Maria Sharapova Covers HAMPTONS August 2012

Posted Monday August 20, 2012 6:21 AM GMT

With the U.S. Open Tennis Championship taking place from August 27 til September 9, it's fitting to find Maria Sharapova chosen to cover the latest issue of HAMPTONS magazine.

The 25-year-old Russian ace showed off her attractive looks in a yellow and white Poleci silk color block dress with a David Yurman chain link bracelet for the Stephan Wurth shot front page.

Meanwhile, afew highlights from Miss Sharapova's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to HAMPTONS!

On the feeling of being the first woman to carry the flag at the Olympics for Russia:
"Pretty incredible; it's such an honor. I grew up in Russia watching the Olympics - it was such a big part of our culture - and at that time, tennis wasn't as popular (in Russia) as it is now. How big the sport is over there this year as opposed to when I was watching it as a young girl makes it extra special."

On the joy of winning:
"Tennis is such an individual sport, so it's a spectacular feeling when you've achieved things that you've really worked for."

On her new business venture, Sugarpova:
"My manager, whom I've been working with since I was 10 years old, brought this to the table, and I thought it was so funny and so creative. Over the past two years, I've loved the different flavors of gummys; I thought why not put together something I could have as my own. To own something 100 percent is something that I really wanted to experience."

On if a family is in the future:
"For sure! My mother and I have a very close relationship; she had me when she was really young. I've missed that train, but absolutely, some day."

Photo Credit: Stephan Wurth for HAMPTONS