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Maria Sharapova Biography
- 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 Bollettieris 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, Marias 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, Marias favorite dessert is anything. Maria favors Russian music and food, but except for Italian bread.
Maria Sharapova Filmography
- (2011) 125 Years of Wimbledon: You Cannot Be Serious as Herself - 2004 Wimbledon Champion (also archive footage)
- (2010) French Open 2010 as Herself
- (2010) US Open 2010 as Herself
- (2010) Wimbledon Championships 2010 as Herself
- (2009) Arthur Ashe Kids' Day 2009 as Herself
- (2009) Homecoming with Rick Reilly as Herself
- (2009) Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as Herself - Guest
- (2009) US Open 2009 as Herself
- (2009) Wimbledon Championships 2009 as Herself
- (2008) CQC - Custe o Que Custar as Herself
- (2007) Chelsea Lately as Herself - Guest
- (2007) Forbes 20 Under 25: Young, Rich and Famous as Herself (archive footage)
- (2006) Celebrity Debut as Herself (archive footage)
- (2006) Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank? as Herself
- (2005) 20 to 1 as Herself (archive footage)
- (2005) Charity Jam as Herself
- (2005) ESPY Awards as Herself
- (2005) Matthew's Best Hit TV+ as Herself
- (2005) Stars for Stars: A Celebration of Tennis Excellence as Herself
- (2005) Try Before You Die as Herself
- (2004) ESPN 25: Who's #1? as Herself
- (2004) Hello Paradise as Herself
- (2004) Open Access as Herself
- (2004) The Big Fat Quiz of the Year as Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
- (2003) Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show as Herself
- (2003) Jimmy Kimmel Live! as Herself
- (2003) No Strings as Herself
- (2003) Rome Is Burning as Herself (archive footage)
- (1999) The Early Show as Herself
- (1998) Total Request Live as Herself
- (1994) Extra as Herself
- (1994) The Footy Show as Herself
- (1993) Late Show with David Letterman as Herself
- (1993) Late Show with David Letterman as Herself - Guest
- (1992) The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as Herself
- (1988) Live with Regis and Kathie Lee as Herself
- (1987) Biography as Herself
- (1981) 20 heures le journal as Herself
- (1952) Today as Herself
Maria Sharapova Trivia and Facts
- 2004 womens 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 didnt 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". Shes 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 FHMs "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 Amélie 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 magazines "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.
- October 2009, won the "Pan Pacific Open" in Tokyo.
Maria Sharapova Quotes
- "I wouldnt say Im 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)
- Rivalries are exciting for me and for the sport. Thats what womens tennis really needs and mens tennis doesnt lack.
Maria Sharapova Photoshoots
- "AD Sportwereld" (Netherlands), 20 June 2012
- "AD Sportwereld" (Netherlands), 11 June 2012
- "AD Sportwereld" (Netherlands), 11 June 2012, by: AFP, ""Cirkel is rond""
- "AD Rotterdams Dagblad" (Netherlands), 2 June 2012, by: AP, "Mijn leven is te saai voor twitter"
- "Spits" (Netherlands), 8 October 2009, by: EPA, "Ook Sjarapova sneuvelt in China"
- "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 2009, Iss. 56, pg. 52-55, by: staff, "Diff'rent Strokes: Crotch Watch Maria Sharapova"
- "Maasstad Weekbladen" (Netherlands), 23 April 2008, by: NIKE, "Top Shelf"
- "De Botlek" (Netherlands), 16 April 2008, by: Nike, "Top Shelf Megastores"
- "Daka" (Netherlands), April 2008, by: K-Swiss
- "Daka" (Netherlands), April 2008, by: Nike
- "Sports Illustrated" (USA), 17 February 2006, Vol. 104, Iss. 7, pg. 189+191-194+ 196, by: Walter Iooss, Jr., "Net Gains"
- "Playboy" (USA), January 2005, Vol. 52, Iss. 1, pg. 197, by: Action Images, "Grapevine: You Got Served"
Maria Sharapova Other Works
- (2005-08, 11) Print ads for TAGHeuer watches.
- TV commercials for Cannon's Power Shot compact digital camera.
- (2005-08) Print ads for Cannon's Power Shot compact digital camera.
- TV commercial for Palmolive.
- TV commercial for ESPN SportsCenter (2006)
- (2006) TV commercial: Nike - "I Feel Pretty"
- (2012) Print ads for Head YouTek IG Racquets and Penn ProPenn Marathon tennis balls along with Novak Djokovic.
- (17 May 2013) Russian Late Night with Ivan Urgant
Maria Sharapova Trademarks
- Plays right -handed
- 2 handed backhand
- Grunts loudly when striking the ball
- Towering height.
- Sexy voice