1. Despite indicates an illogical occurrence.
We had a good time despite the bad weather.
2. In spite of has the same meaning and usage as despite.
We had a good time in spite of the bad weather.
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Maria Sharapova Tennis
Not long into her pro career, it became clear that tennis star and model Maria Sharapova was not going to be just another version of Anna Kournikova.
Whereas Kournikova s beauty and brand quickly rendered her so so career obsolete, Sharapova brought all the beauty (and then some) and brand power but showed she is a talented, solid pro.