Gallery: Sharapova's First Court
Maria Sharapova hit her first tennis balls on a court in Riviera Park in Sochi, Russia. She returned there Wednesday to a beautiful surprise - Nike had refurbished the court and the hitting wall.
Published February 05, 2014 12:10
The court in Sochi where Maria Sharapova hit her first tennis ball was reopened on Wednesday.
To celebrate Sharapova's return to her hometown of Sochi, Nike refurbished the court, and more...
With the help of some fantastic street artists, a huge mural was added to the hitting wall.
The mural illustrates Sharapova's path from a little girl in Sochi to the megastar she is today.
Girls from the Yevgeny Kafelnikov Tennis Academy came to the event to meet the WTA legend.
Sharapova is in Sochi the next few weeks to work as an NBC correspondent for the Winter Olympics.