SINGAPORE - It was a big day for Maria Sharapova on Thursday, as she played tennis on Singapore's first floating tennis platform and helped create a portrait with gold dust a day before the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global officially kicked off at the Singapore Sports Hub.
The platform, which measured 35 by 17 meters across the water at Clifford Pier, took TAG Heuer 10 days to build and install. It was unveiled as Sharapova played her exhibition with Michael Chang.
There was much more to the event though: Sharapova met one of her youngest fans, eight-year-old Joshua Wong, a non-Hodgkin lymphoma sufferer, through the Make-A-Wish foundation; she helped create a gold dust portrait with speed painting artist Michael Raivard; and she did media appearances.
Check out 15 of the best pics from Sharapova's pre-Singapore blitz here, courtesy of Getty Images: