Website Spotlight: Mara Santangelo
Published March 10, 2009 12:00
The winner of nine Sony Ericsson WTA Tour titles (one in singles, eight in doubles), 27-year-old Italian Mara Santangelo has been ranked as high as 27th in singles and fifth in doubles (both achieved in 2007). Head over to her website to really get to know her on and off the court.
The first eye-catching feature on Mara's colorful, flashy site is the revolving assortment of moving pictures at the top of each page. They range from on-court highlights to fashion shots. An especially useful feature is a calendar containing all the dates of the tournaments she's scheduled to play.
Click on the "Top Secret" section in the "Profile" category to learn everything there is to know about Mara, ranging from the meaning of her tattoo to what she looks for in men. Also in the "Profile" category is a farily unique "Staff" page. It features a listing of everyone who assists Mara, from her surgeon to her lawyer. To learn about the development of her tennis career, click on the "About Me" section.
The "Media" section features moving photos of Mara from galleries of a variety of tournaments and a couple of well-produced video highlights set to catchy music. Fans who want to post their thoughts on all things Mara should click on the "Mara Fans Club Forum". They will have to register, though, to access the message board. Lastly, Mara's site has news, diary and guestbook sections.
Visit Mara's official website at www.marasantangelo.com.