Back in March, Tesla launched the Odyssey of Pioneers: a 22,000 mile, round-the-world tour of its all-electric Roadster, specially tricked out by Tesla's brand partner, watchmaker TAG Heuer. The fun began in Switzerland, then moved across Europe to India, China, and Japan. Now, the TAG Heuer Tesla Roadster has arrived in America for a tour of 12 U.S. cities, including Las Vegas, New York, and D.C., as well as Baton Rouge, Savannah, and Raleigh. (Odd, yes, but we're sure Tesla's marketing team have their reasons.)

After arriving in L.A. a couple of days ago, tennis star and TAG Heuer ambassador Maria Sharapova took the Roadster out for a spin. As you'll see from the clip below:

a) Size apparently does matter.

b) Sharapova's better at knocking balls around than kicking tires.

c) The chemistry of blonds, convertibles, and California is undeniable.

d) If we were asked to test drive one of the baddest, fastest EVs on the planet, we would rather not do so in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

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