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Maria Sharapova is "make believe" no more, swaps the Sony advertising gig for Samsung

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The tennis star Maria Sharapova is the world's best paid female athlete, due as much to her actions on the court as to her hot looks. She has been a Sony Ericsson ambassador for the last four years, but her agent just announced she is abandoning ship to root for the Samsung team, starting April 1.

Her contract to promote Samsung's smartphones, tablets and TVs is initially for three years, and for now covers Russia and the Commonwealth countries, with the rest of the world coming later on.

Sharapova, who earns about $25 million a year from lucrative marketing deals with companies like Nike, Tag Heuer, Evian and Tiffany, saw her contract with Sony expire at the end of last year, and the Japanese said they won't be sponsoring the WTA anymore, so her agent found her a new gig with Samsung.

Samsung equipped the whole Russian tennis team with Galaxy Notes

Samsung equipped the whole Russian tennis team with Galaxy Notes

We are expecting oodles of hotness coming from Samsung ads in the future, both from Sharapova and from the gadgets she will be tasked to promote. Galaxy S III and a tennis skirt sounds like a win-win for both Samsung and us mortal Sharapova/gadget fans, doesn't it?

source: Bloomberg

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posted on 03 Apr 2012, 07:28 9

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1350; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


no boobs :/

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 08:44 4

3. -box- (Posts: 3797; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


It's rare to find a female athlete with much in that area, due to hormones and muscle toning

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 08:04 8

2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4079; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Maria Sharapova!!!

I may not like the EX U.S.S.R. but I have to admit, Russian girls are VERY SEXY! I may have to look into one of those mail order brides! lol

(Just Joking about the U.S.S.R. thing) :-)

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 08:59 3

4. CM_Punk (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


I came to this article for the hot girl, not the crappy phone.

#bestintheworld

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 09:41 7

6. remixfa (Posts: 13907; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I didn't think u were in to girls with as much as u adore fake wrestling

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 10:46 4

8. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


remix i think CM_Punk came for you... and not for this article... he's expecting your comment...

he likes you... hahaha... lol... peace..

anyways if you get an android samsung.. you get the tennis girl as a package deal free... ^_^ nice going samsung..

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 03:04 1

20. CM_Punk (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


You should be a comedian. You would probably make a tomato farmer very rich.

#pipebomb

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 11:40 4

9. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6497; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


didn't came here to listen to your s**tty comment only for the girl and the phone.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 14:14

11. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


It's a shame that you waste your time staring at females.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 15:10 3

12. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


I think the problem is that CM_Punk hasent "came" at all. Puberty and High School sucks... lol

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 15:20 1

14. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


Every 11 year old prepubescent punk needs someone to idolize

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 15:25 1

16. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


yep. like Taylor Lautner..

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 21:22 2

18. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


the crappy phone that is 3 times better than the iphone 4S?

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 03:06 1

21. CM_Punk (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


u mad bros?

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 09:17 1

5. rg987 (Posts: 130; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


me too....

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 10:40 3

7. snowgator (Posts: 3209; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Whatever it takes to keep Maria in eye site. If I need a fridge, I am so leaning to Samsung right now.....

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 11:58 2

10. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


The funny thing is...were these American woman athletes,they would all be sporting nice sets of fake double Ds...lol.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 15:10

13. snowgator (Posts: 3209; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


And that is bad...... How? I ain't getting your complaint....

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 17:23 2

17. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


i aint complaining,dummy... i happen to like boobs,real or otherwise!!!

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 15:22

15. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


Yeah, because Mia Hamm, Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey, etc all have fake DDs...... -_-

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 03:02 1

19. CM_Punk (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


She deserves better product placement. Something that people actually want to buy.

#pipebomb

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 04:50

22. absolete (Posts: 12; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


She should really get endorsement from APPLE due to all the time she spends on "court" ;)

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 05:05 1

23. absolete (Posts: 12; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


Seriously, who spends more time in court... Apple or Sharapova?

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 08:36 1

24. shandesilva (Posts: 73; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


isnt she so gorgeous? must be the best looking, sexiest female athlete in the world.

(again, the comments are not about what she did or why, but , about how she looks:) )

cant blame anyone...:)

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