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Maria Sharapova

“I’m a six foot blond Russian with 5% body fat. I’m gorgeous!”

Maria Sharapova: Rules of Life(30 y.o.)
Maria Sharapova

50 Interesting Facts

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  • 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.
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  • Enjoys Hip-hop and R&B music.
  • Has the extensive list of sponsors include Canon, Land Rover, Cole Haan, Nike, Parlux, Prince Sports, Tiffany & Co, Sony Ericsson and TAG Heuer.
  • When Martina Navratilova saw a young Sharapova playing at a tennis clinic in Moscow she told Maria's father that his daughter was gifted.
  • Her father is friend with the father of Yevgeny Kafelnikov, one of Russia's most successful male players.
  • Her favorite singers are Madonna, and Adele.
  • Her favorite destination is Paris, Le Marais.
  • Yevgeny Kafelnikov's Father presented the four-year-old Maria with a cut-down racket.
  • In 1994 Maria and her father emigrated to Miami to pursue her potential.
  • Was in a relationship with basketball player Sasha Vujacic. Couple engaged in 2010 but called it off later.
  • Also was in relationship with Grigor Dimitrov.
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  • Her favorite color is yellow and pink.
  • Has an extremely strong following on social media (in 2014 became the first tennis player, male or female, to pass 15 million fans on Facebook).
  • Was the most searched athlete on Yahoo in 2005 and 2008.
  • No. 1 player in the world in 2005 and 2012.
  • Suffered shoulder injury.
  • Her favorite fragrance is Stella McCartney and Maria Sharapova Perfume.
  • When her father and Maria moved to US they couldn't speak English and had only $700 in pocket which they borrowed from Maria's grandparents.
  • She was too young to enroll in a tennis academy so Yuri worked odd jobs and coached Maria himself on public courts.
  • Her mother's visa to US was denied until 1996 when she finally was allowed to join the family.
  • Got a full-time scholarship to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, which has also produced stars such as Andre Agassi, Boris Becker and the Williams sisters.
  • She is a first Russian woman to win Wimbledon Grand Slam.
  • 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.
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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...

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