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Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova


Date of Birth:
Apr 19, 1987

Place of Birth:
Nyagan, Russia

Tennis Player

Turned pro:
April 19, 2001

Highest ranking:
No. 1 (August 22, 2005)

Career record:
592–142 (80.65%)

Prize money:
US$ 36,484,486

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Maria Sharapova - Summary Details

Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian: ...... ........ ......... IPA: [m..r.ij. ...rap.v.] born 19 April 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player, who is ranked world No. 4 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). A United States resident since 1994, Sharapova has competed on the WTA tour since 2001. She has 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 earned silver for Russia in women's singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Sharapova became the world No. 1 for the first time on August 22, 2005, at the age of 18, and last held the ranking for the fifth time for four weeks from June 11, 2012, to July 8, 2012. Her 35 singles titles and five Grand Slam titles&mdashtwo at the French Open and one each at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open&mdashrank third among active players, behind Serena and Venus Williams. She won the year-ending WTA Finals in her debut in 2004. She has also won three doubles titles.

Despite an injury-prone career, Sharapova has achieved a rare level of longevity in the women&rsquos game. She has won at least one singles title a year from 2003 until 2015, a streak only bested by Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, and Chris Evert. Several tennis pundits and former players have called Sharapova one of tennis&rsquos best competitors, with John McEnroe calling her one of the best the sport has ever seen.

Sharapova has been featured in a number of modeling assignments, including a feature in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She appeared in many advertisements, including those for Nike, Prince, and Canon, being the face of several fashion houses, most notably Cole Haan. Since...

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