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maria sharapova

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Kayla Rodriguez

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Bio
Testimonials
“She is extremely strict, disciplined, and a perfectionist. She plays tennis like she’s preparing for an attack, a battle. That’s Maria Sharapova. There is no monkey business. Every shot has a purpose. She runs for every single, solitary ball. Yeah, she’ll smile, but it’s bloody damn business.”
—Bollettieri

“She reminds me a bit of myself, how she’s fearless.”
—Five-time Grand Slam champion Martina Hingis
Career
Achievements
She has won all four grand slam titles (Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open and French Open)

Maria was the second youngest person to ever win Wimbledon (17 years and 2 months old)

The youngest Russian woman to be ranked number 1 at 18 years old and the 5th youngest woman to be ranked number 1

She has won 25 WTA singles titles throughout her career (excluding her 4 grand slam titles)

Has won $26,680,382 in prize money throughout her
career and has the third highest career total in prize
money for women tennis players
Philanthropic activity
Maria is the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme

She has also donated $100,000 to Chernobyl-related projects

Her foundation launched a $210,000 scholarship program for students from the Chernobyl affected areas of Belarus

Maria also donated $250,000 to help expand the UNDP program the
provides physical activities and sports for children in the three
countries affected by Chernobyl
Maria Sharapova
By: Kayla Rodriguez

Highlights
Awards
2012- ESPY Best Female Tennis Player

Medal of the Order For Merit to the Fatherland 2nd Class (April 28, 2012) – for her philanthropic activity

Medal of the Order For Merit to the Fatherland 1st Class (August 13, 2012) – for her outstanding contribution to the development of physical cultures and sports at the XXX Olympic Games in 2012 in London (Great Britain)
2012 Season Results
Her record for the 2012 year was 60-11

She won 3 singles titles (WTA Tour Porsche
Tennis Grand Prix in Germany, WTA in Rome and the
French Open)

She also won a silver medal in the 2012 Olympics for singles

Maria won $6,508,296 in prize money
Maria was born in Nyagan, Russia

She started playing tennis at the age of 4

When Maria was 6 she attended a tennis clinic in Moscow and afterward was recommended professional training at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in FL

She enrolled in the academy at the age of 9 after IMG singed her and agreed to pay the $35,000 annual tuition fee

She turned pro at the age of 14 and won her first
grand slam tournament at the age of 17

She is the 10th woman to ever win all four grand slam titles in her career
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