There hasn't been much about tennis in Maria Sharapova's social media posts of late. Not only did the WTA season end a couple of weeks ago, but there has been no major news regarding her on-court career since the news about the reduction of her suspension from early October. Recent social-media posts from Sharapova have more to do with her Halloween costume and her efforts in the marketing of Sugarpova.

Sharapovawas Pippi Longstocking on Oct 31st

In mid-October Sharapova mentioned at her official Facebook page that she "Had a wonderful night attending the Tiger Woods Foundation 20th Anniversary Gala in NYC." She can be seen towering overTiger Woods in a picture from the extravaganza.

On November 1st, she updated her status regarding what she did for Halloween after sheattended a party as Pippi Longstocking, a fictional character who Sharapovaclaimed was her "childhood hero" (pic far below).

Since then her social media updates have mainly had to do with her Sugarpova candy. Sharapova, who is a marketing sensation, can be seen in one social media post pretty much modeling in a colorful picture where she's holding a jar of candy with oodles more on the cupboards in the background (seen immediately below).In a post from today, November 7th, Sharapova's verified Facebook page mentions that she is in Dubai where she has a booth set up "at the Yummex Middle East food show."

Get to the tennis?

On Twitter, it's pretty much more of the same as Sharapova has some recent tweets that basically advertise her candy brand.

However, a November 4th tweet does show her on the practice courts in an unmentioned location. She's pictured with Tommy Haas, the German player who used to be ranked No. 2 in the world ages ago on the ATP Tour. Sharapova claims that she had a "'light' practice" with emphasis on the word light. She then uses the ever-so-popular hashtag #WhatIsALightPractice.

Serena Williams has also been active in social-media posts lately as well. Between Sharapova's posts and Williams, I'd have to say I like the latter's a little better because at least with Williams there's not a consistent plug for a product she's trying to sell (ie. Williams' updates are more like news updates).

Current World No. 1 Angelique Kerber also updated her status recently, where she acknowledged the efforts of new men's No. 1 Andy Murray.

As for an answer to Sharapova's hashtagged question, how about a light practice is one that you don't try your hardest in because you know that you won't be on court in real matches for several more months? Look for Sharapova to return in 2017 in time for the French Open, a tournament that she has won twice this decade. In between now and then I'm guessing she's going to be all about her Sugarpova candy.

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