Maria Sharapova does not intend to follow Marat Safin into Russian politics

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Maria Sharapova does not intend to follow Marat Safin into Russian politics

Tennis - World no. 2 Russian tennis superstar Maria Sharapova has said that she does not plan to follow compatriot Marat Safin into Russian politics. Sharapova has represented Russia throughout her career although she has lived mostly in the United States ever since she moved there as a young girl to pursue a tennis career.

Speaking to the Moscow Times, Sharapova commented, :Yeah, I stay out of that, too! I don’t see that in my future. I’m much more in the creative design area than I am in politics." Safin contested elections in Russia after retiring from tennis and is currently an elected member in the Russian parliament.

Sharapova also said that her candy range Sugarpova will be launched in Russia next week. Speaking of her candy range in that same interview, Sharapova commented, "Over the course of many years, I’ve been really fortunate to work with and be a part of many collaborations, whether it’s creating a collection for Nike or working with Cole Haan on shoes and bags or working on marketing ideas with TAG Heuer.

So I’ve played a very small part in brands’ overall performance. But I realized that I wanted to own something where, in the end, I was the one making the decisions that came with a little pressure, or, not a little, but a lot! And I really wanted to own something that was financially mine as well.

It took over two years to work on and create, which is maybe a little bit longer than other brands, but I wanted to make sure that everything was done right in terms of what our products stood for." Sharapova is currently playing the WTA Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart this week where she is the top seed and is through to the quarter finals.