Maria Sharapova Biography

About Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova is a women’s tennis legend in her own right, known for her aggressive playing style and sharp forehanders. Her passionate love and perspiring diligence made her the first Russian ever to win the career grand slam in the history of tennis. 

The former World No. 1, was also the silver medalist in the 2012 Summer Olympics, making her the Tennis’ Ultimate Competitor.

Maria is hailed as a ‘true winner’, by her fans because of her never to say die attitude and was also famously known as the face of women’s tennis.

Apart from being an outstanding Tennis player, she is a scintillating and enticing beauty queen, who through her spellbinding personality became popular across the entire globe.

Sharapova’s perfect model sized body made her featured in numerous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues and garnered a considerable amount of brand endorsements.

Biography of Maria Sharapova

Name: Maria Sharapova

Nickname: Masha

Known As: Former World No. 1 tennis player

Profession: Tennis Player

Date of Birth of Maria Sharapova: 19 April 1987

Age of Maria Sharapova: 34 Years (as of 2021)

Height of Maria Sharapova: 185 cm, 1.85 m, 6’ft 1”in

Weight of Maria Sharapova: 68 kg (150 lbs)

Body Measurements of Maria Sharapova: 34-24-36

Eye Colour: Green

Hair Colour: Blonde

Zodiac Sign/Star Sign: Aries

Known Languages: Hindi, and English

Religion: Eastern Orthodox, Christian

Favourite Cuisines: Russian and Thai 

Favourite Singers: Madonna and Adele

Favourite Colors: Teal and White

Favourite Movies: Mona Lisa Smile, and Pearl Harbor

Hobbies: Fashion, Singing, and Dancing

Net Worth of Maria Sharapova: $39 Million (approx.)

Marital Status: Unmarried

Nationality: Russian

Home Town: Nyagan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Currently Living: Bradenton, Florida, U.S.

Controversies about Maria Sharapova

1. According to a news source, she was found guilty by the World Anti-Doping Agency for using a banned drug named Meldonium. As a result, the International Tennis Federation gave Maria a two years ban that barred her from playing any sort of professional tennis.

However, Maria in defence pleaded that she had a prescription for it. And, was using it to deal with Magnesium deficiency which is hereditary in her family.

2. In an interview when asked about the legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar, she said that she had never heard the name and didn’t know who he was. 

The comment made by Maria spread like a wildfire and she witnessed a tremendous backlash from the Indian citizens who criticized and trolled her for such disrespecting remarks regarding a Cricketing legend. 

Interesting Facts About Maria Sharapova

1. Owing to her exceptional talent and her net worth, she is regarded as one of the World’s Richest Female Athletes.

2. When she was six years old, her parents took her to a Youth Tennis Clinic, Moscow to polish her skills.

3. She made her professional tennis debut on her 14th birthday and competed for her maiden tournament titles in 2003 for which she was awarded the title of WTA Newcomer of the Year.   

4. She is also known for her social awareness campaigns and became a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme.

5. She announced her retirement from tennis on 26 February 2020.

6. Maria’s bewitching looks and attractive personality has made her endorse popular brands like Nike, Prince, Canon, and Cole Haan.

7. After gaining a handsome amount of popularity across the world, she launched her Tennis apparel line named Nike Maria Sharapova Collection and further owns a candy line with the name of Sugarpova.

8. Maria’s exceptional social media outreach, made her one of the most searched athletes on Yahoo.

Grand Slams Won by Maria Sharapova

Grand Slam Title/MedalYear
Wimbledon2004
US Open2006
Australian Open2008
French Open2012 and 2014
Summer Olympics, London – Silver Medal2012

Awards Won by Maria Sharapova

AwardsYear
WTA Newcomer of the Year2003
WTA Player of the Year2004
ESPY Best Female Tennis Player2005
Russian Cup Female Tennis Player of the Year2006
ESPY Best International Female Athlete2007
WTA Most Fashionable Player (On Court)2010
Medal of the Order For Merit to the Fatherland 1st Class2012
Order For Merit to the Fatherland2016

Affairs/Boyfriends of Maria Sharapova

Sasha VujacicMaria Sharapova was engaged to the basketball player Sasha Vujacic but the couples couldn’t agree on some terms regarding their personal and professional life which led to their break up in 2012.

Grigor Dimitrov – Maria Sharapova dated Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov for 3 years, as Dimitrov and Maria shared the same profession, so it was obvious for them to develop a liking for each other, but, their love couldn’t sustain for longer period and they had to go their separate ways leading to an end of three years relationship.

Alexander Gilkes – Maria is currently dating a business named  Alexander Gilkes, and the couple soon got engaged in December 2020.

Family of Maria Sharapova

Father- Yuri Sharapova

Mother- Yelena Sharapova

Social Media Profiles of Maria Sharapova

Facebook: sharapova

Instagram: @mariasharapova

Twitter: @MariaSharapova

Education/Qualification of Maria Sharapova

School: Keystone National High School, Pennsylvania (Distance Education)

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