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Tennis champ Maria Sharapova is dreaming about driving Highway 1 to Big Sur

Tennis champ Maria Sharapova is dreaming about driving Highway 1 to Big Sur

Five-time Grand Slam tennis champion Maria Sharapova isn't just the No. 4 tennis player in the world, a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and one of the highest-paid female athletes in history.

She's also a Porsche nut, and she loves to drive.

I caught up with her at the Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach, where a shiny new Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet was parked at the curb.

Sharapova has a house nearby, but this day she needed to be across town, at UCLA, where she was getting things organized for the first tennis tournament she had ever sponsored — Maria Sharapova + Friends, a Porsche-sponsored weekend of tennis events Saturday and Sunday. It features current and...

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