Sharapova launches candy co. called Sugarpova
Maria Sharapova arrives at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, August 20, 2012 11:15AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, August 20, 2012 11:16AM EDT
NEW YORK -- Maria Sharapova is going into the candy business.
The four-time Grand Slam title winner launched her Sugarpova brand of 12 types of sweets on Monday.
At this year's French Open, which Sharapova won, she called Sugarpova "the most exciting project that I've ever done ... because it's my own business, my own investment, my own money."
Sharapova is ranked third heading into the U.S. Open, which starts next week.