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Sharapova trained and took her boyfriend to the theater
Maria Sharapova continues her busy life at her debut St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy. We have already told how on Friday she walked through the snow-covered St. Petersburg and went on an excursion to the Hermitage.
Maria Sharapova settled in the Hermitage, like at home
The tournament in St. Petersburg has not started yet, but thanks to Maria Sharapova it is already attracting attention. Maria will play in the city on the Neva for the first time.
The Russian woman explained her arrival in St. Petersburg as follows: It rarely happens that I play a tournament for the first time, so for me it is a great miracle. I know that the audience in St. Petersburg is waiting for me. I wanted to play last year, it's just that the schedules are such that I can't play after the Grand Slam. But this year I decided that I needed to get to this tournament. I don’t know how many more years I will play, so I decided to take advantage of this unique opportunity and perform here.
And while there were days before the starting match at the tournament, Maria continued to combine training with a cultural program. After visiting the Hermitage, the Russian tennis player went on Saturday evening to another famous cultural place of the city on the Neva - the Mariinsky Theater.
During the intermission in the buffet, Maria, like a true theatergoer, tried on sandwiches for a long time.
And then I chose.
A Russian tennis player went to the theater accompanied by a whole company. The famous hockey player Alexei Yashin also entered there.
In general, Maria arrived in St. Petersburg with a big team. Among her accompanying persons in the theater, in addition to representatives of the tournament, there was also a boyfriend - Alexander Gilkes.
The British businessman did not waste time at breakfast , but tried to study the Russian press.
Back in October, Alexander took his beloved across the UK , and now she leads him through snowy Russia.
Moscow misses you, Maria!
Maria Sharapova spends her vacation in the company of her young man, but many are waiting for her at the Kremlin Cup. Maybe it's still worth coming?
Well, on Sunday evening, after the completion of the qualifying round game program, Maria, along with her team (coach Thomas Hogstedt and sparring Alex Kuznetsov) went to the center court and did an hour of open training with quite impressive crowd support.
After completing her studies, Sharapova played a friendly short match with the tournament general director Alexander Medvedev, which consisted of two championship tie-breaks. Maria easily coped with the challenge thrown to her - [10: 1, 10: 2].
On Monday, Maria will play the opening match at the tournament with the representative of Australia Daria Gavrilova. The beginning of the fight is not earlier than 17:00 Moscow time. A full house is expected in the stands of the Sibur Arena. The championship will broadcast this fight in text.