Russian tennis stars Anastasia Potapova and Alexander Shevchenko are active players on the professional tour – they recently announced their engagement.
Anastasia Potapova and Alexander Shevchenko, the tennis power couple from Russia, have officially announced their engagement. Both 22 years old, they commenced their relationship early this year and have consistently shown their support for one another at various global tournaments. They joyfully shared their engagement news through Instagram posts on Sunday, September 24th.
During the 2023 French Open, Potapova looked back on her relationship, emphasizing the challenges posed by their demanding schedules. Despite the uncertainty, they managed to stay connected and share significant time together. Anastasia Potapova expressed her gratitude for finding someone who comprehends the challenges of being a professional athlete, and she particularly values Shevchenko’s unwavering support during challenging moments.
Potapova and Shevchenko joined the ranks of high-profile tennis couples who got engaged in 2023, following in the footsteps of Mirjam Bjorklund and Denis Shapovalov, as well as Madison Keys and Bjorn Fratangelo.
Tennis stars across the globe congratulate the couple on their engagement
Social media has been flooded with congratulatory messages following Potapova and Shevchenko’s announcement. Numerous top tennis players, both active and retired, wasted no time in extending their heartfelt wishes.
Notable figures such as Anna Kalinskaya, Dinara Safina, Elena Vesnina, Kamilla Rakhimova, Mirjam Bjorklund, and Elena-Gabriela Ruse all left comments on Potapova’s Instagram post. Shevchenko’s colleagues, Flavio Cobolli and Chun-Hsin Tseng, also joined in to offer their congratulations.
Potapova and Shevchenko have had a remarkable tennis season in 2023. The World No. 26 clinched her second career title at the Linz Open in February and achieved semifinal appearances at the Stuttgart Open and the Birmingham Classic. Meanwhile, Shevchenko has been making his mark on the Challenger circuit, securing a couple of titles. Ranked World No. 86, he also reached the third round of the Madrid Open as a qualifier.
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