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Maria Kirilenko is Alex Ovechkin’s “queen”

Nov 30, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT

It’s still good to be Alex Ovechkin. The Capitals superstar might be struggling on the ice, but he’s doing just fine off it.

Ovechkin made it official this afternoon via Twitter – he’s dating Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko.

“Me and my girlfriend Maria….she is my queen!!!!,” Ovechkin tweeted, along with a picture of the two together.


The t-shirt was a nice touch.

Kirilenko, 24, is the WTA’s 28th-ranked singles player. According to her bio, she relaxes by reading books, watching movies, fishing and cooking. Here we see her bashing a two-handed backhand:

source: Getty Images

And here we see her serving:

source: Getty Images

She seems nice.

  1. rainyday56 - Nov 30, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    … and Ted Leonsis is Ovie’s b****.

  2. acieu - Nov 30, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    No wonder he has lost his shot his hockey stick is a little soft

    • sknut - Nov 30, 2011 at 4:27 PM

      +1000 for you my friend

  3. jakobetastic - Nov 30, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    He should probably be more worried about scoring goals then somebody being his queen.

  4. wethog66 - Nov 30, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Yeah, Alex, she could be my Queen too.

  5. sf49erguy - Nov 30, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    Hope she likes doing housework & cooking.. that dudes a caveman when it comes to women..

  6. dhudhwala - Nov 30, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Give her some credit. Seems as though he has parted his unibrow for her.

    • danphipps01 - Dec 1, 2011 at 2:29 AM

      Well done, sir, well done indeed.

    • dhudhwala - Dec 2, 2011 at 2:22 AM

      The guy who gave this a “thumbs down” most likely has a unibrow.

  7. govtminion - Nov 30, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Well, at least he’s scoring somewhere. Too bad it isn’t on the ice anymore…

    • danphipps01 - Dec 1, 2011 at 2:29 AM


  8. nhlbruins90 - Nov 30, 2011 at 10:50 PM

    That girl got muscles. Alex, do whatever she says or you might be on the wrong side of that backhand.

  9. treydogg97 - Dec 1, 2011 at 7:51 AM

    Maybe Semin or Artem wants to get in on this too? #kournikova

  10. namriverrat69 - Feb 5, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    In the first picture she looks like she could bench press Ovechkin.

    Kind of reminds me of the Cold War days when all the East German Olympic swimmers were built like defensive linemen.

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