April 12, 2006
Land Rover partners with tennis star, Maria Sharapova
New York, New York – Land Rover announced a multi-year business relationship with Wimbledon Tennis Champion, Maria Sharapova. The multi-year relationship includes her use of Land Rover vehicles, and her participation in retail promotions and events.
Sharapova won Wimbledon in 2004 and was named among the “50 Most Beautiful People” by People Magazine in 2005. “Her drive to win on the court combined with her need for the latest technology to keep her on the road to success means this new relationship is a winning combination and a natural fit,” said Mike O’Driscoll, President, Aston Martin Jaguar Land Rover North America.
“Having the right transportation is very important to me as it takes me to practice, to the game and to all my personal appearances,” said Sharapova. “When I won Wimbledon, I told myself, ‘now I can have a Land Rover.’ Now that I am driving myself I love the protection and style that this adds to my daily commute.”