Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player. 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.
In March 2016, Sharapova revealed she had failed a drug test at the 2016 Australian Open, admitting to testing positive for meldonium, a substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) at the start of 2016. On June 8, 2016, she was suspended from playing tennis for two years by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
Maria Sharapova Height Weight Age Bra Size Body Measurements Affairs Facts Favorite Things
|Biography Statistics Info
|Real Name||Maria Yuryevna Sharapova|
|Nickname||The Siberian Siren|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 185 cm
in meters- 1.85 m
in feet- 6′ 1″
|Weight||in Kilograms- 68 kg (in 2015)
in Pounds- 150 lbs (Approx.)
|Bra Breast Size||34 B|
|International Debut||Turned pro in 2001|
|Nature on field||Cool|
|Achievements (main ones)||• Winner of 5 Grand Slams.
• 35 singles WTA titles, 4 ITF titles.
• She achieved the No. 1 ranking in August 2005.
• She has won 592 games in her career while losing only 142.
|Career Turning Point||After achieving the No.1 ranking in 2005, it was difficult for the opponents to move past Maria.|
|Date of Birth||19 April 1987|
|Age (as in 2016)||29 Years|
|Birth Place||Nyagan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Aries|
|Hometown||Nyagan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union|
|School||Keystone National High School, Pennsylvania (Distance Education)|
|Family||Father– Yuri Sharapova
Mother– Yelena Sharapova
|Religion||Eastern Orthodox Christian|
|Hobbies||Singing, Dancing, Movies, Modeling|
|Controversies||• Tested positive for doping, traces of Meldonium found in blood samples; the drug was banned recently. As a result, WTA has suspended Maria for 2 years. She says that she had a prescription for it and was using it to deal with Magnesium deficiency and her family’s history of Diabetes.
• Sharapova once said that she didn’t know who Sachin Tendulkar was; she was criticized for such a statement especially by people from the Indian sub-continent.
|Favourite Food||Russian & Thai Cuisines|
|Favourite Singer||Madonna, Adele|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Sasha Vujacic (2008-2010)
Grigor Dimitrov (2013-2015)
|Cars Collection||Range Rover, Porsche 911 Carrera|
|Net Worth||$125 Million|
Maria Sharapova Interesting Facts List:
- Does Maria Sharapova smoke: No
- Does Maria Sharapova drink alcohol: Yes
- Sharapova’s parents fled their home in Gomel, Belarus following the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Sharapova has thus donated heavily to Chernobyl related projects.
- When Maria and her father moved to the US, they couldn’t speak English and had only $700 in pocket. Since Maria was too young to enroll in a Tennis academy, her father worked odd jobs and coached Maria himself on public Tennis courts.
- Maria signed her first deal with Nike at the age of 11.
- At the age of 15, she became the youngest player ever to reach the finals of the Australian Open junior tournament in 2002.
- Maria Sharapova is the most searched athlete on Yahoo in the years 2005 and 2008.
- Sharapova became the UN Goodwill Ambassador in the year 2007.
- Maria was engaged to basketball player Sasha Vujacic in 2010 but called it off later.
- In the year 2010, Maria launched her own apparel line named “Nike Maria Sharapova collection.”
- Maria Sharapova won a silver medal at the London Olympics, 2012.
- Maria has also launched a successful candy line called “Sugarpova” and has her own brand of perfume as well.
- Sharapova has a habit of grunting while hitting the ball. The maximum intensity of Maria’s grunt recorded on the court is 105 decibels.
- Maria is an avid reader having profound interests in “Pippi Long Stocking” and “Sherlock Holmes” series.
- She enjoyed an extensive list of sponsors viz. Canon, Land Rover, Cole Haan, Nike, Parlux, Prince Sports, Tiffany & Co., Sony Ericsson & Tag Heuer.
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