Maria Sharapova Age, Bio, Height, Tennis News, Pictures, Results, Stats, Videos & More
Maria Sharapova is a former Russian professional tennis player. Maria was given her first tennis racket at the age of just 4. In 1993 at the age of 6 Sharapova attended a tennis clinic in Moscow run by one of the all-time greats Martina Navratilova. (Who recommended professional tennis training at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida).
Sharapova competed on the WTA tour from 2001 - 2020. Maria won her first Grand Slam at Wimbledon in 2004 by defeating Serena Williams at the age of just 17.
- Born - April 19th 1987 (Nyagan Russia)
- Height - 1.88m (6ft 2")
- Nationality - Russian
- Grand slams won (5) Wimbledon 2004, US Open 2006, Australian Open 2008, French Open 2012 & 2014 (Maria has won all 4 Grand Slams know as the Career Grand Slam)
- Current coach - Thomas Hogstedt
- Maria uses a Head tennis racket.
- Clothing worn - Nike
A beautiful picture of Maria holding the French Open 2014 winners trophy. (Below).
18th of December 2020 - Maria Sharapova is engaged to be married. She made the announcement via an Instagram post on Thursday 18th of December 2020. (UK time).
16th of May 2019 - Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the French Open with on ongoing shoulder problem. She made the announcement via Instagram. Here’s what she had to say “Withdrawing from the French Open today. Sometimes the right decisions aren’t the easiest ones!!
In better news, I have returned to the practice court, and slowly building the strength back in my shoulder. I’ll really miss you Paris, until next year”.
30th of January 2019 - Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the St. Petersburg Open tournament due to a right shoulder injury. Sharapova was due to play in the all Russian tie against Daria Kasatkina in the second round of the tournament but withdrew due to shoulder ailments. She said "she will meet with doctors and hopes to be playing competitive tennis again as soon as possible". Daria Kasatkina will now play in the quarter-finals.
28th of January 2019 - Maria Sharapova has beat Daria Gavrilova 6-0 6-4 in her first match since the Australian Open. The match was played in her home country of Russia at the St. Petersburg Open. This was the first time that Maria had ever played in the tournament. To watch the match highlights click here >
18th of January 2019 - Maria Sharapova has knocked the defending champion Caroline Wozniacki out of the Australian Open. Maria won the match 6-4 4-6 6-3 in 2 hours and 24 minutes on Rod Laver Arena. To watch the match highlights click here >
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Maria Sharapova is a fighter in and off of courts, her spirit is just inspiring. Posted on the 19th of July 2016 by Fabiola AM.
Maria Sharapova Pictures from the 2012 Wimbledon Championships
Tennis scoreboard at Wimbledon in 2012
Sharapova waiting for the coin toss
Maria walking to the back of the court
Maria awaiting serve
Business & Social Media
Maria Sharapova has her own candy brand called "Sugarpova"
Maria has over 8.5 million followers on Twitter, over 15.3 million followers on Facebook and over 4.1 million followers on Instagram.
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