Although no evidence of the romance ever circulated.
Nowadays, Ristic is a customary part of the Djokovic entourage box.
There have been some messages of support, with Sharapova's great rival Serena Williams praising her courage in taking responsibility for her mistake. Three-time grand slam champion Jennifer Capriati wrote on Twitter: "I had to lose my career and never opted to cheat, no matter what. "I didn't have the high priced team of drs that found a way for me to cheat and get around the system and wait for science to catch up." Evert, who won 18 grand slam singles titles, told ESPN: "Maria Sharapova has always isolated herself from the rest of the tennis world.
She's made that known, she can't be friends with the players.
Maria Sharapova’s ex-boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov admitted his relationships may have delayed his emergence as a top player as he extended his hot streak at the Australian Open on Monday.
The Bulgarian heart-throb has long been touted as one of tennis’s next big things, but he reached only his third major quarter-final with his win over giant-killer Denis Istomin.