Maria Sharapova Finds a Humorous Way To Never Leave Italy Again

Published 09/27/2022, 2:14 AM EDT
Maria Sharapova

The five-time Grand Slam winner from Russia, Maria Sharapova, is embracing parenthood after giving birth to her son Theodore earlier this year. She is now enjoying her new stage in life after retiring from the sport. She recently attended a fashion show in Milan and shared some pictures of her having a great time in Italy.

The 35-year-old is establishing herself in different fields, including fashion. The former world number one recently attended an Italian Fashion Week and is usually photographed at various fashion shows. 

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Maria Sharapova is in love with Italy

To keep her followers updated on her tour, the tennis pro posted a series of pictures and videos on social media. This is not the first time she is enjoying her time in Italy. Who doesn’t like Italy, right?

WESTWOOD, CA – SEPTEMBER 16: Tennis Player Maria Sharapova arrives for the Premiere Of Fox Searchlight Pictures’ “Battle Of The Sexes” at Regency Village Theatre on September 16, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

She shared a hilarious picture of herself standing behind the bars of a gate, like a prisoner, and wrote over the picture saying “Never Leaving Italy.” The 35-year-old was wearing a simple pair of blue pants with a sweatshirt.

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The former Russian star’s funny stories are adored by her fans on social media. A day before, she even made a cheeky comment to her husband while getting ready to attend the fashion show, where she was seen alongside Hollywood Anne Hathaway at the promotion of the Italian clothing brand Moncler.

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Sharapova pushed Serena Williams to return to tennis

The 35-year-old graced the commentary box at the US Open this year, recalled the time when she met Williams at the Met Gala. Sharapova praised the 23-time grand slam champion and asked her to return to the sport while taking a dig at the younger generation. 

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Both the American legend and the Russian tennis player are this generation’s superstars. They both have faced each other 22 times on the tennis court. Their regard for one another hasn’t wavered despite their fierce attempt to defeat one another.

Notably, Sharapova was the first one to congratulate the tennis star when she announced her retirement from the sport. Williams played her last tournament at the US Open earlier this month and ended her career with a defeat in the third round.

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Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. In the past, she has interned at the sports desk of The Hitavada, a regional English daily newspaper.

Edited By: Tony Thomas

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