Agence France-PresseJanuary 11, 2014 03:31
An Australian waiter's bold request for a "selfie" from Maria Sharapova has met with an icy response from the Russian world number three.
Sharapova admitted she was taken aback when her bill at a Melbourne cafe arrived together with the waiter's smartphone and a request for a photo, along with an autograph.
Sharapova, who was relaxing ahead of next week's Australian Open, duly took a picture -- not of herself, but of a man sitting nearby.
"I actually took a picture of the guy next to me. True story," she told journalists on Saturday.