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Maria Sharapova, Height, Weight, Age, Biography & More

Maria Sharapova

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Bio
Real NameMaria Yuryevna Sharapova
NicknameThe Siberian Siren
ProfessionTennis player
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 185 cm
in meters- 1.85 m
in feet- 6' 1"
Weightin Kilograms- 68 kg (in 2015)
in Pounds- 150 lbs (Approx.)
Measurements34-24-36
Eye ColourGreen
Hair ColourBlonde
Tennis
International DebutTurned pro in 2001
Coach/MentorSven Groenveld
Nature on fieldCool
Favourite ShotForehand
Achievements (main ones)• Winner of 5 Grand Slams.
• 35 singles WTA titles, 4 ITF titles.
• She achieved the No. 1 ranking in August 2005.
• She has won 592 games in her career while losing only 142.
Career Turning PointAfter achieving the No.1 ranking in 2005, it was difficult for the opponents to move past Maria.
Personal Life
Date of Birth19 April 1987
Age (as in 2016)29 Years
Birth PlaceNyagan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
NationalityRussian
HometownNyagan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
SchoolKeystone National High School, Pennsylvania (Distance Education)
CollegeN/A
Educational QualificationsN/A
FamilyFather- Yuri Sharapova
Mother- Yelena Sharapova
Sharapova with Parents
ReligionEastern Orthodox Christian
EthnicityRussian
HobbiesSinging, Dancing, Watching Movies, Modeling
Controversies• Tested positive for doping, traces of Meldonium found in blood samples; the drug was banned recently. As a result, WTA has suspended Maria for 2 years. She says that she had a prescription for it and was using it to deal with Magnesium deficiency and her family's history of Diabetes.
• Sharapova once said that she didn't know who Sachin Tendulkar was; she was criticized for such a statement especially by people from the Indian sub-continent.
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodRussian & Thai Cuisines
Favourite FilmTitanic
Favourite SingerMadonna, Adele
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsSasha Vujacic (2008-2010)
Sasha Vujacic
Grigor Dimitrov (2013-2015)
Grigor Dimitrov
HusbandN/A
ChildrenN/A
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionRange Rover, Porsche 911 Carrera
Money Factor
Net Worth$125 Million

Maria Sharapova

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Maria Sharapova

 

  • Does Maria Sharapova smoke: No
  • Does Maria Sharapova drink alcohol: Yes
  • Sharapova’s parents fled their home in Gomel, Belarus following the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Sharapova has thus donated heavily to Chernobyl related projects.
  • When Maria and her father moved to the US, they couldn’t speak English and had only $700 in pocket. Since Maria was too young to enroll in a Tennis academy, her father worked odd jobs and coached Maria himself on public Tennis courts.
  • Maria signed her first deal with Nike at the age of 11.
  • At the age of 15, she became the youngest player ever to reach the finals of the Australian Open junior tournament in 2002.
  • Maria Sharapova is the most searched athlete on Yahoo in the years 2005 and 2008.
  • Sharapova became the UN Goodwill Ambassador in the year 2007.
  • Maria was engaged to basketball player Sasha Vujacic in 2010 but called it off later.
  • In the year 2010, Maria launched her own apparel line named “Nike Maria Sharapova collection.”
  • Maria Sharapova won a silver medal at the London Olympics, 2012.
  • Maria has also launched a successful candy line called “Sugarpova” and has her own brand of perfume as well.
  • Sharapova has a habit of grunting while hitting the ball. The maximum intensity of Maria’s grunt recorded on the court is 105 decibels.
  • Maria is an avid reader having profound interests in “Pippi Long Stocking” and “Sherlock Holmes” series.
  • She enjoyed an extensive list of sponsors viz. Canon, Land Rover, Cole Haan, Nike, Parlux, Prince Sports, Tiffany & Co., Sony Ericsson & Tag Heuer.

 

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