Maria Sharapova and Mark Webber: joyride in the 918 Spyder

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The tennis star and the race driver go for a drive in Porsche’s super sports car.

Stuttgart. Tennis star Maria Sharapova sped through her semifinal match at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

It took the title holder from Russia just 59 minutes to clinch a place in her third final in succession at the world class Stuttgart tournament by beating Sara Errani (Italy) on Saturday.

Tennis star Maria Sharapova with Mark Webber and Mattias Muller, chairman of Porsche
Tennis star Maria Sharapova with Mark Webber and Mattias Muller, chairman of Porsche

Photo by: Porsche AG

And speed also played a part in her second appointment of the day as Mark Webber, the former Formula 1 star and new Porsche works driver, took the tennis diva out for a joyride around the surrounding Stuttgart area in Porsche’s super sports car, the 918 Spyder.

At the invitation of Matthias Müller, Chairman of Porsche AG, the sports-loving Australian visited the WTA tournament in the Porsche Arena where he watched Maria Sharapova’s victory live from the side of Centre Court.

918 Spyder

Combined fuel consumption: 3.1 litres/100 km

Combined energy consumption: 12.7 kWh/100 km

CO2 emissions: 72 g/km
918

Spyder fitted with the Weissach package

Combined fuel consumption: 3.0 litres/100 km

Combined energy consumption: 12.7 kWh/100 km

CO2 emissions: 70 g/km

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