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‘Keeps Me Motivated’: Maria Sharapova Reveals What Drives Her to Sustain a Successful Business Empire

Published 02/05/2021, 11:26 AM EST

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Maria Sharapova has been retired for more than a year now, and she’s developed major interests to keep herself busy. The Russian has evolved into a successful entrepreneur post her tennis career, and there’s a lot that goes into making a business successful. Here’s how Sharapova does it. 

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Sharapova founded a premium candy company in 2012 and named it ‘Sugarpova,’ which she’s managing with maximum effort. But the two-time French Open champion did not limit her interests with the candy business alone and began making more investments. 

Maria Sharapova reveals the drive behind her business interests 

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Sharapova has massively expanded her business interests ever since retiring from tennis. The Russian’s built a business empire in which she’s the queen in commnand. However, managing a hectic work life along with personal priorities is no easy task. 

But Sharapova is just hungry to take up more opportunities as they come by. “I have always been a curious person, and I think this natural desire to learn and interest in trying new things is what really pushes me to take on new challenges,” Sharapova told Create & Cultivate recently. 

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While a tennis career kept Sharapova restricted from venturing into different areas of interest, she found the time for all of it after stepping away from the game.

 “I’m a big believer in balance, and while sport often took up quite a bit of my time, I always made sure to balance practice with other passions that inspired me such as travel, design, and food,” Sharapova added. 

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“My interest in these fields has pushed me to grow in a variety of areas; it keeps me motivated to try new things in order to better understand myself and the subjects that excite me,” she mentioned. 

The 33-year-old might have called for retirement a bit early, but she undeniably left a mark in women’s tennis. Likewise, she is attempting to do the same as a businesswoman as well, with a plethora of investments. 

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Back in 2020, Sharapova invested in a wellness company called ‘Therabody,’ which added to her ever-growing line of interests. The Russian has tremendous patience, which helps her scale massive success.  

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.
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