Matthias Müller President and CEO, Porsche AG, with Maria Sharapova
STUTTGART (April 22,2013) Tennis megastar Maria Sharapova has taken on a new role: Effective immediately, the 26-year-old world class player will be representing the sports car manufacturer, Porsche AG, as brand ambassador. The cooperation is initially signed for three years and involves a global communications campaign. The athlete is already very familiar with the vehicles from Zuffenhausen: As last year’s winner of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Sharapova not only took home the prize money, but also a white 911 Carrera S Cabriolet.
Born in Russia and living in the United States, Sharapova has achieved victories at all four Grand Slam tournaments in women’s tennis and she was ranked number 1 for a total of 21 weeks.
“Maria Sharapova is an exceptional athlete. She combines top performance in her sports with elegance and power. These are precisely the qualities that are embroiled in our sports cars”, a...