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Can you imagine a moment this special?!
Maria Sharapova hit her very first ball at a tennis court right there in Sochi, and she talked about it with Matt Lauer (below)! In fact, the town even painted a very special mural for the hometown girl!
And even if you’re not a Sharapova fan, Lauer’s ‘No-Shave Sochi’ beard is worth watching too! Ha!
The fifth highest ranked women's tennis player in the world also got to
Talk about feeling some pressure!
Maria Sharapova has won some of the most intense tennis matches you can imagine, but this took it to a whole other level.
Instead of playing in the U.S. Open (she withdrew last month due to a right shoulder bursitis), the leggy athlete was in the Caribbean for her Labor Day break, and decided to go paddleboarding.
What she didn’t plan on was a close encounter with a shark!
I really did not need to see a reef shark while paddle boarding at snail speed. #sharkweek is supposed to be over.
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) September 2, 2013
At least it was a friendly shark and there were no accidents!
Thank goodness, Maria lived to play in another tournament!
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Her agent recently confirmed that she will NOT be going with the name change, however, the timing still couldn't have been more perfect for the tennis superstar!
Maria made her way to the Big Apple yesterday to celebrate the one year anniversary of her line of sugary goodness, and while she was there she showed off some of the new treats that she has to offer!
Sugarpova just launched a new line of brightly colored accessories, such as bags, purses, and even jewelry that can be bought at Henri Bendel stores as well as their website!
And the best part about these goodies is they wont give you cavities! LOLz!
Ch-ch-check out more pics from Maria's big day (below)!
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Athletes make SOOO much money from their sponsors, that they essentially become walking billboards during big events and tournaments.
According to sources, the tennis superstar is looking into the possibility of a "quickie name change" and has already contacted the Florida Supreme Court about her interesting inquiry!
If everything goes according to plan, she'll be referred to as Maria Sugarpova for the duration of the U.S. Open and will change her name back as soon as the tournament is over!
Maria has poured a lot of money into her sweet business venture, so it makes sense that she would want to promote it any way she could. But we're not quite sure how we feel about her sugary name change!
What about U, readers?? What do U think??
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It's no secret that Maria Sharapova is one of the sexiest athletes on the planet, so when Shape magazine asked her and her bangin' bod to grace their cover, it wasn't really a surprise!
But how does she manage to always looks so amazing??
Well, Maria was nice enough to chat with us and give us some EXCLUSIVE insight on staying fit and what it was like to pose for Shape magazine!
The tennis superstar talked a little bit about getting ready for major tournaments, and she said it's all about getting in the right mindset:
"With any tournament it's about the preparation and being dedicated to practice and continuing to grow my game."
Alright, but what about those of us who probably won't be playing in the U.S. Open anytime soon? How do we get in shape??
She went on to say:
"Change up your workout routines but keep to your practice and training schedule."
Last but certainly not least, Maria talked a little bit about her cover shoot and getting a chance to show off her inner fashionista!
"Shape is about world of style meets sports so to be on the cover of the fall fashion issue is something that I’m thrilled to be a part of."
If there's anyone that knows about combining the world of fashion with the world of sports, it's Maria!!
And now that we have her tips on staying fit, we can get to work on getting our bodies in shape just like hers! Or at the very least we can try! LOLz!
For more pics from her Shape spread, look (below)!
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Aren’t rankings fun?! LOLz!
Every year athletes come and go, which means money within the sports changes around.
This year, we aren’t too shocked by who is number one, but what is surprising is who isn’t on this list, like Venus Williams!
It’s also crazy how many tennis players made the cut.
To see who is number one, check out the list (below)
When you think about it, The ESPYS are just like any other award show.
Except instead of actors and musicians, you have some of the best athletes in the entire world in attendance!
There was certainly no shortage of stars last night as some of the biggest names in sports made their way to the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles for the 20th Annual ESPY Awards!
And just because they're athletes does NOT mean they don't know how to work a red carpet!
Ch-ch-check out some of the attendees making their grand entrances (below)!
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