Maria Sharapova is a well-known professional tennis player from Russia. She started playing professional tennis since she was 14 and has retained the world’s number one spot on five different occasions. She is one of the 10 female tennis player and the only Russian to win the Career Grand Slam – all 5 Grand Slam titles – one Wimbledon, one US Open, one Australian Open and the two French Open, having won Silver for the country in women’s singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Maria wanted to be a tennis sensation and started training at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. She came into the limelight when she won the 2004 Wimbledon Women’s Single at the age of 14 years. Sharapova bears a super-model like a body with natural breasts that fit her into a number of modeling assignments. Having gifted with amazing heights, she has graced the covers of several international magazines.
Maria Sharapova was born on the 19th of April 1987, in Nyagan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. She is currently 32 years old.
|Birth Name||Maria Yuryevna Sharapova|
|Native Name||Мари́я Ю́рьевна Шара́пова|
|Nickname||Masha, The Siberian Siren, Sibirskaya Sirena|
|Date of Birth||April 19, 1987|
|Place of Birth||Nyagan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union|
|Age||32 years old|
|Profession||Professional Tennis Player|
|Religion||Russian Orthodox Christian|
- Father – Yuri Sharapova
- Mother – Elena Sharapova
- Siblings – Not Known
At the age of six, she attended a tennis clinic in Moscow run by Martina Navratilova, who suggested her to join IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. She was trained by Rick Macci, in the Rick Macci Tennis Academy before signing off her deal with IMG.
Adam Levine, American Singer (2005) – Maria and Adam have dated for a short time in 2005. The news about their relationship was revealed by a magazine when he gave an interview to them. But, Adam sued the magazine stating that the interview had never happened.
Andy Roddick, American Tennis Player (2005-2006) – After her break-up with Levine, Maria began dating Andy Roddick, but their relationship was also short-lived. They parted their ways in November 2006.
Charlie Ebersol, Producer (2008) – Maria had a short lived relationship with Charlie Ebersol, co-creator of USA’s “The Moment” in 2008.
Sasha Vujacic, Basketball Player (2009-2012) – Maria started dating with Slovenian basketball player Sasha Vujacic in November 2009. The couple got engaged in October 2012, however, Maria Sharapova announced their separation on August 31, 2012.
Grigor Dimitrov, Tennis Player (2012-2015) – She started dating Bulgarian tennis player, Grigor Dimitrov by the end of 2012. However, after three fruitful years of their relationship, Sharapova called off their relationship in June 2015.
|Height||Feet – 6 feet 2 inches|
Centimeters – 188 cm
Meters – 1.88 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 68 kg|
Pounds – 150 lbs
|Shoe Size||11 (US) / 41.5 (EU)|
|Dress Size||4 (US) / 36 (EU) / 8 (UK)|
Maria began her professional Tennis career in 2001 and made her first WTA debut at the Pacific Life Open in 2002. She won her maiden WTA title at the Japan Open Tennis Championship. She was awarded the WTA Newcomer of the Year in 2003.
Right-handed (two-handed backhand), born left-handed
April 19, 2001
Max Eisenbud (IMG Models)
Grand Slam Singles Titles
- Wimbledon – 2004
- US Open- 2006
- Australian Open – 2008
- French Open – 2012 and 2014
No. 1 on ATF list on August 22, 2005.
Maria has been associated with numerous brands and products and worked with them in both TVC and Print Ads, including Evian mineral water, Sony Ericsson, Prince, Nike, Tiffany & Co., Colgate, Gatorade, Land Rover, Parlux, Tag Heuer, Tropicana, Canon, Porsche (signed a three year contract in 2013), Motorola, Gatorade, Tropicana, Head racquets, Sports Illustrated catalog, Cole Haan, Maria Sharapova fragrance, and Samsung.
Maria Sharapova Favorite Things
- Movie – Titanic
- Singer – Madonna, Adele
- Food – Russian and Thai cuisine
- Restaurant – Craft in Los Angeles
- Designer – Vera Wang
- Shopping Place – Kitson in Robertson Boulevard, LA
- Holiday Destination – Le Marais, Paris
Maria Sharapova Net worth
She has been on the courts since 2001 and played all forms and types of tournaments. Apart from tennis, Maria also makes money from endorsements, commercials, and product lines. Her net worth is estimated to be $195 million US dollars.
The Russian tennis sensation is fond of cars since her young age. She bought a Range Rover SUV when she was 18 and also has a Prosche 911.
Maria bought an exquisitely Longboat Key house in Southwest of Florida for $2.6 million, which includes four bedroom, 5 bathroom set up in two story Mediterranean style with a fireplace and a swimming pool. She also has a residence in Manhattan Beach, California.
Maria Sharapova on Social Media
Maria is equally popular on all of the social media platforms with more than 25 million followers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram collectively.
- Facebook – sharapova
- Twitter – MariaSharapova
- Instagram – mariasharapova
- Website – www.MariaSharapova.com
Maria Sharapova Facts
Her passion for tennis is clearly evident when she won the Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships in the girls’ 16 division when she was just 13. She was given the ‘Rising Star’ award.
Maria retains her Russian citizenship though she moved to the US at the age of 7.
Sharapova is an aggressive baseliner with power, depth, and angles on her forehand and backhand.
Maria Sharapova’s won her first Grand Slam singles title at the Wimbledon in 2004, at the age of 17, after defeating defending champion Serena Williams.
In April 2005, People named her one of the 50 most beautiful celebrities in the world.
In 2006, She was named the Highest paid female athlete in the world of all sports with annual earnings of over $18 million US dollars by Forbes.
In 2012, Sharapova won her first French Open title and became only the tenth woman to complete a Career Grand Slam. In the process, she also regained the world No. 1 ranking. She won a silver medal in the 2012 London Olympics.
Maria Sharapova was appointed the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for the UNDP specifically for the Chernobyl recovery projects in 2007.
In 2010, she launched her own apparel line “ Nike Maria Sharapova Collection”.
She was named one of the “30 Legends of Womens Tennis: Past, Present and Future” by Time, and in March 2012 was named one of the “100 Greatest of All Time” by Tennis Channel.
In 2013, Maria Sharapova along with candy expert Jeff Rubin has launched “Sugarpova”- a premium candy line. A percentage of the income generated goes to the Maria Sharapova Foundation.
In March 2016, She had failed a drug test at the 2016 Australian Open and admitted to testing positive for meldonium, a drug banned by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). She was apparently suspended for two years by ITF.
Her fastest server of her career is 121-mph.
Maria graced the magazine cover of Esquire Mexico in May 2013, D Italy in August 2013. Apart from these, she has also appeared on the cover of Russian edition of Tatler, Harper’s Bazaar, and Glamour from 2011 to 2013.
Her foundation “The Maria Sharapova Foundation” is committed to helping children around the world achieve their dreams.
Her memoir “Unstoppable: My Life So Far” was published on September 12, 2017, by Sarah Crichton Books.
Till date, Maria has won 5 grand slam titles and 35 singles titles which is a great achievement in itself. She has even won 3 titles in doubles category.