Daily Mail: Woman With Drive 1st Birthday
She's been training in Melbourne this week to prepare for
an upcoming game, but tennis champ Maria Sharapova still had time
to slip into a dress and heels for a glamorous event.
Sharapova attended the Porsche Women In Drive event in
Melbourne yesterday in a monochrome summer frock and black
To make her feel more at home, the event did have a
miniature tennis court for the athlete to play around
The 26-year-old Russian native arrived in Melbourne after
losing the Brisbane International final to Serena
Maria had not played since August before the Brisbane
game, due to a shoulder injury.
But she's preparing to get back into the hot seat in the
2014 Australian Open, which kicks off on Monday.
Also at the Porsche event was Australian TV presenter
Sonia Kruger, who looked elegant in a below-the-knee black
Despite her shoulder injury set back, Maria was named on
Forbes Magazines list of business-savvy sports figures for
She was named the biggest-earning female athlete in the
world with a $29 million income from mid-2013 to
Porsche is one of her sponsors that is responsible for her
bank balance, as is her other big sponser, Nike.
She also launched a confectionery range in 2013, named
Sugarpova sweets, which raked in $6 million for the
Sharapova is currently ranked World No. 3 by the Women's