Maria Sharapova: Had no brand plans, was just doing things that I loved

Updated: 04 September, 2020 09:25 IST | A correspondent | Mumbai

Russian tennis beauty Maria Sharapova never intended to become a successful entrepreneur; being a champ in her sport was all she cared about

Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova

Former World No. 1 Maria Sharapova is a successful businesswoman, but the Russian tennis beauty has revealed that she never intended to become a brand.

Post retirement, Maria, 33, who has won five Grand Slam titles, invested her time and money into various business ventures besides her own candy company, Sugarpova. "Well, I never thought of it as creating a 'Maria Sharapova brand' — I was always doing things that I really loved. The bottom line is people determine who you are and what you are by the things that they read and see. When I woke up every morning, my priority was to become a champion at my sport," she was quoted as saying by

Maria recently signed a deal with a tech wellness firm where she will also be an advisory board member and consultant. In addition to that, she is also the co-owner of a sunscreen brand.

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First Published: 04 September, 2020 09:16 IST

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