48 hours after her shocking announcement, Maria Sharapova wrote a moving post on her official Facebook page where she thanked everyone and revealed how she’s been passing these tough days. ‘I woke up yesterday morning with an inbox, in full capacity of love and compassion’ – Maria starts saying – ‘The first email I
immediately opened was from my best friend, you know, the type of person who can make you smile and cry with only one word and who I spent the evening on the phone with, checking up on me, how was I doing? On average, I love the mornings.
New day, new start. It is fair to say that this day was not average. Nothing came to mind at 6am, except that I am determined to play tennis again and I hope I will have the chance to do so. I wish I didn’t have to go through this, but I do – and I will.
I needed to sweat, to push through and grind as I have done most of my life, so I made my way to the gym. That’s when I realized a bunch of tinted windowed cars were following me. The good old paparazzi, back on the trail. My friends made a collage for me with all your beautiful messages and hashtags that you created
I spent the afternoon reading them next to my dog, who couldn’t quite understand why this was more important than the walk he was expecting to take.’ Here is the moment when she was snapped on her way to the gym: