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Sharapova won't sweeten name

2013-08-21 17:00
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New York - World number three Maria Sharapova has rolled back on her publicity effort to promote the one-year anniversary of her "Sugarpova" sweets line, which would have involved legally changing her name for the up-coming US Open to Maria Sugarpova.

With her passport reading "Sharapova" the immigration hurdles might just be too high even for the world's highest-paid sportswoman to clear.

Meanwhile, Sharapova also needs to concentrate on her tennis as she bids for a fifth career grand slam title after losing in her opening match in Cincinnati - her only one played since an early Wimbledon loss and subsequent hip injury.

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