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Bogomolov engaged (to Harkleroad)

Deboogle!.
12-15-2003, 02:57 PM
Cute! but they're so young

Serving At Love: Harkleroad Engaged to Bogomolov
By Tennis Week
12/15/2003

Ashley Harkleroad has a new sparkle these days and has reason to smile: "Pebbles" has found her Bam Bam. The 18-year-old Harkleroad is engaged to boyfriend and fellow tennis pro Alex Bogomolov, Jr. of Miami. A happy Harkleroad, nicknamed "Pebbles" because she's from Flintstone, Georgia, visited the Orange Bowl sporting her diamond engagement ring that sparkled in the sunlight.

The 20-year-old Bogomolov, who was born in Moscow, and has lived in Miami for years, is named after his father, who was also a tennis pro. Bogomolov, Jr. and Harkleroad have known each other since their junior days.

The pair played mixed doubles together at the U.S. Open where they lost in the opening round to Chris Haggard and Eleni Daniilidou, 6-3, 7-6(6).

As a wild card ranked No. 101, Harkleroad upset three top 20 players — beating ninth-seeded Elena Bovina, 6-2, 6-2, in the second round, thrashing 11th-seeded Meghann Shaughnessy by the same score in the third round before upsetting ninth-seeded Daniela Hantuchova, 6-2, 6-1 — to reach the semifinals in Charleston where she fell to Justine Henin-Hardenne.

The blonde baseliner's performance at Charleston was a prelude of a victory to come over Hantuchova.

On kid's day at Roland Garros, the youthful Harkleroad came of age to edge the ninth-seeded Hantuchova, 7-6(2), 4-6, 9-7 in a dramatic duel that spanned more than three hours and stretched the nerves of both players.

Harkleroad is currently ranked No. 52, while Bogomolov, Jr. is ranked No. 115. Bogomolov played primarily on the Challenger circuit last season, winning Forest Hills, Tiburon and Leon

star
12-15-2003, 03:07 PM
They are very young for engagements, imo..... but it's always nice ot have a diamond. ;)

Havok
12-15-2003, 03:27 PM
:haha::haha::haha::haha:
i think they need eachother's paychecks to have one decent one:o

Deboogle!.
12-15-2003, 04:26 PM
awww Naldo! lol.... she's sponsored by Nike or something right? So she's gotta have some money lol

I just can't imagine being engaged at 18.... I had no clue what I wanted at 18 lol

but yes diamonds are nice ;)

Havok
12-15-2003, 06:06 PM
bunk, it's Nike we're talking about, they sign anyone/everyone:lol:

star
12-15-2003, 06:11 PM
Yeah, but Alex is an Adidas guy. :)

Deboogle!.
12-15-2003, 06:13 PM
uh oh athletic sponsorship politics LOL!! I'm pretty sure Ashley got a huge Nike contract though, I remember reading about it somewhere.

J. Corwin
12-15-2003, 06:20 PM
That's very sweet news. :)
A little on the young side, but it shouldn't matter if you've found your love. :)

Mr. Man
12-15-2003, 06:53 PM
Congrats Ash & Alex. :)

Tennis Fool
12-16-2003, 01:08 AM
But the question is...who will she be engaged to next year :devil:

star
12-16-2003, 01:12 AM
That's very sweet news. :)
A little on the young side, but it shouldn't matter if you've found your love. :)

I remember my first true love fondly. I was her age then. :)

JeLuliA88
12-16-2003, 07:49 AM
I doubt that relationship is going to last very long but having said that i hope they prove me wrong.

Ma. Estefania
12-16-2003, 09:53 PM
Wasn't he photographed some months ago with Anna K.? :confused: Ermm....well, never mind.

It's sort of crazy all this thing.... 18 and 20 years old? :eek:

Tricky_Forehand
12-17-2003, 08:31 AM
Wasn't he photographed some months ago with Anna K.? :confused: Ermm....well, never mind.

Bogie and Anna consider themselves to be cousins. They're not cousins by blood but Alex said they're so close that they just tell people that they're related.

Leo
12-21-2003, 02:46 AM
This is jaw-dropping stuff! I seriously can't believe it. Eeek, I hope it lasts.

trixy
12-21-2003, 02:51 AM
Congratualtions to both of them :) I hope it works out.

Experimentee
12-21-2003, 01:45 PM
I only just found out they were going out and now I find out they're engaged! :eek:
I think they are too young though, I would never get engaged so early :rolleyes:
Maybe they are planning one of those engagements that last for years. I dont think it'll last, considering she dated Roddick in recent years too :rolleyes:

Kiara
12-21-2003, 01:49 PM
erm just coz she dated Roddick doesnt mean that her marriage wont last.....

Kiara
12-21-2003, 01:49 PM
it just means that she has bad taste in men :lol:

Deboogle!.
12-21-2003, 02:00 PM
that was a few years ago, not recently..... when she was like 15 lol

Scotso
12-21-2003, 02:14 PM
18 isn't too young to be engaged. not all 18yos know what they want, but some do.

Experimentee
12-21-2003, 02:15 PM
The marriages of people who have bad taste in men usually dont last ;)
I consider 3 years ago recently, unless your relationships usually dont last that long :confused:

Deboogle!.
12-21-2003, 02:24 PM
I changed a lot from 15/16 to 18, and everyone I know did too (some became almost shadows of their former selves). My opinion is at that time in a girl's life, those two or three years are a long time, figuratively speaking.

Experimentee
12-21-2003, 02:42 PM
So you agree that those years are a time of change, so logically it would be too young to be considering something like marriage?

Action Jackson
12-21-2003, 02:54 PM
They won't get married.

Deboogle!.
12-21-2003, 04:10 PM
So you agree that those years are a time of change, so logically it would be too young to be considering something like marriage?

Yes I would agree... there was no way I would've been ready to get married at 18.... I didn't say they SHOULD get married, did I? lol