Tennis Star Couple Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas Split After 1 Year: 'It's Not Easy'

Sometimes "you meet the right person but maybe in the wrong moment," Badosa said

<p>Rich Polk/Getty Images for AYS Sports Marketing</p> Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas

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Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas

It’s the end of the road for tennis couple Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Badosa, 26, recently confirmed the pair have ended their relationship after dating for the past year, and opened up for the first time about the breakup in an interview with

“When we were great, the relationship was great. Other times, we have our own careers, our own things, and sometimes it’s better to separate ways,” she said.

“This reminds me a lot of the story of Maria [Sharapova] and Grigor [Dimitrov], where you meet the right person but maybe in the wrong moment. It’s a little bit like this,” Badosa added.

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<p>Robert Prange/Getty</p> Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas

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Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas

Badosa went more in-depth about the end of her relationship with Tsitsipas, 25, in a post on her Instagram Story on May 5. “It’s not easy when we started a relationship being so public. It’s like you have to finish it the same way. We have a great relationship between us. He’s a great guy and I wish him the best. I know that it’s the same on his side," the post read.

“I have so much support from everyone: my family, my team, my friends. I even feel support from his team and his family. They’ve all been very supportive of both of us. In the end, it was nothing bad that happened. It’s just life,” the post continued.

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“I know we’ll keep seeing each other on tour, and you never know what will happen in the future,” Badosa wrote.

The former couple’s romance was initially revealed on day three of Wimbledon last year. While interviewing Tsitsipas, BBC presenter Karthi Gnanasegaram referred to Badosa as Tsitsipas’s girlfriend, to which he didn’t offer a correction.

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