MANILA, Philippines – Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova enjoyed the beaches of Palawan weeks before her scheduled games at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).
The 27-year-old stunner posted pictures of her Palawan visit on her Instagram account.
Sharapova told ABS-CBN’s Dyan Castillejo that she learned about the place through the Internet and her interactions with friends online.
“It’s a trip I wanted to take for many years. So I kind of went around these islands with my friends. It was really fun,” she said.
She added that the Filipinos’ hospitality made the trip even more fulfilling.
“The people were so generous, it made the trip so great.”
Sharapova will be joining other tennis superstar in Manila for the inaugural IPTL which begins on Friday.