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Maria Sharapova was born on 19th April 1987. Maria’s full name is Maria Yuryevna Sharapova. She was from Nyagan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. Maria’s parents are Yuri Sharapova and Yelena are from Gomel, Byelorussian SSR.
Maria Sharapova’s zodiac sign is Aries.
Beautiful Maria Sharapova in Blue Bikini
When Maria was 3 she along with her family moved to Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia. Maria started playing tennis at the age of 4. This was the time when she first hit her tennis ball.
Till the age of 6, Maria attended Tennis Clinic in Moscow run by Martina Navratilova. She was professionally trained with Nick Bollettieri at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
Starting a professional career or we can say following her tennis player dream was not easy. Maria crossed so many hurdles like the language barrier and financial barrier. But in hard times her father was always there to support her. With a $700 Saving Maria father landed with her in Florida, USA. Maria’s father worked various jobs to support her child’s tennis Tuition Fees until she was signed with IMG. who funded her with $35,000 so that she can stay at the academy.
When Maria was 13 she won the Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championship in November 2000. She was awarded with the Rising Star award. This award is given to those players who are extraordinary students.
Maria Sharapova made her professional debut in 2001 where she played her first WTA tournaments at Pacific Life Open in 2002. Maria Sharapova is the youngest girl to reach the final of the Australian Open Junior Championship.
Maria Sharapova is the world Richest Female Athlete in 2015. She made $29.7 Million and made another $23 million dollars through endorsements. Maria Sharapova is the 3rd tallest female player in the world. Her height is 6 feet 2 inches. Maria is a tennis beauty. Even Roger Federer is an inch shorter.
Maria Sharapova signed a Business deal with the famous brand Nike in 1997. Nike is the biggest sponsor. In 2007 she signed another deal with Nike worth $ 70 million for 8 years and made history as the most opulent deal made with a business athlete.
Maria Sharapova in her teen life was the youngest girl to reach the final of the Australian Open Junior Championship. Maria Sharapova is the top-rated and highest-paid female tennis player. She is the most favourite and is a major attraction in the tournaments.
Maria Sharapova became the youngest Russian to win the Grand Slam.
Maria Sharapova was suspended for using banned substances. She tested positive for meldonium. In 2016 she admitted that she took the substance. She was banned by the International Tennis Federation for two years but later the period was reduced to 15 months upon appeal.