Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2011.
- Coached by father Yuri Sharapov 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.
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