Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sharapova's Road to Wimbledon

Maria Sharapova hasn't played any tournament after her historic victory at the French Open. Just like French Open men's champion Rafa Nadal, she took some time off to visit friends and to work on her own projects, like the Sugarpova brand. Here are some of world Nº1 moments ahead of the Wimbledon Championships.

Visit to Juan Carlos Ferrero tennis academy and Sugarpova candy factory

Juan Carlos Ferrero and Nicolas Almagro with Masha at the Equelite Sport Academy (Photo credit: Equelite)

Practice, practice, practice 

Images via Wimbledon's Facebook Page

Exhibition match with Varvara Lepchenko at the Hurlingham Club, London

Photo: Lepchenko's Twitter

Sponsor time!

Evian teaser for Wimbledon's ticket contest. (Contest is valid until Monday, 25 June. Visit Twitter @evian_uk for more information): 

Evian ad for Wimby 2012

Heading to practice with the new HEAD bag (Photos: Wimbledon FB and website)
Interview, sponsored by Evian, in which "Masha" explains why Wimbledon is so special.

Party Time!
Pre-Wimby Party...Masha steals the spotlight!

Living like a "commoner"

On Friday (22 June), London was hit by a major bus drivers strike over demands for an Olympic bonus. Maria Sharapova somehow managed to find a bus sooner than a taxi! She posted on Facebook: "It took me way too many years to get on that red double decker English bus, but I finally made it! Well the truth is, I was looking for a black cab and somehow ended up here. Fun fun!!"

Wimbledon Championships
First Match - Monday, 25 June

Maria will play her Wimbledon first round match against world no.133 Australia's Anastasia Rodionova. Match is the second of the day on Centre Court. Schedule of play begins at 1.00 PM London time (2.00 PM CET, 8.00 AM ET & 5.00 AM PT).

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