Porsche has signed Russian tennis star and glamour girl Maria Sharapova as its new brand ambassador for the next three years. The announcement was made at the start of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, which the four-time Grand Slam winner and current world number two went on to win last Sunday.
Sharapova received the keys to a blue Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet for her triumph, adding to the white 911 Carrera S Cabriolet she won at the same event last year (also pictured below). Before the tournament, she was asked if there is still room in her garage for another Porsche, to which she elegantly answered, “Of course. There is always room for another Porsche.”
“Maria Sharapova is an exceptional athlete. She combines top performance in her sports with elegance and power. These are precisely the qualities that are embroiled in our sports cars,” said Matthias Müller, CEO of Porsche AG of the signing. He forgot to mention that she’s also very, very fit. As a sportswoman, that is.
Infiniti signed Sebastian Vettel as the face of the brand, while Mercedes-Benz is parading Michael Schumacher around as its new brand ambassador. If you ask us, we’d rather take a ride with Maria in her Porsche, thank you very much.