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

Maria Sharapova is
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.

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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26 Comments

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

no boobs :/

3. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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) :-)

4. CM_Punk

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

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

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

8. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 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..

20. CM_Punk

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

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

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

11. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

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

12. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

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

14. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

Every 11 year old prepubescent punk needs someone to idolize

16. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

yep. like Taylor Lautner..

18. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

21. CM_Punk

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

u mad bros?

5. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

me too....

7. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

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

10. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

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

13. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

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

17. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

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

15. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

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

19. CM_Punk

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

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

22. absolete

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

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

23. absolete

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

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

24. shandesilva

Posts: 105; Member since: Mar 28, 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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