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“Wanted to be the One in the Front”: Maria Sharapova Reveals her Deep-Rooted Relation with Entrepreneurship

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Former World No.1 Maria Sharapova may have retired from tennis, but she is doing really well in her second innings. As a successful entrepreneur, she runs her candy franchise ‘Sugarpova’ whose revenue is worth millions.

 

 

Read also:WATCH: When Maria Sharapova Scared F1 Legend Mark Webber While Driving A Porsche

 

 

Maria Sharapova Launches Sugarpova At Kingdom Of Sweets

There are endless tales about how she became a businesswoman. However, fans hardly know her journey and what inspired her to open her own business. In a recent interview, Sharapova revealed that she always wanted to start her own business after working with some big brands.

 

 

 

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“In 2012, I decided to start my own candy company called Sugarpova. I’ve had a sweet tooth ever since I was a very young girl, and I still very much do. After being a small part of many big brands, I wanted to be the one in the front office making decisions,” said the five-time Grand Slam champion.

 

 

 

Read also:“Pinch Myself Daily for the Timing of That Decision”: Maria Sharapova Reflects on the Brilliance in 2020 Amid Harsh Realities

 

Sharapova also believed that working with brands and creating one’s own brand were very different things. She even talked about the challenges she faced while starting her candy company.

 

 

“When you are in charge of your own business, it’s a completely different ballgame. You’re in charge of the distribution. You’re in charge of the creative. Yes, you’re in charge of the people you hire, and I really wanted to make that step,” added the former American player.

 

Read also:Incased You Missed it: Queen Maria Sharapova DIshes Out Advice.

 

“I like to invest in companies”- Maria Sharapova

Apart from the role in her business, Sharapova also highlighted that she loved to invest in some of the big brands as well.

“I like to invest in companies that I’m personally passionate about. I invested in Supergoop, a sunscreen brand that I’ve loved for many years. And, I invested in the UFC because I saw its potential worldwide,” continued the former World No.1.

 

 

 

Sharapova clearly has grown from a tennis player to a businesswoman and now to an investor. However, she emphasized that she still had a lot to accomplish.

 

 

 

“I had a very singular path in my life towards becoming a successful athlete. I wanted to achieve big things, I had big goals, and I still think there’s more to achieve on and off-the-court,” concluded Sharapova.

 

 

 

Sharapova surely has a long way to go in her business. However, fans love to visit her candy shops and purchase sweets from there. It’s surely because of her determined character that Sharapova has successfully established a candy empire today.

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Daddy duties! Roger Federer pushes a stroller as he takes his TWO sets of twins out for the day in Brisbane

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He’s widely considered the world’s finest tennis player with a string of Grand Slam titles under his belt.

But Roger Federer was like any other father as he doted on his brood on Saturday, pushing his youngest son in a stroller as he took his two sets of twins out in Brisbane.

The 34-year-old cut a low-key figure as he enjoyed a stroll with his children, keeping his face hidden beneath some sunglasses and a hat.

His six-year-old twin daughters, Charlene and Myla, held on to each of their brother’s strollers.

The family was joined by a female companion who pushed along the other boy’s pram.

It is not known whether Mirka, the children’s mother and Roger’s wife of six years, was in the city at the time

Roger is preparing to take part in the Brisbane International, with the former Wimbledon champion among players to participate in the Men’s Singles category.

On Sunday he will be among stars to entertain children at the tournament’s kids’ day.

Federer and his wife welcomed their youngest sons, Lenny and Leo, in 2014. At the time the World Number Three took to Twitter to share the happy news.

‘Mirka and I are so incredibly happy to share that Leo and Lenny were born this evening!’ he said, adding the hashtags ‘twins again’ and ‘miracle’.

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Becky Lynch Drives Lana To Tears In Video

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The ravishing Russian, Lana had strong words of praise for ‘The Man’ Becky Lynch during a recent interview with TalkSport.

 

 

During the interview, Lana discussed how the former WWE Raw Women’s Champion moved her to tears and how she helped Lana during their time together in the WWE.

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She told the outlet: “Becky has helped me a lot. That would be someone that probably people don’t know about because of characters, storylines etc. But man, I have learned so much from Becky! I think partly, before The Man started, at live events she would be in the match and taking heat and I would be learning from her. She was so tough on me. But man, if she wasn’t tough, I wouldn’t be where I am right now. She was so tough [laughs] she would always be like ‘toughen up!’ and this and that.

Lana continued: “And now, I get texts from her saying ‘I’m so proud of you.’ She texts me every single week. I’m so thankful for that because when this whole pandemic started, I remember being so discouraged and I remember her telling me ‘you’re so strong. You’re such a strong woman. Now you’ve got to be who you are. Keep on carrying this, keep working hard, harder than anyone else so we can bring the people back that we love so much’ – and I remember those words [begins to cry].

Lana concluded: “I’m sorry. I just remember when she was like ‘you’ve got to be the strong woman that you are’ – those words helped me not to give up, you know? Hearing Becky say that about me. Every single day I start my morning like ‘I’m strong, I’m resilient I’m durable – I’m going to keep going.’ I just think it’s so important the words that we use to people and that’s such a great example of Becky giving me hope. Her texts and guidance every single week is just… I’m so thankful.

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Coach’s bombshell theory on Serena Williams retirement

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Serena Williams is not done with tennis and won’t retire from the sport until she wins another grand slam, according to her coach.

 

 

Speculation has swirled over the last week that this year’s Australian Open campaign was Williams’ last, and that her retirement from the sport was imminent.

Serena waved a long and emotional goodbye to fans at Melbourne Park after being eliminated by eventual champion Naomi Osaka in the semi-finals, before leaving her press conference in tears a short time later.

Many tennis fans and experts took it as a sign that the 39-year-old was on the verge of announcing her retirement from the sport, something the American insisted she wouldn’t reveal even if she was.

Commentator Sam Smith said she’d never seen Williams break down like she did in her press conference and insisted that “she won’t be back” to Melbourne Park.

However, the 23-time grand slam champion’s coach Patrick Mouratoglou has offered Aussie tennis fans a glimmer of hope that the popular champion will return.

Mouratoglou – who has coached Williams since 2012 – says he can’t see the 39-year-old calling time on her career until she wins that elusive 24th major title to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record.

“I don’t think she will stop until she at least wins a grand slam, because she came back to win Grand Slams,” Mouratoglou told People, referring to the American’s comeback after giving birth to daughter Alexis in 2017.

“She doesn’t quit,” he added.

Serena’s coach says he understands why the American – who turns 40 later this year – would be loathe to contemplate, let alone discuss retirement from a sport she has dedicated her whole life to.

‘Dedicated all her life to tennis’
“I don’t think she planned [retirement] for this certain moment. She’s dedicated all her life to tennis since she was a kid,” Mouratoglou says.

“So the day she will retire, she will feel like she’s giving an end to 40 years of a life.”

“It’s something that is difficult to measure for people.

“That’s why it’s very sensitive. That’s why it’s very emotional for her. I completely get it.”

The American’s coach says her “exceptional” mentality and impossibly high standards fill him with every confidence that Williams can claim that record-equalling grand slam title, before she hangs up the racquet.

“I have to believe it and she has to believe it, too. If she [doesn’t], she would stop.

“After all she’s achieved in her career, at her age, having a baby for the first time, having a family — it was an incredible effort to come back to tennis,” the coach tells PEOPLE.

“Unbelievable effort. Mental effort, physical effort, so many hours to get back in shape. She would never even start that if she didn’t think she was able to win a grand slam.

“That’s how Serena is really exceptional. She puts the standards so high for herself, and she finds a way to match those standards, whatever she does.”

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