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Maria Sharapova© WTA
  • Nationality: RUS ()
  • Birthdate: April 19, 1987
  • Birthplace: Nyagan, Russia
  • Residence: Bradenton, FL, USA
  • Turned Pro: Pro (April 19, 2001)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
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  • 2013 Final Ranking: 4
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Coached by Sven Groeneveld ... Father is Yuri; mother is Yelena ... Started playing at age 4; at age 6 took part in Moscow exhibition that featured Martina Nav ... Read Full Bio

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  • ITF Announces No More "Silent Bans"
  • leaving some in the public to question if in fact the player was serving a "silent ban" or really was injured. Earlier this year, Maria Sharapova came out ahead of her decision to announce she had been provisionally suspended. The ITF agreed this wasn't good for the sport. "The ...
  • 2016-08-23
  • Appeal Delayed! Maria Sharapova Won't Be At The Olympics Or The US Open
  • Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced yesterday that their ruling on the Maria Sharapova doping appeal won't be decided until as late as September 19. In a statement, CAS said, "Maria Sharapova and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) have agreed to defer the CAS deci...
  • 2016-07-12
  • Maria Sharapova Files Appeal With CAS, Seeks Full Elimination Of 2-Year Doping Ban
  • Sharapova officially filed her appeal with CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) in Switzerland hoping to have her 2-year ban from tennis thrown out. Sharapova and is hoping to learn of a decision by July 18. In the release: In her appeal to the CAS, Ms Sharapova seeks the ann...
  • 2016-06-14
  • 4 WTA Top 10 Led by Radwanska in Birmingham; Spain Debuts Mallorca Event
  • (2015) is the lone former champ in the field...American Pam Shriver holds the record for most Birmingham wins with four...Doper Maria Sharapova won the event back-to-back in 2004-05. MALLORCA OPEN Mallorca, Spain; Surface: grass Seeds: Garbine Muguruza, Jelena Jankovic, Ana I...
  • 2016-06-11
  • Forbes: Roger Federer Remains The Highest Paid Player In Tennis
  • Rafael Nadal $37.5M (Tennis) 29 Kei Nishikori $33.5M (Tennis) 40 Serena Williams $28.9M (Tennis) 74 Andy Murray $23M (Tennis) 88 Maria Sharapova $21.9M (Tennis) ...
  • 2016-06-10
  • Roger Federer On Maria Sharapova's Doping Ban: Zero Tolerance!
  • his 3-set win yesterday over Taylor Fritz, Roger Federer offered his thoughts on the Maria Sharapova ruling. Federer backed the 2-year ban stating there needs to be a zero tolerance policy for dopers. Via tennis.com: "I didn't get into all the details," he told reporters at th...
  • 2016-06-10
  • Almagro, Petkovic Capture Titles
  • stars? Prize money will also increase to $655K in 2012 and $1 million in 2013. Will it be enough to entice the Williams sisters and Maria Sharapova and Kim Clijsters and the "B"-level former No. 1s Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic away from the cash cow exhibitions? NOTESAmerican Donald...
  • 2011-05-22
  • Maria Sharapova Interview - Miami
  • Sharapova InterviewSONY ERICSSON OPEN - MiamiMarch 31, 2011M. SHARAPOVA/A. Petkovic3-6, 6-0, 6-2THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.Q. In light of the week you've had and with the weather conditions today and she's playing great, how satisfying is that win today?MARIA SHARAPOVA: Yeah, ...
  • 2011-04-02
  • More...
  • Djokovic, Nadal Near Rome Final, But First Face Saturday Tests; Sharapova v. Wozniacki SF
  • Murray Makes a Mess; Wozniacki v. Sharapova in Blonde Battle Today at US Open
  • Djokovic v. Del Potro Friday at French Open; Sharapova Survives, Clijsters Falls
  • Serena v. Sharapova, Henin v. Clijsters, Hewitt v. Djokovic Today at Wimbledon
  • Nadal Chokes On Blue Dirt In Stunning Loss; Federer, Djokovic Cruise; Sharapova v Serena Friday
  • Soderling, Murray Near Quarterfinal Australian Open Showdown; Roddick, Sharapova Out


  • Recent fan comments for Maria Sharapova:


    MICHAEL GANSZ
    Says:

    DEAR MARIA, Hope you're looking forward to playing next year, as I know your fans are. By reading these posts I can sense they are and I can only hope that you're hungry enough to fulfill their wishes. Trying to find the words to inspire you is a fault of mine to be sure I'm much better at correcting others at things they say out of line or insulting about you or your attitude off the court. You're so popular that this doesn't really require lots of work as you can well imagine...lol. Actually it's about 25 to 1, good vs bad, that they say about you (just guessing) but a large margarine to say the least. Meanwhile keep inspiring the younger players in your sport with outstanding play, killer instinct, and James Bond coolness under pressure. Remember the little engine that struggled up the grade, but he finally made it he never gave up. That is a victory for the ages, one that you can tell your kids about that they will tell their children. Hooray, she did it, never gave up.
    Because that's what we were put on this planet for !!!

    Posted on November 9, 2013 at 15:09 ET



    DEAN
    Says:

    MARIA WILL GET BETTER,ESPECIALLY AGAINST THE VERY ELITE PLAYERS,SUCH AS SERENA WILLIAMS AND VICTORIA ASERENKA ONCE SHE STARTS BEING COACHED BY JIMMY CONNORS !!!! I LOVED WATCHING JIMMY PLAY TENNIS.HE HAD A GREAT FIGHTING SPIRIT ,NEVER GIVE IN ATTITUDE . I CERTAINLY GREATLY ADMIRE MARIA SHARAPOVA ,ESPECIALLY GIVEN HER VERY TOUGH BEGINNINGS----- LEAVING RUSSIA AS A 7 YEAR OLD ,HAVING NO ENGLISH AND LIVING A VERY POOR EXISTENCE WITH HER FATHER.THEY ALMOST BECAME HOMELESS AT ONE STAGE WHEN HER FATHER COULD NOT PAY THE RENT !! LOOK AT HER NOW !!!--- SHE IS AN INSPIRATION TO ME

    Posted on August 5, 2013 at 04:45 ET



    james
    Says:

    maria will be the future of tennis
    all d best to u maria...........

    Posted on September 9, 2012 at 15:35 ET



    james
    Says:

    maria is best,hottest player

    Posted on September 9, 2012 at 15:34 ET



    Ludwig Kleinschmidt
    Says:

    Maria:
    I seldom miss a match you play, mostly the important tournaments. You are so beautiful! Your tennis play is so like you. I love it when you scream. Win the French Open!

    Posted on April 30, 2012 at 07:12 ET



    jack
    Says:

    go shazza!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 08:29 ET



    Yusra
    Says:

    Hey Maria
    I love your fashion and style that you bring to the court. You play good tennis and you are The sexiest player on tour.
    good luck with 2011 and may God be with you!
    and pleaseee defeat Ana Ivanovic every chance you get :D

    Posted on January 6, 2011 at 05:40 ET



    eleni
    Says:

    Dear Maria
    I am one of your biggest fan in the world so keep playing and we are all with you!

    Posted on January 4, 2010 at 12:38 ET



    Angelo Sirue
    Says:

    Hi Maria. You're the reason why I love watching tennis. I feels so good now that you're back playing again. Hope you are fully recovered. Maybe you may not win the tournaments you're playing because still you're not on top shape. It just fine. Maybe you are still adjusting especially that you've stopped playing for almost a year. Nice to see you back again and bring out that killer smash and that gorgeous outfit inside the court. God bless...

    Posted on September 7, 2009 at 11:00 ET



    telecast
    Says:

    Happy month of September 09. That was a great game with Tsvetana. I recall her from four years ago in the South Seas. You played teriffic. The outfit is unique,. keep it coming love.. (sept3,09)

    Posted on September 2, 2009 at 01:44 ET



    vogue
    Says:

    i really love Masha and Novak.. Mashavic**

    Posted on July 31, 2009 at 08:22 ET



    Houerrs
    Says:

    Smile and be thankful you are one of the greatest players the tennis world has ever seen....Look forward to the future,.. (july24.09)

    Posted on July 3, 2009 at 20:15 ET



    tjek
    Says:

    * hapy 2009. play well. *

    Posted on June 8, 2009 at 19:32 ET



    ICE-MUN
    Says:

    Hi Maria. It was a good game at the second round of Wimbledon 09. First time I really sat down and watched one of your matches since perhaps the last one against Serena at the final of The Australian Open some years ago..So it has been a long time. But I see that your father is not the coach these days..Hope all is good. It would be a good time to have a nice break and relaxing. Take good care,..

    Posted on June 5, 2009 at 06:57 ET



    Turpentine
    Says:

    GOOD LUCK FOR THE UPCOMING MATCHES. HOW'S THE WEATHER KEEPING ON THAT SIDE OF THE WORLD..HA HA. HOPE TO SEE MORE OF YOU GUYS DOWN UNDER NEXT YEAR. (june24.09)

    Posted on June 4, 2009 at 04:33 ET



    tea
    Says:

    All the best Mariya for future tournaments. You are an amazing player and tennis as well is a tough game. Take care!!

    Posted on June 4, 2009 at 04:16 ET



    Kelvin
    Says:

    I've been waiting for you playing tennis on courts.
    I think the tournament in which you exclude is very meaningless. In fact, you're the queen among women tennis players.

    Posted on March 2, 2009 at 02:02 ET



    Ron Klose
    Says:

    Hi Maria;

    I'm looking forward to your return to the tennis curcit, with a fully healed shoulder.
    Love to watch you play. Good luck.

    Ron


    Posted on March 4, 2009 at 14:06 ET



    Peter Mahon
    Says:

    Maria,
    I look forward to your return, 'fully fit', to the Tour in Australia '09. Hope all is well and that injuries are healing.
    Peter

    Posted on November 6, 2008 at 08:31 ET



    Ally
    Says:

    Hi waz up!

    Posted on November 3, 2008 at 09:30 ET



    Donna Eloise Varquez Mandin
    Says:

    Hi Maria! ur my #1 female tennis idol.. Hope we could play together when i go abroad. see you soon! mwah! take care always maria..

    Posted on October 6, 2008 at 19:56 ET



    donna mandin
    Says:

    hi maria! ur my #1 female tennis idol.. hope we could play together when i go abroad. mwah! take care always maria..:)

    Posted on October 6, 2008 at 19:53 ET



    marla chavez
    Says:

    hi! you're a great player. you always give your best shot. i just want to tell you that you inspire me. keep up the good work and good luck

    Posted on August 6, 2008 at 22:43 ET



    AVITA ROCHE
    Says:

    Hey Maria,I wish all the best for wimbledon.I hope u will gain ur top spot again.I am happy that inspite of u r beauty u have down to earth attitude.Great going.Last time u wore swan type of outfit at wimbledon and this time whatever outfit u wear i wish it brings u more luck.
    ALL THE BEST.

    Posted on June 9, 2008 at 01:04 ET



    Peter Olubunmi
    Says:

    Maria Sharapova may loose top spot now, I know she'll come back to the top. I love her. She is the best female tennis player, she might be weak on clay, she'll win french open soon.
    Go Maria....

    BomsiE

    Posted on June 7, 2008 at 21:22 ET



    Dinesh Arya
    Says:

    My self only listen & read on new paper only.First time see in field at Doha total open.She is great & excellent player.

    Posted on February 5, 2008 at 04:40 ET



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