NEW YORK — It was quite a news conference by Maria Sharapova after her 6-2, 6-2 first-round U.S. Open win Monday over Melinda Czink.
Sharapova detailed how she had battled a stomach virus after the Olympics. She had tests done because she was in so much stomach pain. “Because of the pain I was having,” Sharapova said. “It was really weird. They told me I was fine, not pregnant. I’m like, ‘Can I get my money back?’ ”
And there was a rumor Sharapova denied. There had been talk that she was going to marry her fiance, former Los Angeles Laker Sasha Vujacic, in November in Istanbul. Vujacic has been playing pro basketball in Turkey.
“I don’t have a wedding coming up in November,” she said. “That’s not true. I’m definitely not getting married in Istanbul in November. I’m surprised anyone believed that.”