THE mere mention of Maria Sharapova playing in Manila was enough to excite sports fans.
What more if she turned up in her most charming best.
The popular Russian tennis goddess turned on the charm in her maiden appearance in Manila on Friday night, winning her match and winning hearts of fans in the process during the IPTL tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Not only did the world No. 2 show that she got game, but she also gamely signed autographs and posed for selfies with fans at ringside while giving out a thrilling performance on the court.
Here are some of the pics to prove it: