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Should you’re acquainted with the aggressive world of tennis, there’s little question that you understand Maria Sharapova is an absolute powerhouse. An iconic world-class tennis champion, ranked #1 on the planet by the WTA 5 instances, Sharapova moved to the US at simply six years previous to pursue a tennis profession and rapidly rose to the highest at age 14. Sharapova gained the celebrated Wimbledon at age 17, which might make the primary of her 5 profession Grand Slam titles. Impressively, Sharapova was the seventh feminine participant within the open period to finish the profession Grand Slam and the primary feminine athlete to function the Russian delegation’s Olympic flag-bearer. To say Sharapova’s accomplishments as an athlete are inspiring is an understatement.
And whereas Sharapova’s tennis achievements are monumental, her profession off the court docket is simply as spectacular. From an early age, Sharapova gained beneficial expertise as a businesswoman via her varied sponsorships and endorsement offers with big-name manufacturers like Nike, Evian, and Porsche. In 2012, Sharapova launched into her enterprise outdoors of tennis (and a bit sweeter): Sugarpova, a premium confection line that includes vibrant flavors of goodies, truffles, and gummies, designed to be a much-deserved piece of indulgence. Then in 2017—sure, there may be extra, Sharapova grew to become a New York Occasions best-selling writer along with her inspiring autobiography, Unstoppable: My Life so Far. And in February of this yr, after 28 years of residing the rigorous lifetime of an expert athlete, Sharapova introduced her retirement in a first-person piece epublished in Vainness Honest and Vogue titled “Tennis—I’m Saying Goodbye.”
Sharapova’s amalgamation of beneficial life experiences has performed a major function in the place she is at present. She is now serving as a strategic investor and advisor in synergistic manufacturers like Supergoop!, Bala Bangles, Therabody, and Chief Athletic Officer to a brand new on-line training platform taught by skilled sports activities icons, The Abilities. Head to Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or anyplace else you pay attention to subscribe to Second Life and to hear about how Sharapova has utilized her previous studying experiences in each life and tennis to her profession now to assist strategically develop companies that share her identical passions.