Celeste Sloman Photographs Maria Sharapova for The New York Times

Celeste Sloman has shot portraits of tennis star Maria Sharapova for a recent feature in the New York Times, written by Christopher Clarey. In the article, Sharapova says that the death of Kobe Bryant, a longtime friend of hers, was one of the reasons leading to her deciding it was time to end her tennis career. Read the article "Maria Sharapova Wants to Be Clear: She Is Retiring From Tennis, Not Quitting" here

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