‘Her Accomplishments Really Need No Explanation’ – Therabody on Appointing Maria Sharapova as Their Brand Ambassador

Published 03/31/2022, 6:45 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 16: Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates winning her second round match against Karin Knapp of Italy during day four of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 16, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Over the years, Maria Sharapova has enthralled tennis fans with her audacious shot-making on the tennis court. She played to her strengths and used her height as an advantage to overpower her opponents. Further, her rise in women’s tennis was somewhat similar to that of the Williams sisters.

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Like Serena and Venus, Sharapova received the backing of her father to excel in tennis. He left everything behind to move to the United States with her daughter. Sharapova didn’t disappoint and soon etched her name amongst the best in the world.

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Over her illustrious career, she went on to win five Grand Slam titles. Further, she achieved the top spot in the WTA rankings in August 2005. Sharapova announced her retirement in February 2020 and has turned her attention toward her business ventures. Recently, a brand she had invested in had a kind message for her.

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Therabody all praise for Maria Sharapova

Post her retirement in 2020, Sharapova invested in tech wellness brand, Therabody. Subsequently, the brand announced her as its ambassador. The company posted a message for Sharapova on its official Instagram handle.

The message read, “Is it any surprise that we have Therabody Ambassador and Investor Maria Sharapova rounding out our Women’s History Month celebration!? A very special and heartfelt #WCW to one of the OG powerful women that has been with us since the beginning. While her accomplishments really need no explanation or introduction, you can head over to our stories to test your knowledge on how she’s made history so far.”

 

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Further, Sharapova is no stranger to the business world. She started her candy company called Sugarpova when she was in her prime days in tennis. Additionally, her other investments include companies like Public.com, Bala Bangles, etc.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 02: Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates winning her match against Kaia Kanepi of Estonia during day five of the 2014 Brisbane International at Queensland Tennis Centre on January 2, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Sharapova called an end to her illustrious career in 2020 at just 32 years of age. Her constant shoulder trouble was one of the reasons behind her retirement.

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What are your favorite memories of watching Sharapova play on the tennis court? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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