As a fan of Maria Sharapova, I acutely feel her absence at Roland Garros 2016. Masha is a 2-time champion in Paris. Whether she ever has a chance to compete there or anywhere again is still yet to be determined. From my point of view, I Stand With Maria (#IStandWithMaria). While she awaits her day to present her case for reinstatement, Sharapova has not been idle. On May 24th, with Roland Garros underway, Masha attended the 2016 Chicago Sweets & Snacks Expo to promote her line of candies, Sugarpova. Was Masha sending a message wearing a shirt with similar stripes to the shirt she wore at Roland Garros 2015, with an image of the Eiffel Tower and a message reading Back In Five Minutes? Curiously optimistic as well as a bit cheeky on her part. In all objectivity, fandom aside, I have tried several varieties of Sugarpova and they are very good. But as tasty as her candies might be, it’s on the court that I want to see Sharapova, not at a trade expo. Hopefully, it will not be too long before we all find out her fate as a player.
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