Maria Sharapova

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Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian: Мари́я Ю́рьевна Шара́пова, IPA: [mɐˈrʲijə ˈjʉrʲjɪvnə ʂɐˈrapəvə] ( listen); born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player. A United States resident since 1994, Sharapova has competed on the WTA tour since 2001. She has been ranked world No. 1 in singles by the WTA on five separate occasions, for a total of 21 weeks. She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam. She is also an Olympic medalist, having won silver in women's singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Sharapova became the world No. 1 for the first time on August 22, 2005, at the age of 18, and last held the ranking for the fifth time for four weeks from June 11, 2012, to July 8, 2012. Her 36 singles titles and five Grand Slam titles—two at the French Open and one each at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open—rank third among active players, behind Serena and Venus Williams. She won the year-ending WTA Finals in her debut in 2004. She has also won three doubles titles.

Despite an injury-prone career, Sharapova has achieved a rare level of longevity in the women's game. She won at least one singles title a year from 2003 until 2015, a streak only bested by Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, and Chris Evert. Several tennis pundits and former players have called Sharapova one of tennis's best competitors, with John McEnroe calling her one of the best the sport has ever seen.

Sharapova has been featured in a number of modeling assignments, including a feature in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has appeared in many advertisements, including those for Nike, Prince, and Canon, and has been the face of several fashion houses, most notably Cole Haan. Since February 2007, she has been a United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador, concerned specifically with the Chernobyl Recovery and Development Programme. In June 2011, she was named one of the "30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future" by Time and in March 2012 was named one of the "100 Greatest of All Time" by Tennis Channel. According to Forbes, she has been named highest-paid female athlete in the world for 11 consecutive years and earned US$285 million (including prize money) since she turned pro in 2001.

In March 2016, Sharapova revealed she had failed a drug test at the 2016 Australian Open on January 26, 2016. She had tested positive for meldonium, a substance that had been banned (effective January 1, 2016) by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). On June 8, 2016, she was suspended from playing tennis for two years by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). On October 4, 2016, the suspension was reduced to 15 months, starting from the date of the failed test, as the Court of Arbitration for Sports found that she had committed "no significant fault" and that she had taken the substance "based on a doctor's recommendation [...] with good faith belief that it was appropriate and compliant with the relevant rules". She returned to the WTA tour on April 26, 2017 at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

In 2018, she launched a new programme to mentor women entrepreneurs.

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2 weeks ago

Maria Sharapova

Bucket list 🙌🏻Seeing Jose Gonzalez live at The Los Angeles Theatre ... See moreSee less

Bucket list 🙌🏻Seeing Jose Gonzalez live at The  Los Angeles Theatre

 

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Happy birthday to you sweetheart Maria Sharapova with my best wishes health and Success 🎂😍

Happy Birthday to You, beautiful Maria !!!

Happy Birthday, have a nice day😘

Ciao Maria tomorrow happy birthday 32years old. You woman lucky but honest sweet girl umanity and thinking. I hope you responde my message. I good guys no lucky..Ciao Maria da Italy( Positano, Capri, spaghetti allo scoglio, cappucvino, Venice,Pisa).. My love

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,Maria Sharapova! Your birthday is the perfect time to wish you: Happiness & Success! HAPPY BIRTHDAY,Maria Sharapova! For you, this music:[Look in YouTube/Official video]: Author: john lenon Song: woman.

Happy Birthday Maria.

Happy birthday masha!!!

Happy Birthday Maria and Happy Easter. :]

You easter Maria in Italy in beautiful agriturisme.. Italy it' s beautiful country..

Happy Birthday, Maria! ❤️😘🙏🏻👏🏼

Happy Birthday!! 🎂 God Bless 😊

Happy birthday to you!!!!

Happy birthday Masha, I wish you a lot of happiness and a very good recovery so that you can play your best tennis, and I wish you to win many trophies, you're my ray of sunshine !!

Happy birthday and all the best, sweetie!

♡ HAPPY BIRTHDAY WIFE...LOVE...RONALDO.

happy all love 19/04 - ( 32 ) maria !🏳️‍🌈💛🎾🍒🥰⏰

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARIA!GOD bless you!Be happy!Enjoy! :-* ... :-)

FELICIDADES HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL MARIA SHARAPOVA youtu.be/6-w0O08BEb0

Happy birthday Maria.. Excellent health, joy and happiness :) ...

Happy birthday beautiful young lady, hope your boyfriend spoils you. thank you for the chat 12 months ago, it was inspiring. have a great Easter

I LOVE YOU MY PRINCESS MARÍA SHARAPOVA FOREVER :)

Happy birthday MaSha may you have a great year ahead 😊😘

Fantastic! I love you, Maria Sharapova! You're Super Beautiful --- MovieStar! That's fine!

Happy 32nd birthday Maria ! We love tennis !

Gotta love Sharapova bucket list's🤟🙂🇺🇸

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4 weeks ago

Maria Sharapova

First look at my new #VBGivesBack tote from Veronica Beard ! It's the first of a limited-edition artist series, with illustrations by Holland Cunningham. The best part: 100% of proceeds directly benefit NAWBO and the Sharapova Women’s Entrepreneur Program this month. Link to shop: bit.ly/2CFOfZL ... See moreSee less

First look at my new #VBGivesBack tote from Veronica Beard ! Its the first of a limited-edition artist series, with illustrations by Holland Cunningham. The best part: 100% of proceeds directly benefit NAWBO and the Sharapova Women’s Entrepreneur Program this month. Link to shop: http://bit.ly/2CFOfZL

 

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Happy Birthday! Best of wishes!!!! Hope to see you recover quickly and back in business for the coming clay court season! Stay healthy, hungry and motivated in the coming year and years to come, look forward to seeing you again in Tokyo!!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MASHA...

Mashallah great looking and lovely honey. I'm sure you are looking butifull but long time after meet you. Where are you dear

Happy birthday Masha🎂... God bless you... Hugs and i hope see you winning a gran slam again

Happy birthday Dear lady

Happy Birthday 🎂 Masha 💜💜💜

Maria,, you're is the best and wonderful Woman...🙏😊😘😍

Maria you are always locking great and fabulous

Awesome, Beautiful, Astonishing, Gorgeous, Brilliantly Cool.

Looking elegant & gorgeous always Maria

Looking gorgeous Maria enjoy the lovely spring and week ahead x

WOW, Maria you look fabulous.

Wow wow are so beautifull.

Sharapova you are doing wonderful job. Kudos

YOUR BIRTHDAY IS COMING PRINCESS😍😍😍😍

I registered a mail which I sent from San Gregorio di Catania to Sochi. This e-mail was registered on the 21st of March 2019. This e-mail was for Maria Sharapova and was registered by Luigi Donatello Asero. Its number is RC 0463 5507 5 IT Have you already received it ?

Maria Sharapova, i'ts very beautiful!!!

I am fan of martina hingise..and stafie graf... But its good to see u after long time..hope u play well on tour..

♡ HAPPY BIRTHDAY WIFE...LOVE...RONALDO.

Wow...! It's nice Maria...Good evening to you...

Miss you on the court Maria still nice to see you so stylish and positive.Looking great.

I wish you every success 👍👍👏👏🌷🌸🌸🌷

Show (Maria Sharapova) loira se Jogando você e Muito Boa cm Mulher v e Toda Boa uma ótima pessoa + qe Coisa Boa

Elegant and attractive 👍👍😍

I love you, Maria Sharapova!

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1 month ago

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In honor of #IWD, I wanted to highlight seven women that I have had the pleasure of working alongside in the past eight months. When creating a female business entrepreneurship program, I couldn’t have imagined a group so driven, humble, and intelligent.🤗
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In honor of #IWD, I wanted to highlight seven women that I have had the pleasure of working alongside in the past eight months. When creating a female business entrepreneurship program, I couldn’t have imagined a group so driven, humble, and intelligent.🤗
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Great, great idea. I wish I could be part of it. Just call me anytime, also, if You are interested.

So I need to be driven, humble, and intelligent to win your heart Maria?

Yeah good of honor and please of me forever oke thank you untuk semua

On the occasion of international women's day I offer my sincere wishes to you sweetheart Maria Sharapova and all women in the world ,health,healing and Success. I love you maria Forever💟💗💖❤

That's fine! Nice Photos! The best: Maria Sharapova! I LOVE YOU!

Happy International Women's Day

Maria you good girl o bad? I dont no..i remember you in June 2018 sweet and good girl..why you not responde me..? Mah i want know you.i hope you search me..i good guys sweet gentlemen i italian but not same italian people.

HELLO MARIA CALLED ME ARTURO PRE I AM A FAN YOU WITH THE DUE TESPETO I WISH YOU HAPPY YEARS YEARS

Happy Women's day.

Happy International Women's Day yesterday Maria!

HI Maria Sharapova queen beauty Felicitary Love you Championa Tenis!!!

Happy International Women’s Day!!! 💐💐💐💋💋👸😇😍

Very nice beautiful looking group you have there.

WIFE...I LOVE YOU DARLING.

Women's day wishes.... with... LOVELY......responsive.... responsible.... respect.....to...all... ladies.... especially....you-you...Maria...my... sweet-personality 💗😍......And.... wishing...all..of....a... bright.... future... a head..... Thankyou and.....stay blessed..💗 with prayers. JJ😀

Happy international women's day!!!!!!!

YOU look GORGEOUS, Masha! Love your Tiger trousers... B|

Happy Women's Day.

fun and great Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova, you are truly beautiful!!! What an athlete, too!!!

Missing you in Indian Wells!

Always beauty sharapova..

Happy international Women's Day Maria

Maria just wonderful stuff women rock

so fascinated ,and stand out of the crowded

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1 month ago

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Thank you very much Maria for sharing parts of your training, it shows your determination, you still have a lot of things to accomplish in tennis, you are one of the best players in the world, a great champion, take care of your shoulder, train you and come back on the circuit win many titles! Masha, you're the best !! 👍 💪

Looks great to see you Maria.

Glad to see u again my first Love Maria!

All the best maria. 2019 be the best year

Good Success Maria in your comeback !!!

On the occasion of women's international day I wrote these words to you dear Maria. Your eyes are more beautiful than sunset Your looks melt my heart Your smile makes me happy and joyful to return my lost spirit It's impossible to my tongue to describe you In my opinion, You're the most beautiful person I love you Maria Forever💟💗💖❤

Good luck Maria hope you playing at French open you are the best

Good luck Maria Sharapova...

You're a beast when it comes to training - oh my core muscles. Time to get back to shoveling snow!

Unstoppable.... Hey Maria I am a huge fan. I really want to see you win Wimbledon this year. I think it would be a great way to avenge that tough loss last year. BTW I was there last year and cheering you on and will be there this year too. Good luck 🎾🎾🎾

Na quarta feira está assim, deixa que eu vou na sexta feira.

Always beauty sharapova..

You’re the best tennis player 👍🏼

Nice outfits. But you need to call Nike and get matching black shoes.

Her başarı emek ister ,yıllardır aynı disiplinle çalışmak... Uzaktan kolay gelir,kortta görünenin bide arkası var.biz keyifle onların oyunu seyrediyoruz, umarım daha yıllarca seyrederiz,başarıların daim olsun Maria Sharapova

Looking great, Maria. It will all pay off.

Nothing says hot than a beauty working out

Good luck for you maria ..

hope your playing in miami

Maria sharapova my future wife

I've learned some awesome core moves from you, Maria Sharapova .. I don't remember the vid you posted as it was about 5 year ago but you were doing "TRX reverse crunches" ... and they have been the literal *staple* of my core days ever since: youtu.be/EqY2B2hUfLs

Work, work...work..! Good Night to you Maria..."ufa..."

good workouts Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova is still the prettiest tennis player, she got a sexy body too

Amazing athletics for someone as tall as 6 feet 2 inches.

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