Stanislas Wawrinka split up with fellow Tennis star Donna Vekic in 2019 – has he been single since then or is he dating anyone?
Stan Wawrinka had been in a relationship with women’s Tennis star Donna Vekic after divorcing his former wife Ilham Vuilloud in 2019. Wawrinka and the rising female star, Vekic were pictured together several times over the years before they broke up ahead of the 2019 French Open.
Ever since Wawrinka broke up with Vekic, his love life has been a subject of speculation and there have been several rumours going around which are not true. Wawrinka is single currently and he has publicly denied the “baseless” rumours about his relationship status.
Wawrinka and Vekic’s relationship had been in the limelight for some time since Stan Wawrinka divorced his wife Ilham Vuilloud before he started dating Donna.
Though the reasons for their breakup are not clear, it is rumoured that their hectic tennis schedules were one of the reasons for their breakup since they were both a little too focused on their careers. When it comes to Vekic, she was previously linked with Thanasi Kokkinakis after it was made public by Nick Kyrgios during a famous match against Wawrinka. However, even Vekic is reportedly single since splitting up with Wawrinka.
Who is Stanislas Wawrinka’s ex-girlfriend Donna Vekic?
Donna Vekić is a Croatian professional tennis player. She has won three singles titles on the WTA Tour: the 2014 Malaysian Open, the 2017 Nottingham Open, and the 2021 Courmayeur Ladies Open. She has also won five singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF Circuit. Her best performance at a Grand Slam singles event was reaching the quarterfinals at the 2019 US Open. On 4 November 2019, she achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 19.
Vekic was born on June 28, 1996, to her parents Igor Vekic and Brankica Vekic in the city of Osijek, Croatia, a year after the end of the Croatian war. Her father, Igor was a footballer and played in Croatia while her mother Barnkica was an athlete running in 100m, 200m and 400m hurdles. She also has a younger brother, Bruno who is also a footballer. Coming from a sporting family, a six-year-old Donna was an aspiring gymnast but she suffered an ankle injury during one of her practices. She subsequently took up tennis and fell in love with the sport.
What do we know about Stan Wawrinka’s relationship history?
Stan Wawrinka’s first reported relationship was with his former wife. He began dating his ex-wife, Ilham Vuilloud, a Swiss television presenter and former fashion model back in 2009. The couple lived together in Lausanne for a number of months before getting officially married in December 2009. Vuilloud gave birth to their daughter – Alexis Wawrinka in 2010 but the couple separated just a year later. They later reconciled and things seemed to have gotten better for a brief period but it didn’t work out eventually and they officially divorced each other in 2015.
Soon after divorcing his wife, Wawrinka started dating Donna Vekic. Their relationship status was revealed publicly after Nick Kyrgios taunted Wawrinka over it during a match at Montreal, linking Vekic and his good friend Thanasi Kokkinakis. The Australian was subsequently fined and given a suspended ban for his comments. Wawrinka and Vekic dated for four years until their separation in 2019. Since then, Wawrinka and Vekic haven’t been in any other relationships and are currently single.
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