Ovi is rooting for his girlfriend Maria at the Kremlin Cup:
Maria Kirilenko, Nadia Petrova vs. Carolina Plishkova, Christina Plishkova - 6:4, 4:6, 1:0 (11:9). Photos: Nikita Uspensky, "SE".
MOSCOW, October 17 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Maria Kirilenko confessed Wednesday that seeing her boyfriend Alex Ovechkin in the stands spurred her on to victory at the Kremlin Cup. The world No. 16 reached the second round of the singles and quarterfinal of the doubles on Wednesday, all under the gaze of the Washington Capitals star.
“Of course I’m happy that my boyfriend comes and supports me," said Kirilenko. "It boosts my emotions.”