Update: Sharapova Nixes 'Sugarpova' Name Change
Tennis star Maria Sharapova had asked a Florida court to allow her to change her last name to "Sugarpova" for the duration of the U.S. Open so she could market a candy company in which she has reportedly invested $500,000.
On Tuesday, Sharapova decided against the name change, according to her agent Max Eisenbud.
"Maria has pushed her team to do fun, out-of-the-box-type things to get the word out about Sugarpova," Eisenbud told ESPN. "In Miami, we're going to fill a glass truck full of candy and drive it around town. This was an idea that fell along those lines. But, at the end of the day, we would have to change all her identification, she has to travel to Japan and China right after the tournament and it was going to be very difficult."