It’s been a week since Maria Sharapova has retired and, as we expected, the Russian is keeping herself occupied with business projects, travel and fashion shows, but what we didn’t know was that she couldn’t wait to finally enjoy gluten food and alcohol. The five-time Grand Slam champion made a recap of her first week of retirement on Instagram and you can feel the good vibes of Sharapova’s newly-found freedom.
After deciding to end her illustrious career and announcing it by posting a childhood tennis photo, Sharapova continues her fast-paced life off the court and diligently keeps us updated on social media. On Tuesday evening, Masha put on warm clothes and headed to Uncle Boons restaurant in New York.
Wednesday was a day for cookies and desserts!
Sharapova capped her intense Wednesday with boyfriend Alexander Gilkes, some more gluten, a drink at the bar of “I Sodi” Italian restaurant, and a stroll through Greenwich.
On Thursday morning, Masha went on a search for The New York Times, to see her Nike ad and then commented on Instagram: “This meant a lot. I’ve been with Nike since I was 11 years old. 21 years wearing the Swoosh.” On Thursday night, the tennis star was shooting a seven-second cameo in an American television drama series Billions.
Friday evening was family time with her boyfriend and father, and again a lot of drinking.
Masha also found some time to check out the latest collections of Valentino, Balenciaga, Givenchy, and Christopher Kane.
Sharapova made a brief visit to San Diego on Sunday, coaching at the WTT Celebrity All-Star Match at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. It was the former world No.1’s first public appearance since retirement.
As if her schedule wasn’t already busy enough, Masha went to Utah to attend the Media Slopes 2020 conference, where she met Al Gore.
Sharapova’s post-retirement schedule was so full that she forgot to mention her Friday’s appearance as a guest judge on the business reality show Shark Tank. As Baseline reports, she partnered with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to invest $900,000 for 30 percent of a company called Bala, which makes “wearable weights” fitness bands.
The 32-year-old put at end to her first week of retirement at her Japan-inspired California home. Is it time to unwind or not yet? Let’s see what the second week of retirement brings.