Kirilenko, Ovechkin end engagement


Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko has called off her engagement to Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin, R-Sport said on Monday, as another high-profile sporting romance hit the rocks.

Just two months after newly crowned British Open champion Rory McIlroy and Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki called it quits, Ovechkin, a three-time NHL MVP, and Kirilenko have also split.

“I have decided to terminate the engagement,” said Kirilenko, who announced the breakup through the Russian Tennis Federation news service. “There are many reasons but do not want to go into details.”