[Yahoo] Sharapova won't discuss Russian rivalry (AP)

Rusty Backhand
01-15-2005, 05:16 PM
Maria Sharapova is a self-described ``girlie girl,'' a teenage tennis champion who enjoys posing for a photo shoot as much as winning tournaments. Of the seven Russians ranked in the top 15 in women's tennis, the 17-year-old Sharapova may have the brightest future. The Wimbledon champion's still-improving game and model looks make the lanky 6-footer a star on and off the court.