It was the first day of Maria’s inaugural ‘Maria Sharapova & Friends presented by Porsche’ sports and entertainment event at the UCLA Tennis Center in Los Angeles.
Maria played the WTA rising star Madison Keys in a singles match and won 6-7(5) 6-1 11-9. In the super tie-break, Maria was up 8-4 but Keys came back and had a match point but Maria prevailed by taking it 11-9. Maria also played in a celebrity doubles match with Chelsea Handler and they defeated Andy Roddick and Will Arnett 3-1.
Day 2 highlights include Maria teaming up with Kei Nishikori in a mixed doubles match and will team up with Chelsea Handler in a celebrity doubles match. Nishikori will take on Jack Sock and Shelby Rogers will play Sloane Stephens. TV Coverage will be provided by The Tennis Channel and you can join in the fun on Twitter with #MariaAndFriends
A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the Maria Sharapova Foundation.
Here are some highlights on social media: