A tall woman holding a racket smiles under a sunny, cloudless sky. It is the former “Queen of Tennis” Maria Sharapova (34, Russia), who announced her retirement in February 2008.
Sharapova, the fairy, updated her Instagram on October 17. She posted a photo of herself standing on a tennis court wearing a form-fitting T-shirt. In her right hand, she is holding a racket trimmed in pink, and in her left hand, she is holding a tennis ball. Fans all over the world commented on the overwhelming presence of the former world champion.
“Our fairy is eternal.
“Her belly is too cute!
“Maria looks good on a tennis court.”
Her fiancé has deep ties to the British royal family.
The photo shoot probably took place near the home where she lives with her fiancé. Sharapova’s face shows her happiness.
” Sharapova’s partner is Alexander Gilkes, 42, a businessman and millionaire. They announced their engagement in December last year. Mr. Gilkes is more than just a wealthy man. He has close ties to the British royal family.
His alma mater is Eton College, the most prestigious school in the U.K., and he is a friend of Prince William and Prince Henry, who graduated from the school. She also attended the weddings of both princes, and Princess Eugenie worked at the online auction house Paddle8, which she co-founded in 2011 and which has recorded sales of over 14.3 billion yen.
Sharapova and her partner, Gilkes, are likely to be active in the business world in the future. Mr. Gilkes co-founded a new company called “Squared Circles”. Sharapova’s name is also on the board of advisors.
“Sharapova has been a blossoming business talent since she was an active player. In 2012, she founded the sweets brand Sugapova, with annual sales of over 2.1 billion yen.
Even after her retirement, the “Russian Fairy” is attracting attention from all over the world. She seems to be leading a fulfilling life both in public and private life.