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Maria Sharapova joins hands with startup ‘The Skills’ to offer online tennis coaching

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Former World No. 1 Maria Sharapova has joined hands with a new start-up called The Skills which was launched on Tuesday. The website lets users watch instructional videos on several sports and tutorials will be available on the site by some of the world’s top athletes.

Besides Sharapova, who is a five-time Grand Slam winner, the site has also tied up with 23-time Olympic gold-medal swimmer Michael Phelps, snowboarder Shaun White, beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings, and NFL wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, among others.

5-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova joins hands with The Skills

Sharapova posted the below video on her Instagram account on Tuesday in which she talks about the project. “This project has been a labor of love, technical details, and weekly Tuesday editing calls😅 for the past few months.

Welcome to the world, @theskills!! Throughout my career I’ve been lucky to have amazing coaches by my side, who taught me not only the fundamental skills that helped me on the court, but also lessons that guide my life today.

From my first serve to my first tournament, they’ve pushed me to reach my highest potential – and for the first time ever, I’m going to be sharing those important life lessons they taught me along the way with our launch of The Skills.

 

Even better, it’s not just me – you’ll have access to my course, plus the ability to learn from @m_phelps00 @shaunwhite, @kerrileewalsh, @larryfitzgerald & a whole bunch of other sports icons. Exclusively at @theskills.

 

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This project has been a labor of love, technical details, and weekly Tuesday editing calls😅 for the past few months. Welcome to the world, @theskills!! Throughout my career I've been lucky to have amazing coaches by my side, who taught me not only the fundamental skills that helped me on the court, but also lessons that guide my life today. From my first serve to my first tournament, they’ve pushed me to reach my highest potential – and for the first time ever, I’m going to be sharing those important life lessons they taught me along the way with our launch of The Skills. Even better, it’s not just me – you’ll have access to my course, plus the ability to learn from @m_phelps00 @shaunwhite, @kerrileewalsh, @larryfitzgerald & a whole bunch of other sports icons. Exclusively at @theskills. #TheSkills

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Sharapova says, “Every world-class athlete has unique talents and skills crafted through years of hard work and dedication, but our ability to pass down that knowledge is often limited by time, accessibility and other factors.

 

The Skills changes that in a way that appeals to the world´s greatest athletes, our fans and the next generation of talent.” Maria Sharapova retired from the professional circuit in January this year and since then has been involved with a number of business ventures – some of these, like her partnership with The Skills, are directly related to tennis while others are not – like her recent tie-ups with Bala Bangles and Therabody.

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WWE SmackDown: Sasha Banks Gets Bayley To Sign Hell in a Cell Contract With a Chair

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Tonight’s SmackDown had a lot of memorable moments, but one of the most memorable was the altercation between Sasha Banks and Bayley. It all kicked off with Bayley coming out to the ring and addressing Banks’ previous words about her, and the constant Sasha talk was clearly annoying Bayley. “I’m really annoyed I have to address this tonight, but today I did four interviews, and instead of appreciating their time with the champ, they’d decided to ask the same questions about Sasha Banks,” Bayley said.

“The last thing I’m going to do is give her what she wants,” Bayley said. “I want to be done with Sasha Banks but it seems she’s an even bigger pain in my ass than she was before. Last week she said and I quote “I am Sasha Banks and my name is bigger than your title. Really? I don’t think so. you know what I think. you got a little conceited.”

“I didn’t and I won’t sign the contract,” Bayley said. “I know Sasha likes to call herself the boss. Well ding dong you are not the boss of me sister.”

Sasha then came out to the ring with the contract, and she looked intent on getting Bayley to sign it. She told Bayley to sign but Bayley refused.

Bayley then picked up a chair and went for Sasha, but Sasha ducked and picked up Bayley’s title. Bayley wanted it back but Sasha wouldn’t give it to her until she signed the contract.

Bayley then tried to hit her but Sasha trapped her in a chair and tried to get her to sign it, but Bayley countered. Sasha locked in another hold and tried to make her sign it. She kept pressing down on Bayley’s neck until Bayley signed the contract.

They will now have their match at Hell In A Cell, and we can’t wait to see what happens next.

You can find the official description for tonight’s SmackDown below.

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