Maria Sharapova Launches Range Of Chocolate

Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova at Porsche Arena, Stuttgart on April 19, 2014. Sharapova's candy company has launched a range of chocolate. Alexander Hassenstein/Getty

The life of former world no.1 Maria Sharapova still seems to be pretty sweet in spite of serving a provisional ban from tennis for doping.

Sharapova, 29, has been absent from the court since March 12 after testing positive for the banned substance of meldonium at the Australian Open in January.

But the five-time Grand-Slam champion has spent her new-found free time launching a first range of chocolate from her candy company, Sugarpova.

There remains a chance that Sharapova will feature at the Wimbledon Championships, which run from June 27 through July 10, with her chocolate bars also on sale.

There are plans for the bars, which go on sale from Sunday (May 15) and cost between $4.99 and $5.99, to be available in a pop-up Sugarpova store at Wimbledon Village.

An official launch of the product is set to take place in the United States later this month.