‘I thought you liked yellow on me but that’s OK. People change, I get it’: Maria Sharapova pokes fun at ex-boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov’s shorts as the pair joke around court-side while Russian commentates at Australian Open warm-up event
- Grigor Dimitrov and Maria Sharapova had a hilarious exchange on commentary
- The pair dated between 2013 and 2015 and showed they are still good friends
- Sharapova was on commentary duty when Dimitrov spotted her and joined in
- She wasted no time in criticising his bright shorts, insisting she wasn’t a fan
Tennis stars Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov may have broken up way back in 2015 but an encounter on Tuesday showed they are still good friends.
The Russian star jumped behind the microphone to provide commentary at the Kooyong Classic, a tournament ahead of the Australian Open, while Dimitrov was on court at the time.
The pair were together between 2013 and 2015 and Dimitrov ran over to the booth for a chat after spotting his ex-girlfriend seemingly talking about him.
Grigor Dimitrov (L) popped in to have a chat with ex-girlfriend Maria Sharapova while playing
Sharapova was providing commentary at an Australian Open warm-up event on Tuesday
When Dimitrov spotted her, he walked over for a chat before she slammed his yellow shorts
The pair (pictured in Madrid in 2017) were together between 2013 and 2015 and are still friends
‘He keeps looking over here, can you tell him to stop looking?’ Sharapova said.
Footage shows Dimitrov arriving at the commentary box before being given a pair of headphones and a microphone so he could join in the conversation:
Sharapova: ‘What about this yellow thing going on?’
Dimitrov: ‘You like it, huh?’
Sharapova: ‘Not really.’
Sharapova: ‘No, not really.’
Dimitrov: ‘I thought you liked yellow on me but that’s OK. People change, I get it.’
He then ran back onto the court to continue his match as Sharapova burst out laughing on the sideline.
Sharapova saw her match on Tuesday abandoned due to concerns over smoke inhalation
Sharapova had to bring the match to an end as players struggled with the poor air conditions
Earlier on, Sharapova struggled in the smoke originating from Australia’s bushfires during an exhibition match, which was eventually called off.
Sharapova and her German opponent Laura Siegemund agreed to call an early halt to their match at the warm-up tournament after more than two hours because of the conditions.
‘Over two hours play and I actually started to feel a cough coming on at the end of the second set,’ Sharapova said after her match was abandoned.
‘But I thought maybe because I have been feeling sick for the last couple of weeks it was something to do with that.
‘Then, when I heard Laura (Siegmund) speak to the umpire about it saying she was struggling as well, I was like ‘OK, thankfully I am not the only one’.
‘The umpire came down and said to play one more game but we were out there for over two hours and I think for my health stand-point it was the right call from the officials.’