Who is Maria Sharapova?

Maria Sharapova is a Russian former professional Right-handed (Two-Handed Backhand) tennis player, model, and entrepreneur. Sharapova competed on the WTA tour from 2001 to 2020 and had been ranked world No. 1 in singles by the WTA on five separate occasions, for a total of 21 weeks. She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam. She is also an Olympic medalist, having won a silver medal in women's singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Sharapova achieved a rare level of longevity in tennis, with several tennis pundits and former players calling Sharapova one of tennis's best competitors

What is Maria Sharapova famous for?

Maria Sharapova is best famous for being a Russian professional tennis player who ranked world No. 1 in singles by the WTA on five separate occasions.

Where is Maria Sharapova?

Maria Sharapova was born as Maria Yuryevna Sharapova in the Nyagan town of Russia on 19 April 1987. His nationality is American and ethnicity is Russian. Her zodiac sign is Aries but her religion is not yet known. Her parents, Yuri and Yelena, moved to the USA in 1994. The reason for moving to the USA was to avoid poverty.  In 1991 when she was four, she began practicing tennis regularly with her father at a local park. In 1993, at the age of six, Sharapova attended a tennis clinic in Moscow run by Martina Navratilova, who recommended professional training with Nick Bollettieri at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Sharapova's father took various low-paying jobs to fund her lessons until she was old enough to be admitted to the academy. In 1995, she was signed by IMG, who agreed to pay the annual tuition fee of $35,000 for Sharapova to stay at the Academy, allowing her to finally enroll at the age of 9. About her education and qualifications, she attended IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, United States.

What is Maria Sharapova's career?

Sharapova first hit the tennis scene in November 2000, when she won the Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships in the girls' 16 division at the age of just 13. Sharapova made her professional debut in 2001 and played her first WTA tournament at the Pacific Life Open in 2002. She made her debut at Australian and French Open junior championship in 2002 and US Open in 2001. She made her senior debut for all the before in 2003. She claimed her first Grand Slam event at Wimbledon in 2004 when she was just 17. Sharapova became the world No. 1 for the first time on 22 August 2005, at the age of 18, becoming the first Russian female tennis player to top the singles rankings, and last held the ranking for a fifth time for four weeks from 11 June 2012, to 8 July 2012. She won five Grand Slam titles — two at the French Open and one each at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open, winning 36 titles in total, including the year-ending WTA Finals in her debut in 2004. She also won three doubles titles. She could not give her best performance during 2007 and 2013 due to her shoulder injury. She also suffered an ankle injury in 2011. She made her Olympian debut at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and won silver.

She claimed her second French Open title by defeating Simona Halep in 2014. Moreover, in 2015, she won Italian open, became runner-up in the Australian Open. In March 2016, Sharapova failed a drug test and was suspended from playing tennis for two years by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Sharapova returned to the WTA tour in April 2017 and scored two WTA titles after two years. She defeated Timea Bacsinszky in straight sets which were also her 800th career singles match in 2019. On 26 February 2020, Sharapova announced her retirement from tennis. Besides, tennis, Since February 2007, has been a United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador, concerned specifically with the Chernobyl Recovery and Development Program and had done many charitable works.

Who is Maria Sharapova married to?

Maria is still not married but she has been involved in a couple of few relationships tilt date. She was in a relationship with an American singer, Adam Levine back in 2005 which ended the same year. She then dated a tennis player, Andy Roddick from 2005 to 2006. After him, she held a short-lived romantic relationship with the writer, Charlie Ebersol in 2008. After that, she met Sasha Vujacic and fell in love with him. This time she stayed for a very long time of 3 years from 2009 to 2012. It was her longest relationship to date. Similarly, In 2011, Sharapova got engaged to Slovenian professional basketball player Sasha Vujačić, with whom she had been in a relationship since 2009. However, On 31 August 2012, The pair canceled the engagement and separated earlier that year. Lastly, she began an affair with  Grigor Dimitrov in 2013. This time too, came to hit the ground in 2015. Since then, there is no information regarding her personal life. She is currently single. She is currently living a lavish life in Manhattan Beach, California, U.S

What is Maria Sharapova's net worth?

The five-times World no.1 WTA tennis player, Maria Sharapova has an estimated net worth of $195 million as of 2020. Her average salary is still under review. According to Forbes, she has been named highest-paid female athlete in the world for 11 consecutive years and earned US$285 million (including prize money) since she turned pro in 2001. Additionally, Sharapova has been featured in several modeling assignments, including a feature in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has appeared in many advertisements, including those for Nike, Prince, and Canon, and has been the face of several fashion houses, most notably Cole Haan. She endorsed the mobile phone company Motorola. Also, she upheld a contract with Land Rover and Canon, as well as the brand Tag Heuer and jeweler Tiffany and Co. and she also received sponsorships from Gatorade and Tropicana. Moving on to her real estate, Maria has a luxury house in California, US estimated value of 2 Million USD. She owns multiple real estate properties in Russia and the US. Maria Sharapova owns car collection brands that include Mercedes Benz, Range Rover, Audi, and Porsche.

What is Maria Sharapova's height?

Maria Sharapova has a tall height of 6 feet 2 inches and a weight of 59 kg. This proportion of her height is very ideal for her tennis and modeling career. Not only her height but she is stunning to her looks with her Blonde hair and green eyes color. Further her body measurement is 36-26-36 inches. Similarly, her bra size is 32B, dress size 4 US and her shoe is 11 US. She has a straight sexual orientation.