Sharapova gets engaged to LA Lakers star

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic has announced that he is engaged to marry Russian Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova.

The Slovenian basketball star told reporters before an exhibition game on Thursday that the former tennis world number one had accepted his proposal.

Prior to the game against the Golden State Warriors in San Diego, Vujacic said that the she had said “yes’ to his “old-school” proposal, adding that they were both “really happy”.

The 26-year-old Vujacic proposed on the couple’s one-year anniversary of meeting at a friend’s barbecue and their engagement was also confirmed by the team’s official website reporter Mike Trudell on his social networking page.

No date has been set for the wedding.

The 23-year-old Sharapova, currently ranked number 18 in the world, won the Wimbledon title in 2004, the US Open crown in 2006 and the Australian Open in 2008.