Maria Sharapova responds to controversy over pop-up Wimbledon sweet shop

Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts at match point during her women's singles first round match against Britain's Samantha Murray on day two of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 24, 2014
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Maria Sharapova brushes off criticism of her pop-up Wimbledon Sugarpova sweet shop.

Maria Sharapova has brushed off criticism from healthcare experts surrounding her Wimbledon pop-up sweet shop.

The Russian tennis star, who was knocked out of the Grand Slam by Angelique Kerber in the fourth round, has her own range of sweets branded Sugarpova.

The 27-year-old opened up a Sugarpova Candy Lounge on Wimbledon High Street on June 16, and while it has been well received by fans, healthcare experts have questioned Sharapova's move.

According to the Daily Mail, when asked about the controversy, Sharapova said: "Criticism but great sales afterwards. It's the best day after the criticisms. If you want to provide some more..."

Sharapova founded the confectionery company in 2012.

Russia's Maria Sharapova returns against Portugal's Michelle Larcher De Brito during their second round women's singles match on day three of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on Jun
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