Maria Kirilenko is Alex Ovechkin’s “queen”


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:

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And here we see her serving:

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She seems nice.