When Maria Sharapova introduced her candy line, Sugarpova, I honestly wondered if it would be one of those athlete pet projects that fizzles out before it has a chance to get started. But Masha has poured time and effort into promoting Sugarpova. Despite only being sold at exclusive stores and not yet being launched in every continental market, the candy line has taken off, selling almost 2 million packages the first year. To celebrate the one year anniversary she introduced the Sugarpova Accessory Collection at Henri Bendel in New York City.
As for the story circulating that Masha was seeking to temporarily change her name to Maria Sugarpova for the two weeks of the 2013 US Open, her agent says that idea has been abandoned. That’s probably a good idea, since there were some in the media debating whether something like that was beneath Masha’s level of accomplishment as an athlete.
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