25 Facts about Russian Tennis Player Maria Sharapova

Russian Tennis Player Maria Sharapova

  1. Maria Sharapova – No. 1 player in the world (2005 and 2012). Today Russian tennis player is No. 4 in the world (2014).
  2. The famous Russian tennis player won her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2004. In 2006, she won her second Grand Slam tournament – US Open. In 2008 – a victory at the Australian Open. In 2012 and 2014 – victories at Roland Garros in France.
  3. Sharapova won the silver medal at the Olympics in London (2012).
  4. The Russian tennis player makes a characteristic shout when she hits the ball.
  5. Maximum power of Maria’s shouts on the court – 105 decibels.
  6. Maria believes that shouting helps her concentrate.
  7. Maria’s rivals feel suppressed by her shouting; they believe that it should be banned.
  8. Father of Maria Sharapova attends all games of his daughter and behaves very noisily, which also irritates the opponents of the Russian tennis player.
  9. Maria Sharapova has an amazing will to win.
  10. Maria Sharapova was the flag bearer of the Russian team at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London (2012).
  11. Mary was born in Siberia, in the city of Nyagan.
  12. Maria’s parents moved to the city of Sochi (Krasnodar region of Russia)two years after the birth of their daughter.
  13. The famous Russian tennis player Yevgeny Kafelnikov gave Maria her first racket.
  14. When she was 6 years old, Maria Sharapova was lucky to play with the famous tennis player Martina Navratilova, when she visited Moscow. Navratilova noticed a talented child and advised the girl’s father to enroll Maria in a tennis academy in Florida (USA).
  15. Maria Sharapova actively advertises a variety of brands.
  16. The height of the Russian tennis player is 188 cm. Weight: 59 kg.
  17. The famous Russian tennis player is one of the highest paid athletes in the world. For example, in 2012, she earned around 30 million USD.
  18. Sharapova repeatedly was named the highest paid female athlete in the world (including her advertising contracts)
  19. The Russian tennis player is involved with the projects dealing with the consequences of the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.
  20. Since 2007 Maria Sharapova is a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Development Program.
  21. At the time of her appointment as a Goodwill Ambassador, Maria handed to the UN a check for 100 thousand dollars to be spent on 8 projects to eliminate damage of the Chernobyl radiation disaster.
  22. Maria Sharapova established the Foundation for young people living in Chernobyl-affected areas. Among the activities of the Foundation is giving higher education scholarships for talented youth.
  23. Maria Sharapova is developing her confectionary brand – candy under the brand name Sugarpova.
  24. Since 2013, under the brand Sugarpova, Maria is also developing a line of fashion accessories.
  25. Sharapova was included on the list of 100 most influential celebrities by Forbes magazine.

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