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Maria Sharapova in Potters Fields for Winter Olympics promotion

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova was in Potters Fields Park on Thursday to promote the candidature of her home city of Sochi to host the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova's motorcade drove right in to the park
Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova plays tennis with schoolchildren from south-west London
Midsummer's Day in Potters Fields Park
Midsummer's Day in Potters Fields Park

It's not the first time that a tennis court has been installed in Potters Fields Park. Three years ago Monica Seles and John McEnroe played tennis on a floating court on a Thames barge that was then lifted onto a scaffolding platform in the park.

The newly-refurbished park is being used for an increasing number of corporate events and publicity stunts. Last week the stars of the latest Shrek movie held their photocall in the park.

The next major public event in the park is a live relay of Tosca from the Royal Opera House on Tuesday 3 July.

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