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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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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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 Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy before her second round match due to a lingering shoulder injury.
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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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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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45. Maria Sharapova signed a three-year deal to be brand ambassador for Porsche in 2013.
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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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50. Maria Sharapova's signed a sponsorship deal in January 2007 with Gatorade and Tropicana, which ended in 2009.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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101. Maria Sharapova's played in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, her first Olympics.
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