101 Facts About Maria Sharapova

1. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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2. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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3. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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4. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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5. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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6. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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7. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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8. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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9. Maria Sharapova kept staying in the tournament getting in touch with reporters and fans.

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10. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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11. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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12. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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13. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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14. Maria Sharapova gave an interview to the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy announcing her withdrawal from the event due to a shoulder injury.

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15. Maria Sharapova wanted to go the distance in St Petersburg tournament.

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16. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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17. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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18. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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19. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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20. Maria Sharapova will now play Daria Kasatkina in the second round after the third seed had a bye first up.

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21. Maria Sharapova went through a lot of tough moments in 2018 having dealt with a shoulder injury that forced her to end season at the US Open.

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22. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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23. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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24. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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25. Maria Sharapova had made a smashing start to the tournament after registering a straight-sets victory over Daria Gavrilova of Australia.

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26. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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27. Maria Sharapova is in the midst of a concerning form drought.

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28. Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy before her second round match due to a lingering shoulder injury.

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29. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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30. Maria Sharapova is close to the world of fashion and show business.

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31. Maria Sharapova began playing tennis as a young child, and in 1993 she caught the attention of Czech-born American tennis star Martina Navratilova.

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32. Maria Sharapova does a charity work by establishing Maria Sharapova Foundation.

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33. Maria Sharapova made an announcement related to her failure of drug test for Australian Open in March 2016.

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34. Maria Sharapova has endorsed various brands such as Prince, Nike and Canon.

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35. Maria Sharapova was born on 19th April 1987 as Maria Sharapova Yuryevna Sharapova.

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36. Maria Sharapova is a model off-court and was featured in number of modeling campaigns.

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37. Maria Sharapova dated Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine for a short time in 2005 after they met at her 18th birthday party.

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38. Maria Sharapova took her first tennis lessons with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin, who was instantly impressed when he saw her play, noting her "exceptional hand-eye coordination".

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39. Maria Sharapova spent her first two years in America separated from her mother Yelena, who was denied a visa until finally being allowed to join her family in June 1996.

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40. Maria Sharapova was slowed by shoulder problems for much of 2007 and 2008, although she managed to win her third Grand Slam with a dominant showing at the 2008 Australian Open.

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41. Maria Sharapova claimed her first WTA victory at the 2003 AIG Japan Open and reached the fourth round at Wimbledon on her first attempt during the same year.

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42. Maria Sharapova has an estimated net worth of $135 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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43. Maria Sharapova became the 10th woman to earn a career Grand Slam with her French Open win in 2012, and she added a second French crown in 2014.

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44. Maria Sharapova starts to lose her range from the back of the court and Kirilenko holds to 30.

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45. Maria Sharapova signed a three-year deal to be brand ambassador for Porsche in 2013.

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46. Maria Sharapova began using the Prince Shark OS at that tournament specially designed for her.

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47. Maria Sharapova's gave the racquet she used in the 2004 Wimbledon final to Regis Philbin when taping Live with Regis and Kelly.

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48. Maria Sharapova used the Prince Triple Threat Hornet for part of 2003 and then used several different Prince racquets until the US Open.

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49. Maria Sharapova had earlier collaborated with Nike on the "little black dress" that she wore for her night matches at the 2006 US Open.

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50. Maria Sharapova's signed a sponsorship deal in January 2007 with Gatorade and Tropicana, which ended in 2009.

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51. Maria Sharapova's starred in an award-winning campaign for the sports clothing brand Nike, "Pretty", in the summer of 2006.

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52. Maria Sharapova's posed in a six-page bikini photoshoot spread in the 2006 Valentine's Day issue of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, alongside 25 supermodels.

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53. Maria Sharapova's topped that list every year until 2016, even after her 2007 shoulder injury.

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54. Maria Sharapova's stated at the time that she was planning to travel back to the area after Wimbledon in 2008, though it didn't happen since she had to travel back to the US because of her shoulder injury.

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55. From 2005 to 2011, Maria Sharapova was named to the Forbes Celebrity 100, which attempts to compile the top 100 most powerful celebrities of that year.

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56. Maria Sharapova has lived in the United States since moving there at the age of seven.

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57. Maria Sharapova began dating Paddle8 president and co-founder Alexander Gilkes in January 2018.

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58. Maria Sharapova is known for on-court "grunting", which reached a recorded 101 decibels during a match at Wimbledon in 2005.

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59. Maria Sharapova is thought to have good speed around the court, especially considering her height.

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60. Maria Sharapova's is one of the few players on the WTA tour who often use the reverse forehand.

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61. Maria Sharapova was supposed to play Alize Cornet but she was suffering from a viral illness.

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62. Maria Sharapova has lived in the United States since moving there at the age of seven, but retains her Russian citizenship, and is therefore eligible to play in the Fed Cup for Russia.

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63. Maria Sharapova admitted to testing positive for meldonium, an anti-ischemic drug usually prescribed for heart conditions that was added to the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned substances list on January 1, 2016.

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64. Maria Sharapova recorded her first win in Russia in thirteen years with a straight sets win over Daria Gavrilova at the 2019 St Petersburg Ladies' Trophy.

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65. Maria Sharapova ended the season inside the top 30, ranked 29.

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66. Maria Sharapova exited Wimbledon with a three set lost to Vitalia Diatchenko despite being up a set and serving for the match.

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67. Maria Sharapova played two exhibition matches, losing her debut to Greece's Maria Sakkari but defeating Natalia Vikhlyantseva.

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68. Maria Sharapova faced sixth seed Caroline Garcia in the opening round but lost in three tight sets.

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69. Maria Sharapova received a wildcard to enter the Qatar Open, losing in three sets to Monica Niculescu in the opening round.

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70. Maria Sharapova recorded her first opening round loss since 2013, with a straight-sets loss to eighth seed Magdalena Rybarikova.

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71. Maria Sharapova's was defeated by 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova from Latvia in the fourth round.

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72. Maria Sharapova's opened the US Open against world No 2 Simona Halep, and won in three sets, her first US Open win since the 2014 US Open.

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73. Maria Sharapova was given another wildcard at the Stanford Classic, her first hard court tournament since the 2016 Australian Open.

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74. At one set apiece, Maria Sharapova needed a medical timeout for her thigh, which ultimately forced her to retire in the third set.

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75. Maria Sharapova played a second round encounter with Eugenie Bouchard which after three sets Sharapova lost.

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76. Maria Sharapova's would have faced Ekaterina Makarova in the 1st round, but withdrew hours before the match, citing a left forearm injury, and was replaced by Margarita Gasparyan.

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77. Maria Sharapova began her 2016 season at the Brisbane International where she was the defending champion.

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78. Maria Sharapova's beat Gavrilova in straight sets to advance to the final, where she faced Carla Suarez Navarro.

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79. Maria Sharapova's beat Victoria Azarenka in the quarterfinals in straight sets to set up a re-match with Daria Gavrilova.

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80. Maria Sharapova began her clay season in Stuttgart where she was the three-time defending champion.

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81. Maria Sharapova's ended the year as world No 2, behind Serena Williams.

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82. Maria Sharapova's ended her year with a win against Radwanska in three sets, finishing 3rd overall in the White group.

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83. Maria Sharapova still had a chance of making the Semis, but she needed to beat Radwanska in two sets, and Wozniacki needed to beat Petra in straight sets as well.

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84. Maria Sharapova lost her 2nd round robin match to Kvitova in straight sets; her first loss to Petra since 2011.

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85. Maria Sharapova's was drawn in the white group, with Petra Kvitova, Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki.

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86. Maria Sharapova was ranked No 2 heading into the WTA Tour Championships, with a chance of overtaking Serena Williams as world No 1.

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87. Maria Sharapova's faced Ivanovic again but lost in a roller coaster three-setter despite having two match points.

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88. Maria Sharapova's received a first round bye and faced Garbine Muguruza in her opener, she won in 3 sets.

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89. At the 2014 Australian Open Maria Sharapova, ranked 3rd, was knocked out of the tournament in the 4th round by the 20th seed, and eventual finalist, Dominika Cibulkova.

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90. Maria Sharapova had not played since August 2013 due to a recurring shoulder injury and made her comeback at the 2014 Brisbane International.

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91. At the 2013 French Open, Maria Sharapova reached the final again, beating Azarenka in three sets in the semifinals, but there she lost in straight sets to Serena Williams.

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92. Maria Sharapova's beat 16th seed Sloane Stephens in straight sets in the third round, but then did not play her quarterfinal match against seventh seed Sara Errani and retired from the tournament due to a viral illness.

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93. Maria Sharapova's faced Serena Williams for the 15th time, losing for the 12th consecutive time in straight sets.

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94. Maria Sharapova's received a bye into the second round and successfully reached the final without dropping a set, where she faced 2011 Indian wells champion and former world No 1 Caroline Wozniacki.

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95. Maria Sharapova's reached the semifinals at the Qatar Total Open, losing to Serena Williams for the 10th straight time in her career.

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96. Maria Sharapova's defeated Olga Puchkova and Misaki Doi in the first two rounds without losing a game in either match, the first time a player has won in back-to-back double bagels at a Grand Slam tournament since the 1985 Australian Open.

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97. Maria Sharapova's started her season at the Australian Open seeded second.

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98. Maria Sharapova's lost to Serena Williams for the 13th consecutive time in the final.

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99. Maria Sharapova's made it to the quarterfinals, losing to Samantha Stosur.

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100. Maria Sharapova was seeded third at the US Open, but had no hard-court tune-ups after the Olympics due to a stomach virus.

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101. Maria Sharapova's played in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, her first Olympics.

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