Not many enjoy a run-in with cops. But World No 3 tennis star Maria Sharapova recently revealed her pleasant surprise after an amusing encounter with the men in uniform.
The pretty Russian was out on an early morning drive through the German city of Dusseldorf when she was asked by a police vehicle to pull over.
As it turned out, and to her relief, she had not committed any traffic violation and was instead stopped by the cops simply because they wanted to get their picture clicked alongside the good-looking tennis ace. The twenty-eight-year-old later, wrote about the incident on social media.
She even posted a picture hugging a cop (left) on Twitter with the message: "When the police stops you at 7 am on the street, only to ask for a picture. #relievedsmile."
The five-time Grand Slam-winning former World No 1 has been sidelined for most part of the year due to injury. She had to recently withdraw from the Wuhan Open last week — her first match in three months — due to an arm injury.