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Maria Sharapova named Porsche ambassador

Three-year contract

[PHOTOS UPDATED 24.04.2013]

Porsche has named 26-year-old tennis player Maria Sharapova as brand ambassador.

She signed a three-year contract with Porsche and during this period she will be involved in the firm's global communications campaign. She is familiar with the brand as last year in Stuttgart at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix she won a white 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, along with the prize money.

CEO of Porsche AG Matthias Mueller describes Maria Sharapova as "an exceptional athlete. She combines top performance in her sports with elegance and power. These are precisely the qualities that are embroiled in our sports cars." Sharapova declared during her presentation in Stuttgart "I have had the privilege to be associated with some of the best brands in the world, but now to be partners with Porsche is such an amazing honor."

Source: Porsche

Tennis idol to become brand ambassador of the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer

Stuttgart. Tennis megastar Maria Sharapova has taken on a new role: effective immediately, the 26-year-old world class player will be representing the sports car manufacturer, Porsche AG, as brand ambassador. The cooperation is initially signed for three years and involves a global communications campaign. The athlete is already very familiar with the vehicles from Zuffenhausen: as last year´s winner of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Sharapova not only took home prize money, but also a white 911 Carrera S Cabriolet.

Born in Russia and living in the United States, Sharapova has achieved victories at all four Grand Slam tournaments in women's tennis and she was ranked number 1 for a total of 21 weeks.

"Maria Sharapova is an exceptional athlete. She combines top performance in her sports with elegance and power. These are precisely the qualities that are embroiled in our sports cars", as Matthias Mueller, CEO of Porsche AG, explained in today's introduction of the partnership. According to Mueller it was not easy to find the right person to be Porsche´s ambassador. "Maria Sharapova is the perfect choice. Her profile and charisma are an ideal fit for Porsche. She is also highly respected around the world and enjoys an outstanding reputation."

"This is a really special day for me,“ said Sharapova. “I have had the privilege to be associated with some of the best brands in the world, but now to be partners with Porsche, is such an amazing honor,“ she explained during her presentation in Stuttgart.

For Porsche, the choice of Maria Sharapova as brand ambassador extends its long-term commitment to women´s tennis. The company sponsors the German women's national team, which competes as the Porsche Team Germany in the Fed Cup, and the Porsche Talent Team Germany, which supports promising young players. "We are fully committed to these activities for a long term. And with Maria Sharapova, we are now extending our involvement in women's tennis globally", Mueller added.

Maria Sharapova was born in the Western Siberian town of Nyagan on April 18, 1987. She moved to Bradenton on the Gulf Coast of Florida (USA), when she was seven years old. Two years later she was accepted at the world-renowned Tennis Academy of coach Nick Bollettieri. In 2004, at the age of 17, she won her first Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon, the third-youngest player ever. This feat was followed by titles in the other three Grand Slam tournaments: U.S. Open 2006, Australian Open 2008, and French Open 2012. To date, Maria Sharapova has won a total of 28 singles titles, including last year´s Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, the WTA Championships in 2004, and the silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Along with her involvement in the "Maria Sharapova Foundation", she is also active as ambassador of the United Nations Development Program.

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mnovakow
Spyder picture reminds me of the old poster...everybody wants one
May 2, 2013 7:46 pm
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porsche6616
She s hot. But not a good idea to make 911 too feminine
Apr 24, 2013 11:30 am
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NelisvanWieren
I wish she could touch me like that
Apr 24, 2013 9:12 am
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seelowe61
who gives a damn about some stinking twat. we're here to talk about cars.
Apr 23, 2013 7:10 pm
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NelisvanWieren
You stupid man.........
Apr 24, 2013 9:12 am
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cyberac
I wonder who grunts louder, the car or Maria! :)
Apr 23, 2013 12:42 pm
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progressive
They just made it more girly
Apr 23, 2013 9:11 am
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scratchy996
What's wrong with that ? Women are girly and some of us like women.
Apr 24, 2013 10:21 am
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