Blog Posts by Sid Ventura

  • Ten minutes with tennis superstar Maria Sharapova

    Global tennis icon Maria Sharapova is in town for the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League, where she will team up with Andy Murray and other tennis stars on the Manila Mavericks in this unique, four-team competition. Hours before they were to debut against the UAE Royals in the kickoff leg at the Mall of Asia Arena, Sharapova sat down with Yahoo Philippines to talk about the IPTL, the sport of tennis, and the role of social media in her life. Excerpts:

    Yahoo PH: Welcome to Manila.

    Maria Sharapova: Thank you.

    YPH: Before coming over, what had you heard about the Philippines?

    MS: The Philippines has always been a place that I’ve wanted to visit. I always knew that I had a huge fan base in the Philippines, and it’s one of the biggest reasons why I came here. I usually don’t play too many exhibition matches in the off-season, but when I heard that I had the opportunity to come to Manila and play for my fans here, I thought it would be a great opportunity.

    YPH: When you were first

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