Maria Sharapova finished her 2017 World Team Tennis season with a victorious run in Newport Beach last night.
Playing her second WTT appearance this year prior to rejoining the WTA tour in Stanford next week, the five-time Grand Slam winner led her Orange County Breakers to a much-cheered win over the San Diego Aviators, following a win in doubles partnered with Andreja Klepac and a singles win over American Shelby Rogers.
After her duty for the team was done, Sharapova spent the rest of the evening in Orange County cheering on her teammates and answering countless requests for selfies and autographs. The WTA’s headline star was unsurprisingly in big demand from both fans and the media in southern California.
Sharapova’s 2017 season will continue with main-draw starts in Stanford and Toronto, as well as her first major of the season in New York, where she’ll play qualifying unless granted a wildcard into the event’s main draw.