height.

But the former Wimbledon champion has solved the problem by accepting a proposal of marriage from a basketball player.

“Of course I want someone to be by my side to enjoy them…