Women's tennis superstar and Land Rover driver, Maria Sharapova, 19, was in London today for a pre-Wimbledon Sony Ericsson Women's Tennis Association (SEWTA) party in Kensington, where she gave party guests and on-lookers a sneak preview of the all-new Land Rover Freelander 2.
Miss Sharapova is an official Land Rover ambassador in North America, where she promotes the vehicles, and she currently uses her Range Rover at her home in the USA.
Speaking at the event, Miss Sharapova said: "I drive a Land Rover at my home in the USA. Since I was 15 and first saw Land Rovers in the US I have admired their unique design and British-ness. I currently have Range Rovers, but am a big fan of the new Freelander 2. I love the fact I can use my i-Pod straight through its sound system, and I can get my coach, my dad, my agent and all my equipment in the car too."
The SEWTA party was held at Kensington Roof Gardens in London, and was hosted by the owner, Sir Richard Branson.
The all-new Freelander 2 will appear at the British International Motor Show at the Excel exhibition centre in London's Docklands from 18 July 2006.Published 25 June 2006