Found April 23, 2013 on Onthegotennis:
PLAYERS: Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova has endorsement deals coming out her ears. Her talent, business sense, and recognisable image have led to Maria signing contract after contract. Yet her latest deal with German car manufacturer Porsche is perhaps a testiment to Maria's looks more than any of her other qualities. With men making up 88% of 911 buyers, it makes sense that Porsche chose to sign an attractive, successful lady as their first ever global endorser in order to convince more men that Porsche is the right choice for their mid-life crisis car. Perhaps I'm being skeptical though. It's entirely possible that Porsche have chosen Maria based on her ability to attract female fans with her dorky sense of humour, impeccable taste in fashion and glass ceiling smashing ways. Regardless, she looked absolutely gorgeous when she launched the partnership with this glamourous photoshoot.

Sharapova reaches Porsche GP semis

Top-seeded Maria Sharapova got through another tough test in outlasting Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Porsche Grand Prix. Sharapova, the defending champion, needed more than three hours to overcome Lucie Safarova a day earlier. This one was an hour shorter but perhaps just as intense. ''It was hard to get my body going, I need...

Maria Sharapova Named Porsche Brand Ambassador

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...

Maria Sharapova reaches deal with Porsche to become their first global endorser

Maria Sharapova and Porsche have reportedly agreed to a three-year deal that will make the Thigh Goddess the German car maker's first global endorser: German car maker Porsche on Monday made what some might consider to be a surprising announcement. It's first global endorser would be a woman. The brand, which is dominated by male buyers, chose tennis player Maria...

Porsche Hires Maria Sharapova To Model Cars

Get ready to start seeing Maria Sharapova Porsche commercials during tennis tournaments. The Russian world #2 has sig…

Sharapova Survives Safarova in Three Hour Battle in Stuttgart

By Tumaini Carayol   (April 25, 2013) Wednesday afternoon, Maria Sharapova could be found in the Porsche Arena, practicing on court two. Pitted against a young male German junior, the French Open champion was in devastating form.   A brief set of points saw the Russian so dominant over her opponent that coach Tomas Hogstedt [...]

Porsche makes Maria Sharapova new global ambassador

WTA Stuttgart Gallery: Opening Ceremony, Practice Sessions and More

STUTTGART (April 22, 2013) — The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix officially kicked off today with the Opening Ceremonies on center court featuring top seeds like Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic among others. The last of the singles qualifying matches finished up, with notables Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Nastassja Burnett, Mirjana Lucic...

What to Watch in the WTA This Week: Stuttgart and Marrakech Previews

After a weekend filled with Fed Cup, the ladies of the WTA dig into the clay for the first time this year with a prestigious event in Stuttgart that features most of the top ten.  In North Africa, meanwhile, a smaller International tournament attracts a group of clay specialists and younger stars. Stuttgart: Top half:  As Maria Sharapova once said, you never can have too many Porsches...
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