Maria Sharapova – tennis player, was born on April 19, 1987 in the city of Nyagan, Tyumen region. She is best known as the seventeen-year-old Wimbledon winner of 2004.
In the biography of Maria Sharapova tennis enthusiasm manifested itself in 4.5 years. Not only a strong, but attractive athlete was only 17 years old when she won a very prestigious Wimbledon title. Maria took up professional sports in 2001, at the age of 14. When she was 9, she moved with her father from Russia to Florida, where she was able to train tennis at the Academy of Nick Bolletieri.
The athlete worked steadily on her skill. In 2003, at the open championship of Japan, Sharapova claimed the right to win. Meanwhile, Maria sometimes took up modeling work, she was often compared with Anna Kournikova. The British newspaper The Guardian called Sharapova a sportswoman with a promising future.
Maria stunned the world of tennis by defeating champion Serena Williams at the 2004 Wimbledon competition in singles. Sharapova earned the second and third most important victories, winning against Justine Henin-Ardenne at the 2006 US Championships, as well as Ana Ivanovich in 2008 at the Australian Championships. In the biography of Maria Sharapova, there was only one defeat – at the Australian Championships in 2007, where Serena Williams showed the best result.
Additional data: the growth of Mary according to the Women’s Tennis Association is 188 cm. The city of Nyagan is located in Siberia, hence the nickname of the sportswoman “Siberian Serena”. Also, Sharapova is called “screaming Cinderella”, because she acts loudly during the beating of the ball. The Evening Standard newspaper said that it was struck by the sound of Maria’s sounds during the 2004 Wimbledon competition: “Worst of all, her voice reaches 86.3 dB, which is the same as standing next to a roaring motorcycle, or screaming gibbon at a zoo.”
According to the WTA website, Maria is interested in reading books, her favorite being Sherlock Holmes and Peppy Long Stocking.