Maria Sharapova's Ball Boys

5/15/2006 4:56 PM PDT

Thursday in Madrid, tennis superstar Maria Sharapova personally picked seven male models to be her ball boys at the Sony Ericsson Championship on the WTA Tour. Fifteen hot models showed up hoping to make the final cut. Maria ran them through the ringer, testing the young gents on tennis rules, history, and typical ball boy duties.

One hopeful bit the dust big time when he couldn't remember who won the 2004 Wimbledon Championship (hint: rhymes with Sharapova). Maria decided on the lucky final seven with help from retired Spanish tennis star, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario.

Check out pictures of Sharapova and the final seven, it's quite a beautiful site.