The Wall Street Journal

Ralph Gardner Jr. talks with Maria Sharapova about her premium candy line Sugarpova. The Wall Street Journal posted the article with the headline: Sweeter Volleys.

Quote: “Ms. Sharapova was born in Russia and moved to the U.S. when she was 7. My family is from Russia too, though decades earlier. My mother still speaks fluent Russian. Somehow our conversation segued to the subject of candy—perhaps because there were bags of gum balls and gummy candy made by Sugarpova, Ms. Sharapova’s candy company, artfully arrayed on the table between us.

I recalled how my family substituted jam for sugar in their tea, a Russian custom. In fact, I’d recently been out to Brighton Beach to score my mother plum and sour-cherry jam that she remembered from her childhood.”

Read the rest of the article here.