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Sharapova plans name change

2013-08-20 09:10
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Cape Town - Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova wants to change her name for the upcoming US Open tournament in New York.

According to the Mail Online website, Sharapova wants to be known as Sugarpova for the final Grand Slam of the year, which starts at Flushing Meadows next week.

She launched the candy line company, Sugarpova, just before the start of last year's US Open and now plans to market it big-time at this year's event.

The world No 3 has reportedly has asked Florida's Supreme Court to push through her request on the understanding her surname will revert back after the tournament.

Sharapova's outfit for the tournament will carry the logo of her company, a pair of red lips. She may still need the permission of the Grand Slam committee but if that is granted, she could be introduced and addressed as Miss Sugarpova.

A recent poll by Forbes magazine listed the 26-year-old as the richest female athlete in the world.

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