It is April 19 today which means only one thing… MARIA’S BIRTHDAY. Today, Maria turns 30 and we wish her all the best. Lots of love, health, hapinness, joy, success; may this year be a good one. The last year was full of obstacles and waiting, counting the days to Maria’s comeback. Hopefully, this one will be full of beautiful memories, many victories and tennis matches we all have been waiting for. Happy Birthday! 🙂
“Unstoppable: My Life So Far” is the title of Maria’s autobiography which will be published on September 12, 2017. However, the the book is already available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble’s online bookstore in 4 formats: the hardcover, audiobook, NOOK book and Kindle. Barnes & Noble’s is also selling the signed version of the book, although right now it is Temporarily Out of Stock according to the website. But what is truly amazing… without any promotion, thanks to the fans who are pre-ordering Unstoppable, the book already got to number 1 at B&N Top 100: Book Bestsellers list.
Written by Maria Sharapova and Rich Cohen
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 09/12/2017
The scans of the latest issue of the UK Times Magazine have been added to the gallery. Not only Maria is on the cover of the magazine, but inside there is a quite long article (interview) and 2 new photographs shot for Times. Plus, the article is also available online at The Times website.
Maria Sharapova was one of the biggest stars in tennis – until she was suspended from the game for failing a drug test. Fifteen months on, she’s making her comeback. Not everybody is happy about it. The sport’s most controversial player talks to Richard Evans. On one of those cloudless Californian mornings of legend, the courts at the Manhattan Country Club, Los Angeles, are full of women hitting tennis balls with, shall we say, varying degrees of skill. Yet, up in the corner of the complex, on Court 18, there is a different sound. The rhythmical thwack of a ball coming off the strings at speeds of more than 70mph, time after time. It is a different kind of tennis. Continue reading.
One more magazine which features Maria in its latest issue: the Russian edition of Marie Claire. The pictures of all 3 pages are in the gallery.
Not only Vanity Fair, but also Vogue features Maria in its April issue! This time, the article is in English written by Jonathan van Meter and includes an interview with Maria mapping her ﬁfteen-month suspension, what happened and what comes next. There is also a stunning shot of Maria in the magazine which was taken by Annie Leibovitz.
I would not have taken Maria Sharapova for a tea person. But here we are, standing in her kitchen parsing the finer points of grated ginger and stainless-steel infusers. I don’t even drink tea, but we both have rotten colds, so Sharapova has conjured the most delicious hot beverage I’ve ever tasted in a teapot made entirely of glass. The elixir is electric greenish-yellow—the color of a tennis ball—and one of the only splashes of color in the pristine white-and-gray Minimalist house that Sharapova spent three years building in Manhattan Beach, California. Continue reading
Maria is gracing the cover of the Vanity Fair magazine, more specifically its Spanish version issue April 2017. Besides a beautiful new photoshoot done for the magazine, there is also an article about Maria inside. Unfortunately, I do not speak Spanish at all so I have no idea what it talks about, however, if I find the translations somehow I’ll definitely share it here. For now (if you’re Spanish is not good enough), enjoy at least the gorgeous pictures!
From the trade fair in Germany, Maria flew straight into Russia, Moscow to continue her promotion of the Sugarpova new products (they are listed in the previous article). This time, the “press tour” was a bit longer, not only did Maria her signing session in Moscow, but she also gave quite few interviews and visited the Russian talk show. Unfortunately, I don’t understand Russian well enough to be able to summarize the interviews , but I still listed all the videos I could find here in the article for you to watch. And as usually, the pictures are in the gallery – this time about 40 of them!