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Sharapova celebrates 33rd birthday in isolation
Published Apr 20, 2020
Birthdays (unless you're someone who hates fun) are supposed to be spent with friends and family, usually at a party. Yet for anyone who has their birthday during this time of social distancing, a proper celebration is tricky.
Maria Sharapova, who turned 33 on Sunday, still managed to make her day special without interacting with other people. The Russian began the celebrations early with a German Tee Cake on Saturday. The next day, on the former world No. 1's actual birthday, she took a sunset road trip with her boyfriend Alexander Gilkes, and picked up lobster rolls to make the most of their quarantined festivities.
Of course, it wouldn't be a famous tennis player's birthday without shoutouts on social media. These included:
Tennis legend Billie Jean King:
Her candy company, Sugarpova:
Calling to say Happy Birthday to our sweet founder/ceo @mariasharapova! ????????????☎️#sugarpova #happybirthday #mariasharapova #femalefounded #femaleceo #sweet pic.twitter.com/2Hjj0xdOcz — Sugarpova (@Sugarpova) April 19, 2020
And a few others.
"Birthdays are always a special reflection of how ones journey begins." After your retirement a few weeks ago, a new journey lies ahead. We wish you a very happy birthday and all the success in the world, @MariaSharapova.#porschetennis pic.twitter.com/KZuSTUAQxq — Porsche Tennis (@PorscheTennis) April 19, 2020
Sharapova retired in February, just before the coronavirus pandemic caused the shutdown of both tours until, at least, July 13.