Maria Sharapova has been dating Alexander Gilker for three years now. The Russian player hopes to become mother one day. If that happens, the Russian player does not think she will come back to compete like Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka did.
“I’ve dreamed of having a family since I was very young because I’m very close to my mom and to my parents”, said Sharapova. “I would love to have that connection in the future with hopefully my child.
I don’t see myself having a child and then coming back. It’s never really been a vision that I’ve had for myself. Therefore, I think that’s still in the future for me.” On what makes the game special, Sharapova added: “It teaches you so many lessons.
Certainly all of these are part of it. I continue to learn from it. I don’t know if there are some things so challenging and so rewarding at the same time within one week or two weeks, the emotions that you feel, that I’ll maybe ever get in my life.”
Asked if she will play in San Jose, Sharapova concluded: “I don’t know what week that is. I think that’s three weeks in a row. Wishful thinking probably. Would love to, to come out of that and be healthy. Dreams.”