A glass wall runs the length of the kitchen and living room, with sliding doors opening to a pool that laps right up against the side of the house. I must admit, I was surprised when she suggested the plan.“This was as close as they could get it,” she says. Playing one’s sport and drinking are not the sort of things world-class athletes do with journalists, but Sharapova, who failed a drug test in January 2016 and was banned from competitive tennis for fifteen months (more on that in a minute), has had some time on her hands.Sharapova trains at the Manhattan Country Club, about ten minutes from here, and we were supposed to go there yesterday—a Monday, her day off—to hit some tennis balls and have a boozy lunch (her idea) but . “This past year, my intake of alcohol was so much more than ever in my life,” she says. ”When she emailed a couple days earlier, apologizing profusely for having to postpone (she is not a canceler, this Maria Sharapova), I told her I was doing just fine, watching the Australian Open and eating French fries in my hotel room.She wrote back: “French fries and the Four Seasons, yes please!Toward the end of our relationship that was happening too much and we were both unhappy.I believe that we wanted to stay together because we had built such a happy and loving relationship.
You know, it's when I decide to do the laundry, I start down the hall and notice the newspaper on the table. BUT FIRST I'll look through that pile of mail and see if there are any bills to be paid. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it.
Coffee Meets Bagel If Tinder is a numbers game, Coffee Meets Bagel is…not.
This app functions sort of like Tinder—it’s more casual, Facebook picture-based, and you can quickly dismiss or accept your matches—but you only get one match, every day, at noon.
I don’t even drink tea, but we both have rotten colds, so Sharapova has conjured the most delicious hot beverage I’ve ever tasted in a teapot made entirely of glass.
The elixir is electric greenish-yellow—the color of a tennis ball—and one of the only splashes of color in the pristine white-and-gray Minimalist house that Sharapova spent three years building in Manhattan Beach, California. “Nowhere will you find a clue,” she says, laughing.