Maria Sharapova Joins Twitter and Becomes Tweeting Sugar Mama

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 14, 2013

Photo Credit: Maria Sharapova Twitter
Photo Credit: Maria Sharapova Twitter

Maria Sharapova managed to create quite the stir by simply joining Twitter and lobbing out her first adorable tweet of what we hope will be many. 

The 25-year-old Russian tennis star is a woman of change at the moment. She has moved on from her relationship with former fiancee Sasha Vujacic and has been rumored to be in a relationship with fellow tennis player Grigor Dimitrov. 

Now, she joins fans, celebrities and athletes around the world on Twitter. 

As for initial posts, Sharapova seems to have the hang of things already:

Your ultimate sugarmama has arrived #myfirsttweet…

— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) January 14, 2013

Twitter now has a resident Sugar Mama, which is helpful. As of this writing, she enjoyed over 1,600 retweets and over 800 favorites of this particular tweet. 

While her nearly 40,000 followers are nowhere near a fake Maria Sharapova account, we can guarantee that an athlete this famous will soon enjoy six-figure Twitter stardom shortly. 

Hell, she could always have Brent Musberger call one of her matches

Sharapova is just the latest big-time athlete to join the Twittersphere, which was hit with a dose of the Black Mamba last week when Kobe Bryant joined up. His account now boasts over 800,000 followers. 

You only have to consider an article from ESPN's Darren Rovell, posted in December, about the biggest names missing from Twitter to note how popular these particular accounts should become. 

While we aren't as emotional as Rovell, we tend to agree with this enthusiastic tweet:

Welcome @mariasharapova to Twitter. Long overdue, my friend. Thought this day would never come.

— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) January 14, 2013

Now to let the tweets, retweets and ongoing discussion that takes place all over Twitter continue. Thankfully, it will now include Maria Sharapova. 


Hit me up on Twitter for a swagtastic voyage.