Just last week Maria Sharapova was named as Porsche's first "brand ambassador" in a three year deal linking the tennis sensation to our favorite marque. With yesterday's win at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, in the sold-out Porsche Arena, it's obvious that the 26-year-old Russian beauty takes her new role seriously. Beating China’s Na Li in straight set 6-4, 6-3 Sharapova successfully defended the title she won last year adding another trophy to her collection as well as a Porsche Carrera 4S Cabriolet to go with the Carrera S she won last year.
“It was a great week for me,” said Maria Sharapova. “I had to fight hard in every match but it was a good start to the clay court season.” One year ago after winning the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix she went on to win the French Open in Paris but, after her triumph in Stuttgart, she did not want to look so far ahead. “I’m pretty tired,” she said. “I was out on court for almost ten hours in my four matches, that’s tough. The final against Na Li lasted only two sets was nevertheless the “toughest match of the tournament” for Maria Sharapova. “Na Li is a world class player and one has to stay fully focussed all the time.”
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