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Maria Sharapova Biography

Name: Maria Yuryevna Sharapova
Nickname(s) Masha
Date of Birth: April 19, 1987
Birthplace: Nyagan, Russia (Siberian Region)
Residence: Bradenton, Florida, USA
Nationality: Russian
Height: 6'2
Weight: 130 lbs. (59 kg)
Plays: Right-handed; two-handed backhand
Clothing: Nike
Racquet: Prince
Career prize money US$16,030,304
Current WTA Single Ranking 5th with 6141 Points
Maria Sharapova with her Mother

Personal life

Maria Sharapova (Masha) has lived in the United States since poignant there at the age of seven but retains her Russian social responsibility. She has a home in Manhattan Beach, California and in early 2008, a penthouse flat in Netanya, Israel.

On February 14, 2007, Maria Sharapova was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and donated US$100,000 to UNDP Chernobyl-recovery projects. She is arrangement on settled Synonyms back to the area later Wimbledon in 2008.

Playing Style

Maria Sharapova has been labeled a sway baseliner by tennis observers, with brilliant energy, intensity, and angles on her, which are particularly effectual on hard and grass courts. She is not a traditional volleyer, instead preferring to use a powerful hail for net approaches. This also occurs when it comes to attacking a lob as she frequently uses a powerful cascade instead of an above your head slam-dunk Synonyms. And critics also demand that, for her pinnacle, Sharapova has good on-yard slowness. At the 2008 Australian Open, prominent that Sharapova to have settled Antonym her game, presentation improved pressure group and maneuvering and added the drop shot and the sliced to her repertoire of shots.

Maria Sharapova's game is not as well-fit to clay as it is to fresh surfaces. This is predominantly because she confidence in her gift to move on clay, largely because she appears uncomfortable sliding, and she herself once described as like a "cow on ice" on clay. Her limitations on the inner are reflected in her career results, as she did not win a WTA tour title on clay until April 2008 (despite having won 18 titles on new ) and because the French Open is the only Grand Slam singles title she has not yet won.


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Maria Sharapova's first and another serve is generally considered powerful. This means the serve seldom produces an ace or a assistance champion or results in a weak reply from her ally, which Sharapova to take restraint of the assembly immediately. However, a stern assume injury during early 2007 cut-price the effectiveness of Maria Sharapova's serve for quite a few months, as she routinely produced to ten double faults in many of her during this period. She after Antonym new Antonym her facility wave to a more compacted backswing (as conflicting to her traditional stretched out) in an attempt to put less hassle on her take on, but she nevertheless from time to time experienced problems with her serve throughout the rest of the year, most notably 12 double faults in her third-round loss at the 2007 U.S. Open. Her serve appeared to be more inoperative at the 2008 Australian Open, as she just 17 double faults throughout her full title run at the game. However, her plateful problems during the spring of 2008, as she 43 double faults in just four matches at the 2008 French Open and eight double faults in her subsequent round loss at the 2008 Wimbledon Championships. Observers, including Tracy Austin, trust that when Sharapova experiences problems with her serve, she repeatedly loses confidence in the rest of her game, and as findings, produces many voluntary errors and plays generally more timidly Antonym.

Sharapova is one of several dated top players, including Venus and Serena Williams, who are legendary for loud on-Federal Court.

Life Story

Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional player. At the end of 2006, she was the sphere's highest-paid feminine participant. Maria Sharapova's parentage from Homyel, Belarus, to Siberia, Russia, in 1986, after the Chernobyl fissionable pileup. She was born the following year in Nyagan, Russia.

At , Sharapova was brought to the United States by her initiator, Yuri Sharapov, to attend the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Her mother, Yelena, who could not come with them because of visa , followed a few yonks later. Sharapova has lived in the United States since then but retains her Russian right of abode Synonyms.

In 2002, Sharapova bought a shore home in Manhattan Beach, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, but most of the year near the IMG training facility in Bradenton.

Maria has been as a nation-state baseliner by and fans. She is noted for an poor double- backhand and serves, specifically for the potency and siting of shots.
She is also renowned for having a good. Likewise, critics claim that for her summit, Sharapova has fitting Antonym liveliness on-courtyard. Being an offensive player, Sharapova is usually able to daze her opponents or keep them on the run with biting Antonym angles from the baseline.

Maria Sharapova is ambidextrous and left- until she was ten a month of Sundays old, before deciding to play acceptable-handed. Although she just about for all time a fit- forehand and double-handed backhand, she has one of the most accurate double- backhand and is known to occasionally hit left-handed shots as a result of her initial left- training.

In 2007 Maria Sharapova was fixed a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme. Maria has won every Grand Slam singles title except the French Open. She believes that best the French Open will be a big contest because her assertive game does not suit clay superficial. She has for no reason won a WTA tour singles title on that shallow (yet).

In the year 2004, Maria $10,000 to victims of the tsunami adversity in Thailand. In January 2005 she donated takings of an auction for the Porsche car she won at the time-consummation WTA Tour Championships of more than $50,000 to victims of the school blockade in Beslan, Russia. On February 14, 2007, Sharapova was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and US$100,000 to UNDP Chernobyl-recovery . She is arrangement on settledSynonyms back to the area after Wimbledon in 2008.

On-court tennis outfits

Maria Sharapova is well known for designing her unique outfits, mainly for Grand Slam tournaments. Among her most memorable were her nighttime 2006 US Open dress, motivated Antonym by Audrey Hepburn's look from Breakfast at Tiffany's, her swan dazzling Antonym silver dress during the 2007 Wimbledon Championships and her 2007 US Open nightly dress, which was red and sequined with over 600 Swarovski crystals.
For the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, she wore a pair of with a translucent vest top with a tuxedo type front. The outfit also came with a blazer. She said that the suit was outstanding by haberdashery and was planned to be classy and apposite for Wimbledon.

Record against other top players

As of May 19, 2008, Sharapova's win-loss past performance against certain players who have been classified World No. 5 or higher is as follows:

  • Elena Dementieva 8-2
  • Daniela Hantuchová 7-1
  • Anna Chakvetadze 6-0
  • Lindsay Davenport 5-1
  • Nadia Petrova 5-1
  • Jelena Jankovic 4-1
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova 4-4
  • Mary Pierce 3-1
  • Ana Ivanovic 3-2
  • Venus Williams 3-2
  • Kim Clijsters 3-4
  • Justine Henin 3-6
  • Martina Hingis 2-1
  • Anastasia Myskina 2-3
  • Serena Williams 2-5
  • Jelena Dokic 1-0
  • Amelie Mauresmo 1-3
  • Jennifer Capriati 0-1
  • Monica Seles 0-1
Maria Sharapova
Title Win in Singles Title Win in Doubles
2010 Memphis Champion 2010 2005 Toray Pan Pacific Open
2009 Tokyo [Pan Pacific] 2005 Qatar Total Open
2008 Australian Open 2005 DFS Classic
2008 Qatar Total Open 2004 DFS Classic
2008 Bausch & Lomb Championships 2004 Wimbledon
2007 Acura Classic 2004 Hansol Korea Open
2006 Pacific Life Open 2004 AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships
2006 Acura Classic 2004 WTA Tour Championships
2006 US Open 2003 Japan Open
2006 Zurich Open 2003 Bell Challenge