Strictly speaking, Sharapova was born not of Sochi. She was born in Siberia, but it is associated with the Sochi her first childhood memories. According to legend, the first racket Maria four years received as a gift from his father Yevgeny Kafelnikov:
«She was so big for me that even had to saw off half the handle, so that I could keep it. I wonder where this racket? We must ask my mother ».
His visit to Sochi Sharapova, whose graph is clogged in the months ahead, had planned for a long time. Usually in early February Maria staying at the New York fashion week, but this time with Anna Wintour coexist on the show Marc Jacobs lucky someone else.
Maria arrived in Sochi on Tuesday on a private plane from Paris, accompanied by his permanent agent Max Ayzenbada and immediately set to work correspondent NBC. For the American television Sharapova had to take three plots of the Olympic capital.
"Almost all day driving around the city. Were at the city railway station, Riviera Park, among other places. I've even forgotten. Plus, the Americans told about all the delights of Russian cuisine. Similarly - Russian, Ukrainian Georgian - I was all in one bottle. I convinced my colleagues to try television soup and salad Olivier. As a result, even the cooked something at the end of the evening. "
Sharapova, fluent art panchlayna, formulated in two sentences what it means for Sochi city, "where one day you can swim in the sea and go skiing." Amazing place in existence is believed none of her American friends.
In addition to television work in Sochi Sharapova fulfilled its sponsorship obligations. First introduced Porsche «own design."
Then he visited the event Samsung
Of course, officially launched the sale of its candy
Finally, together with Nike, another master policy speeches and inspiring message across, said another beautiful story - showed "a place where it all began" - Court, which took her first tennis lessons.
It would seem that this - Novak Djokovic won last week in Serbia, too, visited the scene of his childhood training (and there is much more dramatic story) - but the fact Sharapova and brand that nobody knows how to apply themselves and create their own legend. As a result, even adults, hearing about "the same" court, asked: "And what is the truth that place?" Yes, even if not agree, it is still impressive.
On the day of the start of the competition, first with Maria Elena Isinbayeva took part in the opening ceremony rehearsal, and then in the next coat came with her mother to cheer for skaters in the team tournament.
Well, that was on a Friday, you know. Guess, in general, it was easy.
Once Maria Sharapova left for Sochi dream, and 20 years later returned to the most famous Russian athlete, which can be put into a dead end, it seems, by a single question: "What is your real luxury?" Like it or not, history is necessary.