Maria Sharapova and her team visited the world-famous Hermitage museum on Friday, January 25. The winner of five Slams has arrived to Russia’s Northern capital to play in St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2019. That’s Maria’s first ever visit to the City on the Neva.
Over the course of the 1,5-hour long tour the tennis diva appreciated the gorgeous décor of the Winter Palace halls and the exhibited items the guide dwelled their attention on. “We’ve had a great excursion in the Hermitage. I remember a few years ago my mom told me about St. Petersburg, she spent here a several days and she had quite a busy program. Mom keeps great memories from her stay here”,
Maria said towards the end of the tour as her group was contemplating the Golden Salon of Russian Empress Maria Alexandrovna, spouse of Russian sovereign Alexander II. “I loved every beautiful hall here, they are truly unique. For instance, this very hall where we are standing right now is astonishing – all decorated with gold, simply awesome. When we entered this hall, I was agape and full of admiration. As to the paintings exhibited here, I’d say Rembrandt impressed me most”,- the tennis player added.