Biography forMaria Sharapova
Date of Birth19 April 1987, Nyagan, USSR [now Russia]
Birth NameMaria Yuryevna Sharapova
NicknameMasha The Siberian Siren
Height6' 2" (1.88 m)
Maria started hitting tennis balls at the age of four. At the age of six, Maria Sharapova participated in a exhibition in Moscow that featured Martina Navratilova. So, at the age of nine, she began training at Nick Bollettieri's Tennis Academy located in Bradenton, Florida, USA. Therefore, during those two years, she was separated from her mother for two year due to visa restrictions and finances. Maria occasionally travels with her father and works with tennis coach managers Michael Baroch and Robert Lansdorp. During her leisure time off court, Maria's interest includes modeling in fashion, singing, jazz dancing and movies (Pearl Harbor (2001)). Maria enjoys reading books of her interest in the "Sherlock Holmes" and "Pippi Longstocking" collection series. Basically, Maria's favorite dessert is 'anything'. Maria favors Russian music and food, but except for Italian bread.IMDb Mini Biography By: http://megan-mullally-pictures.blogspot.com/
Plays right -handed
2 handed backhand
Grunts loudly when striking the ball
2004 women's Wimbledon champion. Defeated two-time defending champion Serena Williams 6-1, 6-4.
Born in Siberia, Russia, and raised in the United States since age seven. Father Yuri brought her to the U.S. in 1994, but mother Yelena didn't join them until two years later due to visa problems.
She was (and still is) so ambidextrous that she almost became a left-handed tennis player.
She won the 2004 WTA Championships, defeating Serena Williams 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the final to pocket one million dollars and win a new Porsche Cayenne to donate to a charity of her choice.
Her loudest grunt was measured at 101.2 decibels (louder than a motorcycle or a lawnmower) on 21 June 2005 at Wimbledon Centre Court. Previously the loudest grunt was by Monica Seles at 93.2 decibels.
According to the LA Times and Orange County Register, Maria said at a press conference she has grown a few cm this year and is now 6' 2". She's been having back pains and has had to pull out of some tournaments due to the pain which she thinks is from a growth spurt.
Became number 1 in the world in August 2005 & is the first Russian player to become the best player in the world
On the Forbes 2006 Richest Young Celebrities List, it is reported she earned $18.2 million in 2005. She was the highest-paid female athlete of the year.
Named #19 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Very close friends with fellow tennis player Maria Kirilenko.
Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2005.
She defeated world #1 'Amelie Mauresmo' 6-0, 4-6, 6-0 in the semifinals and world #2 Justine Henin 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the 2006 US Open to win the title and $1.7 million in prize money.
Named #8 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
Ranked #17 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $23 million.
Wears a size 10 shoe.
"I wouldn't say I'm in love with them." (about her endless legs)
Of course, because another three Slam titles will bring a lot more than $25 million, they would be worth even more [than $100 million]. (On whether she would give up her millions for more slam titles)
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