Key Biscayne, Florida: Cover girl Maria Sharapova says she prefers tennis to posing for the cameras. "There is nothing more mortifying than the red carpet," she said with a smile.
Sharapova said she enjoys the work that comes with her endorsement deals, which gives her a chance to be creative and meet talented people. But she said she mostly leads a normal life and finds it terrifying to walk a red carpet.
"It's — I don't want to say fake, but — it's one big illusion, to be honest," Sharapova said. "The things you see on a red carpet, everything is perfect, the image of a person there dressed beautifully with hair and makeup and wonderful styling. I come home an hour later and I take everything off, and, you know — 'Where did all that glamour go?'"