2014: Linking Back

Here are some of the highlights of Maria’s year in links, just click each one to read the story.

January
Maria wins her first match since June 2013 in Brisbane after being off the tour due to a shoulder injury
In a intense match at the Australian Open, Maria defeats Karin Knapp in three hours and 28 minutes

February
Maria carries the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi
Sugarpova Launch at Pinkberry

April
Maria joins forces with Supergoop!
Launch of new Sugarpova flavorĀ ‘Speedy’ in Stuttgart
Maria wins her third straight Stuttgart title

May
Maria wins her first title in Madrid

June
Fifth Grand Slam title and second French Open win as Maria defeats Simona Halep in a final lasting just over three hours
Maria named the face of Avon Luck Fragrances for Him & Her
Sugarpova opens Candy Lounge at Wimbledon Village
Sugarpova & Pinkberry Selfridges Launch

July
Newsweek: Brand Sugarpova: How Maria Became the World’s Highest-Paid Female Athlete
2014 ESPYS

August
Maria the September cover star of SELF magazine
Porsche & NYC’s Fashion community celebrates Maria being named ambassador for FTBC!
Maria fronts The Edit, a magazine from online luxury fashion retailer, Net-A-Porter

September
Maria the second player to qualify for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore

October
Maria wins her fourth title of 2014 at the China Open in Beijing
Maria wins her final match of 2014 against Agnieszka Radwanksa at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals
Maria finishes the year number 2
Sugarpova Tokyo Launch