Maria Sharapova, Tennis Star, Takes First Golf Lesson

Wednesday August 5th, 2015
Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts after beating US player Coco Vandeweghe during their women's quarter-finals match on day eight of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2015.
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The best way to spend time off after Wimbledon? Take up golf.

Maria Sharapova posted a photo of her first golf lesson on Twitter this week, and she appears to be a natural. Some solid wrist hinge on the backswing! Sharapova is a five-time major champion, a lefty that had to compete against one of the greatest players her sport had ever seen in her prime. She's just like Phil! In a few weeks, she'll have a chance to do something Mickelson could never do: win a U.S. Open, the year's final major in tennis. 

The men's top-ranked player also is spending time away from the court on the course. Novak Djokovic posted a photo of himself on a Team Europe-themed golf cart with a plea to 2016 Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke. 

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