Sunday morning, superstar tennis player Maria Sharapova and fiancée, basketball player Sasha Vujacic were spotted at the Le Pain Quotidien restaurant in Manhattan Beach, California.
The Russian born Sharapova is currently ranked fifth in the world by the WTA and is the owner of three Grand Slam titles (Wimbledon ’04, US Open ’06 & Australian Open ’08). She has put together a strong 2011, reaching the semifinals of the French Open and finishing runner-up at Wimbledon.
After spending six full seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and splitting the 2010-11 campaign between the Lakers and New Jersey Nets, Vujacic has signed a contract to play in Turkey next season. He won two NBA Championships (2009, 2010) during his time with the Purple & Gold.
The couple became engaged last fall, when Vujacic proposed to Sharapova at his Manhattan Beach home.
Manhattan Beach is a popular place of residence for Los Angeles based athletes, due to being a picturesque beach community and because of its proximity to the Lakers’ and Los Angeles Kings’ practice facility, the Toyota Center, located a 10 minute drive away in El Segundo.
Sharapova and Vujacic appeared to be taking part in a lazy Sunday, along with the other patrons at this indoor/outdoor organic restaurant chain.
The pair was casually dressed, fitting in very easily with their surroundings. The sunglass wearing duo stood tall above their fellow brunch seekers.