Maria Sharapova, the most marketable player in the history of women’s tennis.
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Maria Sharapova – some facts.
Before Maria Sharapova became famous tennis player, she and her family had little to nothing: At age six, the Russian-born athlete and her dad moved to the U.S. to develop her tennis game with just $700.
Maria worked hard by training all day at Nick Bollettieri"s Tennis Academy in Florida. Her father performed low-wage jobs to cover Maria’s tennis lessons, rent and living costs.
Ten years later - at age 17, Sharapova won Wimbledon in 2004. That was the first of her five Grand Slam titles. Now Maria number one in the list of the world"s highest-paid female athlete during 11 years in a row.
Sharapova became the world No. 1 for the first time on August 22, 2005, at the age of 18, becoming the first Russian female tennis player to top the singles rankings.
Sharapova has been featured in a number of modeling assignments, including a feature in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has appeared in many advertisements, including those for Nike, Prince, and Canon, and has been the face of several fashion houses. In March 2016, Sharapova revealed she had failed a drug test at the 2016 Australian Open on January 26, 2016. She returned to the WTA Tour on April 26, 2017 at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix after 15 months suspicion from the WTA.
Who is Maria Sharapova"s boyfriend?
After being engaged to Slovenian basketball player Sasha Vujacic and having a serious relationship with Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov, Maria Sharapova found a love match in British millionaire Alexander Gilkes. Maria and her entrepreneur boyfriend Alexander Gilkes confirmed their romance on Instagram in October 2018, though they"re believed to have been dating since at least March.
Now ranked No.29, Sharapova has battled with right shoulder issues since undergoing surgery in the summer of 2008. Struggling with injury, Sharapova has been able to play just three events so far in the 2019 season, having been forced to retire in two of them.
Sharapova"s next scheduled event is the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, which begins in Stuttgart, Germany on April 22nd. We wish all the best and to Maria in her tennis carrier.