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Tennis pinup girl and Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova has signed a multi-year deal to represent Land Rover, and the company will debut its new ambassador at a gala VIP event this evening in New York.

Apparently Maria has had a passion for British SUVs for some time. (Who knew?) In her official statement the 18 year-old said, "When I won Wimbledon, I told myself, 'now I can have a Land Rover.' Now that I am driving myself I love the protection and style that this adds to my daily commute."

[Source: Ford]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      "Hi, I'm a corporate whore."
      • 9 Years Ago
      Oh please. You would turn down a couple million to flaunt Land Rover? Come on. She's a fan of the company and is a famous athlete/celeb, so why not endorse them? This is nothing out of the ordinary. Also, tennis stars' careers end by 30, so I don't blame her for getting endorsement money while she can.
      • 9 Years Ago
      At least I can see the image of Sharapova actually driving a Land Rover, unlike Tiger and Buick.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Who cares about the Rover, I'm here checking Maria out, haha.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wait a minute. A tennis player to represent Land Rover? Uh, what's the connection here?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wait a minute. Didn't she say back then after winning Wimbledon that "Now I can have a Porsche Cayenne"?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Her daily commute? I know she lives in Florida but I didn't realize it was in the middle of the Everglades.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Oh ya, now I'm really going to buy a Land Rover now that she is representing them. Not. Why not call Pamela Anderson? I don't think she's busy.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Another reason to dream about a Land Rover :)

      It's sad that such a car cost at least $100,000 in Denmark (cars are heavily taxed here) :(