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    What's Next for Maria Sharapova?

    Announcing her retirement yesterday after 28 years in the game, the Russian tennis legend is setting her sights on the future. But what it holds remains unclear: Commanding international courts since childhood, the 32-year-old now faces the challenge of building her highly successful personal brand, anchored by huge endorsements. She steps away from the court with estimated total earnings of $325 million.

    Will she still have an impact on the game? What Sharapova does in retirement, observers suggest, could reveal how other big-name athletes may fare once they put down the racket themselves.

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