Maria Sharapova

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Name Maria Sharapova
Nick name Siberian Siren, The Queen of Screams
Profession Tennis Player
Date of birth April 19, 1987
Place of birth Nyagan, Russia (Siberian Region)
Nationality Russian
Height 5’9″(1. 75m)
Weight 51 Kgs
Hair Blonde
Family
  • Father: Uri Sharapova
  • Mother: Yelena
School Keystone High, an online high school and learnt tennis from the Nick Bollettieri Sports Academy in Bradenton, Florida, USA.
Debut in Tennis 2001 – Debuted at ITF/Sarasota-USA
Coach Robert Landsdrop, Michael Baroch and her father
Started to play tennis At the age of 4
Person to recognise her talent Martina Navratilova
First Tennis Racquet from Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Strength Mental strength and determination to win.
Friend Maria Kirilenko
Favourites
  • Books:Sherlock Holmes and Pippi Longstocking series
  • Food: Russian
  • Movie: Pearl Harbour
Loves to buy Shoes
Likes Singing and Jazz dancing
Endorsement deals with Nike, NEC and Prince.
Wimbledon Prize Money �560,500.
While playing tennis uses
  • Tennis Racquet: Prince More Attack S 920
  • Clothing: Nike
  • Shoes: Nike
Her Grunt Went as much as 86.3 decibels during Wimbledon 2004
Style of play Right handed
About Serena Williams “She’s a very strong girl. She’s not a very easy opponent. “
Her coach  about her “This teenager is just raw talent. Maria is an amazing player. She has no fear. She goes for every shot; she almost plays from instinct. She came from a background of adversity, and that is what drives her.”
Tournaments won
  • July 2004: Wimbledon Champion
  • May 2003: Cloister cup
  • Sep 2002: Peachtree city
  • Aug 2002: Vancouver Canada
  • April 2002:, Gunma Japan
  • Mar 2002: Target cup, Nasdaq-100 Open, Key Biscayne, Florida, USA
  • Nov 2001: Chanda Rubin American ITF Circuit, South Carolina USA
  • Oct 2001:Chanda Rubin Int’l California, USA
  • Aug 2001: Ex-Pilsen, Czech Republic
  • Jul 2001: Ex-Pilsen
  • Nov 2000: Eddie Herr USA
  • Oct 2000: Angela maria lopera
Facts
  • The first Russian to win a Wimbledon singles title, third-youngest women’s champion in history
  • Ranked number- 8 in  the WTA ranking.
  • Earns �1 million through contracts with Nike and Prince.
  • In 2003, profiled in W magazine and USA Today, named one of the “coolest girls” in America by YM magazine.
  • IMG, the sports management company, agreed to sponsor Maria and put up the $35,000 US per year it costs to stay at the Bollettieri Academy.
  • Though born in Siberia her family lived in Sochi, Russia before moving to USA.
  • Her father had only $700 when he moved from Russia to USA.
Address Bradenton, Florida USA
Quotes “It’s always been my dream to come here(Wimbledon) and win but it was never in my mind that I would do it this year. “

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