Tennis ace is set to turn her hand to LCD’s.
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Samsung are to sponsor tennis ace Maria Sharapova in three year deal, which will cover mobile phones, tablet and TV’s, reports Bloomberg.
The agreement covers just Russia at present but may go worldwide next year, according to her agent.
Siberian born Sharapova already endorses Nike, Tag Heuer and Danone water and has also modelled for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She is currently the highest paid female athlete in the world so no doubt Samsung paid a pretty penny to get the star on board.
Sharapova has won has won 24 WTA singles titles, including three Grand Slam singles titles including 2008 Australian Open and has been ranked world no. 1 in singles on four separate occasions.
The 24 year old, who is currently ranked No 2 in the world has previously had deals with Motorola and was a global brand ambassador for troubled Sony, although that deal finished last year.