Tennis Identity

Virtual tennis with Maria Sharapova.

Maria Sharapova American Express adMaria Sharapova will be the face of American Express at the U.S. Open this year and a huge part of the partnership includes what sounds like an exciting new ‘You vs. Sharapova” virtual reality game. Guests at the Slam will be able to “play” the champion inside AmEx “Fan Experience” space.

Maria Sharapova prepares a serveImagine yourself across the net from the statuesque talent. You’re on your own, returning her blistering forehands and 100+ mph serve. Good luck. See you there. Yes, of course I’m going to try it. Wonder if Maria’s high decibel “grunt” will be part of it 😉 ??

Here’s a look at the making of the experience:



And here’s Maria’s take on it all:

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