Maria Sharapova is a professional tennis player. The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranked her world No. 9. Since 1994, she is a United States resident. Since 2001, she has played on WTA tour. The WTA ranked her World No. 1 in singles on 5 different occasions for 21 weeks in total. She is the only Russian and 1 on 10 women for having Grand Slam. At Summer Olympics 2012 in London, she earned silver medal in women’s singles for Russia.
For the first time, she became world no. 1 on August 22, 2005 and held ranking for four weeks for the fifth time from June 2012 to July 2012. She is ranked 3rd behind Venus and Serena Williams because of her 5 Grand Slam Titles (one each at Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open, and two at French Open) and 35 singles titles. She won WTA Finals to finish the year in her debut and won 3 doubles titles. She had rare longevity level in women’s game despite her injury-prone career. She has also been featured in several modeling assignments, including Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Full Name: Maria Yuryevna Sharapova
Date of Birth: 19 April, 1987
Marital status: Single
Occupation: Tennis Player
Net Worth: $90 million
Height: 6ft. 2in (1.88m)
Source of Income: Tennis, Endorsements, Modeling
Hobbies: Singing, Dancing, Modeling, and Watching Movies
In November 2000, she made her debut in tennis and won Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships in 16 divisions when she was just 13 years old. She given the Rising Star Award, a special distinction crowned only to exceptional players. In 2001, she made her professional debut when she turned 14. She played the first WTA tournament of her at 2002 Pacific Life Open and won before losing it to Monica Seles. Because of restrictions on the number of professional events to be played, she went to keep playing on junior tournaments. She reached the Australian Open junior championship finals when she was just 14.
In ITF junior world singles ranking, she ranked No. 6 on October 2002. She was the winner of 3 junior singles and she was runner-up at 5, along with the two junior events on Grand Slam. In junior competition, she had 47-9 of win-loss record.
In 2005, Sharapova dated Adam Levine (Maroon 5 singer) for a while, after meeting at her 18th birthday party. She also had a linkup with Charlie Ebersol, an American TV producer, in 2008. She was engaged tyo Sasha Vujacic, a Slovenian basketball player, in 2011. They had been dating since the year 2009. Sharapova later claimed that the relationship came to an end and the couple was separated in early 2012. On the same year, she started dating Grigor Dimitrov, a Bulgarian tennis player. They confirmed their relationship after Madrid Open 2013. Their relationship was ended on July 2015.
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