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Maria Sharapova is one of those rare athletes who transend her sport. Her personality, business sense, passion for fashion and, yes, good looks have helped make her one of the most recognisable names in sport today. Despite winning a career Grand Slam and having multiple business ventures, including a design gig with Colette Haan, Maria still felt she wanted to do something more. She wanted something that was entirely her own. Hence, Sugarpova was born, celebrating Maria's sweet tooth and love of candy. Far from a girl who adheres to a strict gluten-free, sugar-free diet, Maria admits she always wants something sweet when she gets off the court and felt the world was lacking quality gummy candy. Today she brought the twelve flavours of Sugarpova to Australia, and I was lucky enough to attend the launch.
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Sugarpova, Maria Sharapova's candy line launched in August, has been tremendously successful, with forecasts predicting 1 million bags will be sold in the first year.
Maria Sharapova has about a bajillion dollars in tennis tournament earnings and endorsement deals, but that hasn't stopped her from earning even more money in the always lucrative candy business.
Sharapova's candy line, the aptly named "Sugarpova," was released in August. She celebrated that release by playing beer pong with Jimmy Fallon , and her next celebration...
With all the talk about Serena Williams extending her streak of Grand Slam titles to three - another Serena Slam in the making - Maria Sharapova has another Williams on her mind ahead of the Australian Open: Venus.
While Serena and top-seeded and defending champion Victoria Azarenka feature in the top half of the draw, and could meet in the semifinals, No. 2 Sharapova would play...
By Romi Cvitkovic
“Who is David Koma?” you ask.
If you are a tennis buff, he may be as foreign to you as the idea of Caroline Wozniacki winning a Slam. But fashion aficionados have known about this 25-year-old Georgian born London based fashion designer’s transcending style for a while now.
Koma has only been around the fashion elite for a couple of years but he has surely...
Maria Sharapova in practice ahead of the Australian Open
By James Crabtree
January 12, 2013 — A busy day at Melbourne Park and the main draw hasn’t even started yet.
The morning consisted of half the venue being taken over by a Kids Tennis Day extravaganza. Hordes of families took over the venue for half the day for a free event where kids of all ages partook in tennis activities...
(January 12, 2013) A look at some of the questions and answers from the Saturday news conferences before the Australian Open begins. They include Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Roger Federer, Sam Stosur, Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray.
Q. What are your thoughts on the Australians, like Bernard Tomic?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I believe their chances...