Maria holds up Bimbo soccer jersey.
Standing alongside Vera Zvonareva, Maria Sharapova was spotted at a promotional event held in Monterey, Mexico earlier this month. During her stay in the country, Maria played her only exhibition match of the off-season against Zvonareva, which was held in Monterey’s new indoor Arena.
Judging by the washed-up game she brings to the tennis court against all the new female talent out there, you’d think Maria Sharapova was a greedy 30-something desperately trying to extend her career in order to make a few extra bucks, but sadly that’s not the case. Believe it or not, but she’s only 23 and currently ranked 18th. Maria was booted out in the first round of the final two tournaments this year, so let’s hope she can turn it around in 2011.
She’s not only losing tournaments. A couple days back, she ended her 10-year sponsorship agreement with racket manufacturer Prince Sports. I guess they didn’t feel she was bankable anymore b/c you don’t hear much about tennis racket sponsorships fizzling out pre-retirement for a such a big name. Don’t feel too bad for Maria b/c she iced a eight years, $70 million deal w/ Nike earlier this January, so I’m sure she & Sasha won’t be going hungry anytime soon.
Off the court, Maria’s currently engaged to New Jersey Nets guard Sasha Vujačić, so yeah, he’s the bastard who gets to have Maria Sharapova’s long legs wrapped around him. Bastaaaaard!!View All Photos ›