Maria Sharapova Biodata

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Personal Information:

Full name : Maria Yuryevna SharapovaMaria-Sharapova-photos-by-sports-heartjohn-com

Born : April 19, 1987 Nyagan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Country :  Russia

Residence : Bradenton, Florida,United States

Hair color : Blonde

Eye color : Green

Measurements : 32.5B”-24″-34″ (82-61-86.5 cm)

Height : 6 ft 2 in

Weight : 59 kilograms

Playing Style : Right-handed

Interested in : Fashion, Singing, Dancing, Movies

Career:

Singles

Career record : 448–109 (80.43%)

Career titles : 27 WTA, 4 ITF

Highest ranking : No. 1 (August 30, 2005)

Current ranking : No. 1 (June 25, 2012)

Australian Open : W (2008)

French Open        : W (2012)

Wimbledon          : W (2004)

US Open                : W (2006)

Other tournaments

Championships    : W (2004)

Doubles

Career record : 23–17

Career titles : 3 WTA

Highest ranking : 41 (January 30, 2012)

Australian Open : 2R (2003, 2004)

US Open                : 2R (2003)

 

Maria Sharapova Biography:
Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player and she is born on April 19, 1987 Nyagan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union . As of June 25, 2012 she is ranked world No. 1 and is the only Russian player in the top-10 in the list. A United States resident since seven years old(1994), Maria Sharapova has won 27 WTA singles titles, including four Grand Slam singles titles. She has also won the Championships in 2004. The Women’s Tennis Association has ranked Maria Sharapova World No. 1 in singles on five separate occasions(things). She became the world No. 1 for the first time on August 22, 2005, and again reached the world No. 1 ranking for the fifth time on June 11, 2012. Maria Sharapova is the richest among women’s sportspersons at 26th place with earnings of USD 27.9 million in the year 2012

 

Sharapova made her professional breakthrough in the year 2004 at age 17, when she defeated two-time defending champion and top seed tennis player Serena Williams in the 2004 Wimbledon final for her first Grand Slam singles title. She entered the top 10 of the WTA Rankings with the win. So that win shows the Sharapova capability and performance. She subsequently won major titles at the 2006 US Open and 2008 Australian Open, before being forced out of the game for ten months by a recurring shoulder injury, which ultimately required surgery in October 2008. Sharapova returned to the game in May 2009, returning to the top 10 in March 2011 and capturing her fourth grand slam title at the 2012 French Open. By doing so, it made her the 6th woman in the Open Era to complete the career grand slam.

Awards:

Maria Sharapova was the most searched-for athlete on Yahoo! in 2005 and 2008. Since February 2007, she has been a United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador, concerned specifically with the Chernobyl Recovery and Development Programme. In June 2011, she was named one of the “30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present and Future” by Time, and in March 2012 was named one of the “100 Gr Awards
- Has appeared on the cover of SI, ESPN The Magazine, Forbes (listed as one of the richest female athletes in the world); also featured in People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People”, Vogue Italia, USA Today, Teen People’s “20 Teens Who Will Change the World”, W, YM and SPORT Magazine’s “21 Athletes to Watch Out For in the 21st Century”, among others.
- Has appeared on NBC’s Today and Tonight Show, Entertainment Tonight, Live with Regis and Kelly, Inside Edition, ESPN’s Sportscenter and Cold Pizza, Fox and Friends, CBS’ Early Show and Craig Kilborn, MTV’s TRL, Access Hollywood and the Tour’s Magazine Show, among others.
- Awards received include WTA

Fan Favorite Singles Player,

Humanitarian Of The Year,

Most Fashionable Player (On Court),

Most Fashionable Player (Off Court) and

Most Dramatic Expression (2010);

include Tour Player of the Year and

Most Improved Player of the Year in 2004,

also Whirlpool’s 6th Sense Player of the Year in November 2006;

also owns three ESPYs, one in 2005 (Best Female Tennis Player) and

two in 2007 (Best Female Tennis Player, Best International Female Athlete).