It could be argued that Maria is one of the most beautiful names in sports. Maria Sharapova and Maria Verchenova are just a few prime examples of this theory. But if you need further proof of such an hypothesis, may I present Exhibit A-dash-3: Maria Kirilenko.
Scott reminded us in yesterday’s Speed Read that Ms. Kirilenko was going to get most of her kit off for the cameras of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED - you know, the special issue that featured Bar Refaeli on this year’s cover. So, how did Maria’s shoot go? Allow us to offer up a photo essay that you’re certain to fall in 30-love with: