Maria Sharapova Biography: Coached by father Yuri Sharapov, Michael Joyce and Thomas Hogstedt; mother is Yelena ... Started playing at age 4; at age 6 took part in Moscow exhibition that featured Navratilova; began training at Bollettieri Academy at age 9 (required two-year separation from mother due to visa restrictions, finances) ... Also interested in fashion, singing, dancing, movies (favorites are Mona Lisa Smile, Something's Gotta Give, Love Actually) ... Enjoys reading books in the Sherlock Holmes and Pippi Longstocking series ... Prefers Russian and Thai cuisine; favorite dessert is French crêpes w/nutella; favorite drinks are orangina, virgin strawberry daiquiris ... Signed with IMG Models in 2003. ... At 2005 Australian Open, donated value of Porsche Cayenne she won at 2004 WTA Championships (approximately US$56,300) to those affected by school hostage crisis in Beslan. Maria Sharapova Recent News:
Sharapova Gets a Rogers Cup Wild Card via Tennis Now - one year ago The Russian reached the Toronto final in 2009. Maria Sharapova has added another big tournament to her summer schedule. The Russian has added the Roland Garros 2017: Nike dresses for Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams via Womens Blog - one year ago Nikeâs biggest WTA stars Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams will both be absent from the 2017 French Open, the Russian because of being denied a Classy Sharapova to play Wimbledon qualifying, wonât request main-draw wildcard via Womens Blog - one year ago Even though Maria Sharapova technically doped at just one tournament, the 2015 Australian Open, with the substance that had been approved for years Sharapova Snub-Mariaâs Vow-USTA Answers Genie-Paris in NYC via Tennis Now - one year ago In this week's news, the French Tennis Federation snubs Maria Sharapovaâs wild card requestâprompting a vow from the former No. Sharapova Will Play Wimbledon Qualifying via Tennis Now - one year ago The 2004 champion will try to qualify for SW19.Maria Sharapova will try to work her way into Wimbledon.
The 2004 Wimbledon champion announced she Watch: Battle of the Sexes Trailer via Tennis Now - one year ago Emma Stone stars as Billie Jean King.
It was the most widely-viewed tennis match of it's time and now the famed Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Maria Sharapova To The French Open: No Actions Will Get In The Way Of My Dreams via Tennis X - one year ago Maria Sharapova and WTA CEO Steve Simon respond the French Open's ruling. Benneteau, Lim Among Roland Garros Wild Cards via Tennis Now - one year ago French players lead wild-card recipients.While the French Tennis Federation denied two-time former champion Maria Sharapova a wild card, the FFT did Photos from Rome: Disaster Strikes for Maria Sharapova in Rome via Womens Blog - one year ago After being all happy and upbeat following her round one win at the 2017 Internazionale BNL dâItalia, Tuesday turned out to be a nightmare day for Maria Sharapova in Rome. Maria Sharapova Shut Down! French Open Denies Former Champ Entry Into Event via Tennis X - one year ago The French Open makes a stand. Venus Williams Wins Rome Opener, Sharapova-Lucic Rematch Tuesday via Tennis X - one year ago Two former No. 1s Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova were both winners Monday in Rome. Sharapova Draws McHale in Rome Opener, Could Face Kerber in Quarters via Tennis Now - one year ago Maria Sharapova could face Angelique Kerber in the Rome quarterfinal. The womenâs singles draw at the Internazionali BNL dâItalia was Mladenovic Received Support Facing Sharapova via Tennis Now - one year ago Players taking a rooting interest in former No. 1's matches. Maria Sharapova matches are drawing quite a bit of attention among WTA Photos from Madrid: Halep surives, Cibulkova crashes out via Womens Blog - one year ago Big namesÂ at the 2017 Mutua Madrid Open continue to struggle as the majority of top seeds have failed to make the tournamentâs third round. Halep: I Didn't Wish Bouchard Good Luck via Tennis Now - one year ago There's a reason Romanian wasn't supporting the former Wimbledon finalist. Maria Sharapova in Videos: Maria Sharapova hits Serena Williams