Yesterday the New York Times reported that candy is next in the empire of WTA starlet Maria Sharapova. According to the NYT she will market tennis ball gummies and gum packaged in tennis ball canisters with the help of candy empire guru Jeff Rubin (of Dylan's Candy Shops and F.A.O. Schweetz).
No question whatever Sharapova touches turns to gold. She is business shrewd and supremely tennis talented. I think it admirable that she has made a focus to stay on her tennis game as important as forays into tennis apparel (Nike Maria Sharapova Collection), footwear, handbags (Cole Haan), jewelry (Tiffany) and now candy. Sweet deals.
Maria is pictured here in Miami wearing one of her signature tennis dresses (reviewed on TennisIDENTITY).