Evian has extended its sponsorship of Wimbledon for a further five years – and retained the services of former champ Maria Sharapova as brand ambassador.

Sharapova won Wimbledon in 2004 and currently tops the women’s tennis rankings. She has signed on for three more years with the Danone Waters brand.

Evian’s latest deal with the All-England Club will run until 2017.

“Everyone at Evian is immensely proud of our association with Wimbledon,” said Danone Waters UK managing director Adam Grant.

“It is the highlight of the British summer and the perfect opportunity to showcase the brand’s ‘Live Young’ ethos.”

Evian global brand director Michael Aidan added: “Our partnership with Maria started when she was just back from injury and her fantastic comeback is a great source of inspiration for all of us. She epitomises the idea of healthy living with a touch of glamour.”