Maria Sharapova is in Toronto for the Rogers Cup, sending the city’s glam-o-meter spinning. Love this reporter’s description of the Sharapova Effect in the Toronto Star: “Every time Maria laughed, it reminded me of Canada Day — the flashes were endless.”
Maria was all smiles during Sunday’s practice session at Rexall Centre:
Practice photos by AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese via Daylife
She beamed her way through Friday’s draw ceremony at the CN Tower. She plays Nadia Petrova in the first round:
Draw photos by REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA SPORT TENNIS) via Daylife
Maria also held court at the Royal de Versailles store, where she hosted a cocktail party for watch sponsor Tag Heuer.
First round action starts on Monday. Click here to visit the Rogers Cup website.