Jun 14, 2012
Maria Sharapova celebrates victory at Juan Carlos Ferrero's Equelite tennis academy in Villena
Instead of moving on straight to the grass court after her triumph at the French Open, Maria Sharapova spent some time at Juan Carlos Ferrero's Equelite tennis academy in Villena and stayed at Ferrero's luxury hotel in Bocairente.
The academy organised a dinner specially for her. Juan Carlos Ferrero and Nicolas Almagro also attended the event.
According to the academy's website, Sharapova has been training there since young and last year has trained under the guidance of Antonio Martínez Cascales, Juan Carlos Ferrero's coach.
In case you want to know, there was a rumour between Sharapova and Ferrero dated back in 2005 but it didn't get anywhere because Ferrero had a girlfriend back then.
Sharapova is heading to London to prepare for the next Grand Slam, the Wimbledon.
In another news, Sharapova has been chosen to be Russia's flag bearer at the opening of next month's London Olympics, she announced on Facebook.