Maria Sharapova is on the cover of the September issue of SELF magazine (on newsstands August 26) and talks about, like the cover says, how she wins at life.
Her competitive drive: “It’s ferocious and powerful, and it’s about winning.”
Where’s the help?: “After I did a picture with the trophy, I got on the train [to London] with a friend, and we’re lugging our bags around, and I was, like, ‘Wait, I just won the French Open yesterday! Where are the butlers?’”
Her on-court beauty regimen: “When I’m out on the court, I’m not thinking about how I look. I do my ponytail in two seconds, and I’m not wearing a stitch of makeup. I’m confident in my skin, and I’m there to play the game.”
Her eating habits: “Carbs are important for my sport, but it’s about finding the right balance between them and protein. In the morning, I have fruit, then rye toast with goat cheese and a piece of ham. When I’m playing tournaments, I try to minimize things that can create inflammation, like lactose, and goat cheese is easier for me to process than butter. For lunch, it’s a protein like chicken and then soup, because I’m Russian and we love soups. For dinner, I’ll have fish, like salmon or sea bass, and rice or potatoes.”
Read more from Maria’s SELF interview here.
Watch a behind-the-scenes look at her cover shoot: