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Maria Sharapova Gives La Quinta Some Sugar

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February 27, 2013 at 1:28 PM | by | ()

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You know when models go, “Oh, I eat tons of junk food and I just have this body naturally…” and you want to say “Yeah, RIGHT” and smack them?? Well, hottie tennis star Maria Sharapova is out to one-up all of them. She launched her own candy line, Sugarpova, to coincide with last year’s US Open, and is appearing at La Quinta Resort & Club on March 6th to introduce her goodies in person to Palm Springs crowds.

Sugarpova’s full line will be sold in the tennis pro shop and the candy shop Lollipops from here on out, with La Quinta being the first California resort and first Palm Springs retail outlet to carry the brand. “Sporty” tennis ball-shaped gum is anticipated to be the big seller, but we’re more curious about the Flirty Sours (tag line “Lips like sugar…”) and Chic gummies shaped like tiny handbags, shoes and such.

In terms of why exactly La Quinta is getting Sugarpova first and also getting tennis’ golden girl to do an in-person appearance… well, you can chalk it up to the tennis connection. With 23 tennis courts and former Davis Cup coach Tom Gorman leading up the resort tennis program, the resort is home-away-from-home for many tennis stars when they’re playing in the area, which they all will be March 4-17, for the PNR Paribas Open.

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