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    Maria Sharapova Shows Off Bikini Body During Vacation in Mexico

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    Maria Sharapova sure seems to be enjoying her time away from the tennis court.

    The 26-year-old athlete showed off her perfect bikini body as she soaked up the sunshine while on vacation in Cancun, Mexico, Tuesday.

    Sharapova, who recently lost to Serena Williams at the Sony Open semifinals, looked carefree as she worked on her tan and took a dip in the sea.

    The Russian tennis star opted for a black patterned two-piece that perfectly accentuated her long legs, washboard abs and toned physique. Sharapova kept her hair out of her face and put her locks up in a high bun.

    "I'm ready for summer...what a beautiful day ," Sharapova tweeted on Thursday as she posed in an ethereal white frock during her beautiful getaway.

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    Besides playing tennis (obviously), what's Sharapova's secret to maintaining her athletic figure?

    Sharapova recently revealed to Shape magazine that she breaks a sweat twice a day, interspersed with an hour and a half of shoulder rehab and either an ice bath or a sports massage to relax her muscles at the end of the day. 

    As for her diet, she admits she has never counted a single calorie, but fuels up on water, protein and stays far, far away from gluten. (Though, we should mention that she proudly promotes her adorable line of premium gummy candies, Sugarpova!)

    "I do weigh myself, though, to make sure I'm hydrated before matches because I sweat so much," she says. "Water is a huge part of my diet. I have to force myself to drink it."

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