Maria Sharapova admits to secret visit to the bakery during her Australian Open run

MARIA SHARAPOVA has revealed the secret behind her Aussie Open adventure – croissants.

The Russian has reached only one major quarter-final – the 2018 French Open – since returning from a 15-month drugs ban.

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Nothing gets in the way between 🙋🏼‍♀️ and an almond croissant. Except the Aussie Open. 😱 …Ill be back for more 😉🥐

A post shared by Maria Sharapova (@mariasharapova) on Jan 9, 2019 at 6:17pm PST

Maria Sharapova admits to secret visit to the bakery during her Australian Open runAFP or licensors2 Maria Sharapova has been eating croissants in Australia

The 31-year-old tested positive for meldonium during the 2016 Australian Open in Melbourne.

Her two-hour 24-minute 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 third-round victory over defending champion Caroline Wozniacki has set up a meeting with home favourite Ashleigh Barty on Sunday.

Sharapova has now admitted she made a dash to the bakery since arriving Down Under.

An image of her holding an almond slice was posted on Instagram and the No.30 seed told a room full of journalists: “I love croissants. Who doesn't love croissants? You sound like you love a croissant, too.

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Love all the hidden laneways in Melbs.. ( such a local 😝!!) I asked an elderly French couple to take this 📸 ( because my content providing 🐻 isn’t here 😢) and in return would take theirs but wifey told me no thank you, we have way too many photos together 🤷🏼‍♀️😄

A post shared by Maria Sharapova (@mariasharapova) on Jan 7, 2019 at 4:05am PST

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Browsing through the little streets of Fitzroy 🇦🇺 and loving all the architectural gems. Any good local recommendations?? Food, shops, galleries? 👍🏻

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Maria Sharapova admits to secret visit to the bakery during her Australian Open runAFP or licensors2 Maria Sharapova celebrates her victory against Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki during their women's singles match on day five

“I'm not eating croissants on my off days. Instagram can be a big, fat lie sometimes.
“Okay, that’s not partially true. I just love exploring the city, and I had a day off last week.

“So I went to a great little bakery and had great croissants. I highly recommend it. It's called Lune.”

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