As if tennis star Maria Sharapova wasn't already ridiculously talented enough, she has recently stated that she'd love to "act in a movie" one day. While in India for business, Sharapova gave an interview to the Hindustan Times where she said:
“Right now, too many things are happening in life. I’m tied up with my matches, brand associations and several other commitments. But someday, given an opportunity I would love to act in a Hollywood movie.”
There is a very long list of professional athletes that have gone on to respectable acting careers; as well as some that have even just dipped their toes in the acting waters. Certainly, too many to list here. Former female MMA star Gina Carano has quit the sport and is now a full-time actress. Current undefeated MMA star Ronda Rousey has also stated interest in acting in a movie one day as well. But in the tennis world, perhaps Maria's greatest inspiration is Andy Roddick's girlfriend, Brooklyn Decker? The famous model-turned-actress has starred in the hugely budgeted $200 million dollar flop Battleship, as well as the comedy What to Expect When You're Expecting.
Neither movie had very good reviews, so perhaps Maria will have to look elsewhere for acting tips.
[H/T: Larry Brown Sports]