Maria Sharapova launches sweet brand 'Sugarpova'

World number three Maria Sharapova launches her own brand of sweets, 'Sugarpova'.

World number three Maria Sharapova has launched her own brand of sweets called 'Sugarpova'.

The 25-year-old, who holds claim to a career grand slam, unveiled the range in New York today, admitting that the idea had come to her agent "over a couple of drinks".

Sugarpova comes in a dozen varieties, ranging from 'Flirty' to 'Sassy' and 'Chic', plus a variety of tennis ball-style sweets called 'Sporty'.

"I wanted to own something 100% me," Sharapova explained. "Where I make all the final decisions; here I'm involved from start to finish; where I was bringing in my own people I want to work with and investing my own money. I wanted fun and young and nothing too serious. That's how it came about with candy."

The candy range is available in New York boutiques, worldwide hotel minibars and

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