While a shoulder injury prompted tennis beauty Maria Sharapova to skip this year’s Olympics in Beijing, she’s keeping busy and "absolutely" hopes to compete in the 2012 games
"It’s disappointing, of course, but I’m not sitting at home watching TV with popcorn in my hand and munching on things," she tells OK! at the launch of Canon PowerShot Diamond Collection Wednesday in N.Y.C. "I’m doing things that are productive and I’ve been able to do things that I never have the chance sometimes to do, which has made the experience much more fun."
The young athlete has many more years to compete – she’s only 21 – but even when it’s time to hang up her racquet, she won’t be sitting still. Fifteen years from now, Maria says she wants to be "with a family, relaxed and retired but meanwhile still running around, doing things."
Off the court Maria is known for her fresh look and sleek style. Her best beauty tip? "Less is much, much more," she advises.
While she won’t say whether or not the low maintenance approach has helped her net that lucky someone, she does confess that the right guy doesn’t necessarily have to have a killer backhand.
"Just like any other woman, I want them to be their normal self, I want them to have their own life and to respect the business that I’m in," she says.
Of course, a little practice on the court couldn’t hurt your chances.
By Valerie Nome