Maria Sharapova is a damn good tennis player, having won Wimbledon and all. The 20-year-old Russian sexpot is also the subject of many...

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In celebration of LITERALLY the hottest time of year, we're pleased to announce and kick off the 1st Annual THG Bikini Body Summer Showdown!

It's not a complicated setup. Take a look at the two bikini-clad celebrities pitted against each other below. Choose your favorite. The winner advances.

Our opening battle? Kate Upton and Kendra Wilkinson. Today? Lindsey Vonn and Maria Sharapova, two celebrated athletes with all-world looks to match.

Who will win this first-round matchup? Cast your vote below!

And the Winner is?

Lindsey Vonn vs. Maria Sharapova: Who's got the best bikini body? Vote in this first-round matchup of THG's Bikini Body Showdown! View Poll »

If you need do to more research before casting your virtual ballot, feel free to peruse our galleries of Lindsey Vonn photos and Maria Sharapova photos.

Enjoy.

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One is a beautiful singer with truth-telling hips.

The other is a gorgeous tennis star with the career Grand Slam.

And both are showing off their bodies on the covers of magazines this month, with Shakira making Self readers melt and Maria Sharapova doing the same for Shape subscribers.

Compare these sexy women now, watch a video of Sharapova's photo shoot and decide: Who would you rather give it to?

And the Winner is?

Shakira or Maria Sharapova? Choose between these beauties and which you'd prefer in bed now! View Poll »

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Maria Sharapova recently posed for the cover of Esquire Latin America's June issue in some chic summer-ready swimwear in Hermosa Beach, Calif.

The results were just made us more in love, love. Or something.

  • Maria Sharapova Esquire Cover
  • Maria Sharapova Esquire Magazine Cover

From her strikingly gorgeous features to her toned, athletic body with curves in all the right places, Maria looks strong and seriously sexy in this shoot.

Her makeup soft and natural, her blond locks slightly tousled for the perfect beach bombshell look ... it's enough to make you want to turn on Wimbledon.

Not that we wouldn't anyway for a brief look at Pippa Middleton or her pregnant sister Kate in the stands, but you get the idea we imagine.

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Grigor Dimitrov is a 21-year old Bulgarian tennis player ranked among the top 50 in the world.

But this up-and-comer sits atop a far more important list than the ATP ranking: he's number-one in the heart of Maria Sharapova!

Maria Sharapova in Action

Reporter Darren Rovell Tweeted on Saturday that Sharapova is "off the market" because she is dating Dimitrov, a rising star who has earned the nickname Baby Federer due to his fluid strokes and one-handed backhand.

That's an impressive accomplishment.

Not as impressive as the fluid strokes he is apparently earning from Sharapova... but still.

Maria , 25, was previously engaged to ex-NBA player Sasha Vujačić before the pair broke up in the spring of 2012.

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Four-time Grand Slam tennis champ Maria Sharapova is no longer engaged to professional basketball player Sasha Vujacic, she revealed yesterday.

Speaking after a third-round victory Friday, Maria was asked about the relationship and said that they've split up, "since the end of spring, actually."

"It was obviously a challenging decision, you know, from both of our ends."

Sasha Vujacic and Maria Sharapova

"I was waiting for someone to actually ask me that question," the 25-year-old Russian beauty added. "I have never really been the person to announce things."

"I never announced when we were even together or never announced we were engaged. I never have in any of my previous relationships, as well."

"It was a really nice period of time for both of us, but our career schedules just made it extremely difficult ... we still have a tremendous amount of respect for each other."

Word of their engagement came in October 2010, when Vujacic proposed on the one-year anniversary of their first meeting at a friend's barbecue.

The Slovenian guard was a first-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2004, winning two championships with them until being traded in 2010.

Sasha then one played season with the New Jersey Nets as a teammate of Kris Humphries before leaving the NBA to play professionally in Turkey.

[Photo: WENN.com]

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Brooklyn Decker vs. Maria Sharapova in tennis? That would be no contest, although the former is married to a tennis star in Andy Roddick. That counts for ... well, nothing, other than giving us material for this intro.

In a style showdown, though? You be the judge!

As a swimsuit model by trade, Brooklyn looks slammin' in anything, but the three-time Grand Slam winner is certainly no slouch. Who looked best at last night's ESPY Awards? Cast a vote and decide in this THG Fashion Face-Off!

Fashion Face-Off!

Who looked better at the ESPYs, Brooklyn or Maria? Vote in the latest edition of THG's Fashion Face-Off series below! View Poll »

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Tennis champion Maria Sharapova is engaged! To Sasha Vujacic of the L.A. Lakers! The baller proposed with a rock rivaling one of his NBA championship rings!

The pair, who were first seen holding hands about a year ago, got engaged Tuesday after Sasha popped the question at his home in Manhattan Beach, CA.

According to TMZ, Maria has been spotted out wearing the ring, and even Vanessa Bryant would be impressed by the future Mrs. Vujacic's ginormous diamond.

Sasha Vujacic and Maria Sharapova

Sasha Vujacic has more to celebrate than the L.A. Lakers' back-to-back titles. He's about to become the future Mr. Maria Sharapova! The couple just got engaged!

In news that does not relate at all to this story, Sasha has been on the Lakers' bench recovering from a concussion. This should help ease the pain somewhat.

Also interesting: While perhaps best known for her image, Maria is a three-time Grand Slam winner, holding Wimbledon, Australian Open and U.S. Open titles.

Sasha Vujacic averages 4.9 points a game career. Just sayin'. Also, he's from Slovenia (of Serbian descent) and she's Russian. Cool stuff. Congratulations to both!

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Charlie Ebersol is coming up aces in the girlfriend department.

The son of NBC sports chairman Dick Ebersol is reportedly dating tennis star Maria Sharapova, according to The New York Daily News.

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For Maria Sharapova and Charlie Ebersol, it's love/love.

Sadly, Charlie first received media attention when he and his father survived a 2004 charter plane crash; it took the lives of two crew members and Charlie’s younger brother, Edward.

Since then, the Ebersol offspring has become a film producer, collaborating with Ashton Kutcher on a documentary.

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In TV commercials for her sponsor, Canon, Maria Sharapova encourages viewers to "make every shot a power shot."

A Maria Sharapova crotch shot probably isn't what she meant.

The head of a Japanese ad agency secretly took crotch shots of the tennis icon as she posed for a Canon ad in 2005, according to a new federal lawsuit.

The gist? Toyo Shigeta, CEO of Dentsu Holdings, snapped the Maria Sharapova upskirt pictures to satisfy an obsession with women's private parts, according to the suit filed by Dentsu's former creative director, Steve Biegel.

Well, you know, to paraphrase one of the classic Seinfeld quotes, a woman's body is like a work of art, while a man's is like a Jeep - serving utility purposes only. 

Maria Sharapova Crotch Shot

This Maria Sharapova crotch shot is not the one in question.

"Taking closeup crotch shots of women is a personal obsession of defendant Shigeta," Steve Biegel says of the Maria Sharapova photos in his lawsuit.

Biegel, 44, said the company actually fired him after he complained about Shigeta's propensity for pornographic picture taking.

Biegel also says he was forced to go to a bathhouse and a Prague brothel, where Shigeta urged the married Biegel to have sex with a prostitute.

And the alleged Maria Sharapova crotch shot? It's attached as physical evidence to Biegel's complaint, and labeled as Exhibit B.

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Despite recent reports to the contrary, it doesn't appear that Adam Levine has seen Maria Sharapova nude.

A representative for the Maroon 5 frontman and man-whore denies that he recently dissed the tennis star's lovemaking skills.

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The rumors are "absolutely not true," says a rep for Adam Levine, who is said to have slept with Jessica Simpson, Natalie Portman, Lindsay Lohan and countless others.

This month, the Moscow newspaper The Exile said that Levine called 20-year-old Wimbledon champ - who he has been romantically linked with - a dead frog in the sack.

Adam Levine. Maria Sharapova. Hot.

"She wouldn't make any noise during sex," Adam Levine is reported to have said of Sharapova. "I can't even tell you how disappointed I was. I really thought, like a lot of guys, that she'd be the loud screaming type."

"She just lay there like a dead frog. She even got angry if I started to moan, said it ruined her concentration. It was so disillusioning that I went on Paxil for a month afterwards. Really, it was much more of a shock than when I found out there's no such thing as the Easter Bunny."

Levine's rep confirms that the interview never took place. Us Weekly says the story was intended as a satire. Maria Sharapova is still hot, however.

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