“I’m a six foot blond Russian with 5% body fat. I’m gorgeous!”
50 Interesting Facts
Nicknamed: Sibirskaya Sirena which means The Siberian Siren.
Started playing at age 4.
Her net worth is $90M.
Her parents, Yuri and Yelena fled their home in Gomel following the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.
Her father behaves very noisily when he attend' Maria's game.
Finds British accents "sexy" and counts London among her favorite cities.
At age 6 took part in Moscow exhibition that featured Martina Navratilova.
Began training at Bollettieri Academy at age 9 (required two-year separation from mother due to visa restrictions and finances) ...
Revealed that her dream mixed tennis doubles partners would be Prince William, Vladimir Putin and soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.
Maria makes a characteristic shout when she hits the ball and the maximum power of Maria's shouts on the court is 105 decibels.
Her rivals feel suppressed by her shouting and believe that it should be banned.
At 15, she became the youngest person ever to reach the finals of Australian Open junior tournament in 2002.
Maria signed her first deal with Nike in 1997 when she was just 11.
She enjoys Russian and Thai food.
Favorite dessert is French crˆpes w/Nutella ...
Among her favorite books are Sherlock Holmes, Pippi Longstocking.
Sharapova has her own perfume with her own name.
Has become a major force in the business world with a series of very successful ventures including a Nike apparel collection; a Porsche ambassadorship; and launching candy and chocolate line, Sugarpova, in 2012.
Maria is a model off-court and was featured in a number of modeling campaigns.
Other interests include fashion, singing, dancing and watching movies (favorite movies are Mona Lisa Smile, Something's Gotta Give and Love Actually) ...
Maria is a model off-court and was featured in the number of modeling campaigns.
When she can she enjoys drinks like Orangina, Virgin Strawberry Daiquiris.
Was voted FHM's 7th most eligible bachelorette, finishing higher than Paris Hilton and Keira Knightley.
Signed endorsements deal with Porshe, Nike, Tiffany & Co.
Vera Wang is her most favorite designer.
Maria Sharapova keeps perfectly fit in her thirties and it is all thanks to her intense workout routine.
She likes to eat Italian bread and for the dessert, it can be anything.
After practicing with her father, Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin.
Launched her own tennis apparel line, the Nike Maria Sharapova Collection.
Won the silver medal at the Olympics in London in 2012.
Maria Sharapova's Philanthropy
Maria Sharapova has given a lot of time and money to charity, including the Maria Sharapova Foundation and her work as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme, donating over $100,000 to Gomel area of Belarus affected by Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster from 1986, and launching a $210,000 scholarship program for students from Chernobyl area; also donated value of Porsche Cayenne she won at 2004 WTA Finals (approximately $56,300) to those affected by school hostage crisis in Beslan...