SANTA MONICA BEACH - Tennis great Maria Sharapova was reportedly seen walking hand in hand down the Santa Monica Pier with Derek Hough of Dancing With The Stars fame.
The two were later spotted below the pier engaged in a sensuous embrace.
The 6-foot-2-inch tall Sharapova has recently had her share of bad luck in regards to her tennis game.
Last month she received a warning regarding her extremely loud on court grunting.
A decibel monitoring device recorded her grunts hitting 101 decibels or the sound equivalent of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle.
The 26-year-old Russian native was told that she must reduce the decibel level down to at least 90 or run the risk of forfeiting any matches she plays in.
Sharapova has truly been devastated by this decision from the U.S. Tennis Board.
Luckily for her Derek Hough, 28, came along at the right time because he has been there for her lending the tennis great both of his dancing shoulders among other choice body parts.
Derek has taught Maria how to dance the mambo, the rumba, and the salsa, and she has taught him how to lob like a crazed banshee.
He says that he is going to talk to Dancing With The Stars co-host Tom Bergeron about getting her into the next season's dance group.
SIDENOTE: Derek said that he and Maria have a lot in common including a love for Russian music, a fondness for sitting underneath the Santa Monica Pier, and an addiction to Puffy Tacos.