[Yahoo] Sharapova a big hit at WTA Championships (AP)

Rusty Backhand
11-12-2004, 05:46 PM
Men yelled encouragement and whistled at her. One tossed a long-stem red rose on the court. Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova was a big hit playing for the first time in the season-ending WTA Championships. ``I love it here. The atmosphere is great,'' Sharapova said. ``To be here where the Lakers play, you just feel that excitement.