Sharapova ends 10-year relationship with Prince

by: TENNIS.com December 18, 2010

Prince and Maria Sharapova announced that their partnership of over 10 years will come to an end. Sharapova has been playing Prince since she was nine years old and won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open with their rackets.

Sharapova’s contract with Prince allowed the parties to mutually agree to end the relationship this year.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my partnership with Prince," Sharapova said. "Their rackets helped me to three great Slam victories and much more.

Prince will continue to have the rights to market and sell Sharapova signature line products throughout 2011. 

Sharapova's camp has denied a report that she has a deal with HEAD.

However, it is assumed that she has an new deal on the table.—Matthew Cronin

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