Maria Sharapova made a particular look on the 2022 US Open this week and even engaged in a little bit of commentary within the ESPN sales space. Sharapova additionally spent some useful time with tennis legend Billie Jean King, who gifted Sharapova an autographed memento for her son Theo.
Sharapova joined one other tennis nice, Chris Evert, within the ESPN sales space, in addition to posing for an image with well-known actor Lin Manuel Miranda. She took to Instagram later to put up footage and quick movies of her journey to Flushing Meadows.
“Legend. Bringing again Theo a memento from the US Open,” Maria Sharapova wrote in her Instagram tales, tagging Billie Jean King.
The memento was a small-sized Billie Jean King figurine signed by the American nice herself.
The grounds of the Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Heart characteristic a particular plaque with King’s well-known phrases – “Stress is a privilege.” Sharpova posed with King in entrance of that very plaque and lauded King for uplifting gamers with that message.
“You taught us properly, Billie Jean King,” Sharapova wrote on the identical.
The 2006 US Open champion additionally walked via the gamers’ tunnel inside Arthur Ashe Stadium together with King. The previous Russian tennis famous person gave start to her and fiance Alexander Gilkes’ son Theo simply a few months in the past. She has been energetic on social media since then with updates on her restoration put up childbirth and just lately returning to work.
Ever since her retirement from tennis in 2020, Sharapova has been an energetic participant in her numerous enterprise ventures. She owns a model referred to as Sugarpova, which has turn out to be a profitable sweets and sweet enterprise over the previous couple of years. In 2018, she additionally launched a program via which she mentors feminine entrepreneurs.
“Wonderful to see Serena’s run” – Maria Sharapova on Serena Williams
Maria Sharapova joined the ESPN commentary sales space through the 2022 US Open semifinal between Caroline Garcia and Ons Jabeur on Thursday. Throughout her look, Sharapova spoke about Serena Williams’ farewell run on the US Open this yr.
She made an fascinating revelation concerning a dialog along with her nice rival Williams final yr, the place Sharapova inspired Williams to make a comeback on the tour.
“We spoke about it on the internet final yr throughout this time of yr and I mentioned no disrespect to this era however you’re so a lot better and it’s good to go on the market, so I’m glad that she had an opportunity right here,” Sharapova mentioned on the identical.
“It was superb to see Serena’s run and the glory and the gracious tenacity as she carried via to the tip of her profession,” she added.
The Sharapova-Williams rivalry was one of the famed rivalries through the earlier 20 years. Maria Sharapova gained her maiden Grand Slam title as a 17-year-old by gorgeous Williams to clinch the 2004 Wimbledon title. Nonetheless, Williams has gained 20 of the 22 profession matches performed between the 2 gamers.