Maria Sharapova Gives Major Travel Goals with Her Vacation Pics from Old Croatian City of Dubrovnik

Published 07/16/2021, 10:40 AM EDT
COLOGNE, GERMANY – JANUARY 31: Maria Sharapova celebrates ‘SUGARPOVA’ chocolate line expansion at ISM trade fair on January 31, 2017 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

She may have her hands full even after retirement from tennis as an entrepreneur, but Maria Sharapova sure knows how to live it up.


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The former Russian tennis star is currently vacationing in Croatia and shared snaps from her travel diary for her followers on Instagram.

The five-time Grand Slam champion has shared pictures from her whirl around the historic Croatian city of Dubrovnik.


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One image by Maria Sharapova shows artifacts from Dubrovnik

One of the images, possibly clicked by Sharapova herself, shows items and artifacts that stand up for the proud cultural history of the country.

It also captures pages from a scripture dating back in history.

Another picture, possibly taken at a museum in the Old Town of Dubrovnik, shows “gold hoops from the early 1900s”.

A third picture, taken inside an old church, captures exquisite carvings, magnificent wall decor, and a majestic chandelier from yore.

Another shows some embroidered tablecloths, featuring detailed stitch and tailoring work, hanging from pegs on a wall in the Old City.

The pictures are enough to give major travel goals to her followers and make them want to pack their bags for Croatia.

Maria Sharapova launches Sugarpova at Kingdom of Sweets on June 27, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images for Sugarpova)

Sharapova now dabbles more in entrepreneurial pursuits

She tagged a message along with the images, saying, “Within the walls of (the) Old Town of Dubrovnik. The gold hoops from early 1900s. Perhaps they’re available on 1stdibbs?? (emoji)”

The two-time French Open champion, who was bothered by persistent shoulder pain in the latter half of her career, hung up her racquet last year.

The Russian now devotes most of her time to her entrepreneurial pursuits, especially her global candy line ‘Sugarpova’.

She also dabbles in ventures in other areas of interest.


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The Russian also co-owns ‘Supergoop’, a cosmetics and skincare range specializing in UV protection, with investor Holly Thaggard.


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Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing.