Maria Sharaprova, born in Nyagan, Russia is one of the highest paid female athletes till date with her earnings touching the figure $90 millions. She is Russian lawn tennis star who has been four times Grand Slam Singles Champion and is presently ranked at number 16. To initiate her professional tennis career, she shifted to United States along with her father at age of 7 and won her first Grand Slam the Wimbledon in 2004. In 2006 she won US Open, then Australian Open in 2008 and recently French Open 2014. She has been the face of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, the most searched athlete on internet in 2005 and 2008 as declared by Yahoo. She has been endorsing Nike and Head and is also the brand ambassador of UN Development Project. As per stats till August 2013, she has 30 career titles in her pocket amounting to $27 million as prize money for the same. Her career has taken a low again and again due to her chronic shoulder injury which has been operated as well, but still she has been ranked World Number 1 not once or twice but four times.
Maria Sharapova Controversies and Relationships:Maria has been residing in United Sates only since she shifted there with her father when she was seven. She had been going out with and got engaged to Sasha Vujačić, professional basketball player since 2009 but duo broke up in 2012. She has been constant name holder in Forbes Celebrity 100 from 2005 to 2011. On been asked about retirement, Sharapova asserted that she intends to play till the age she enjoys the game.
Maria Sharapova Brands and Endorsements:Sharapova’s first big win to propel her tennis career came in 2000 when she was just 13 years old and won the girl’s 16 division of Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships and earned herself the Rising Star Award. As a junior player, she had been to finals of the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2002 and became youngest to play the finals of Australian Open Junior Championship at the age of 14 years and 9 months. Coming back to professional tennis, she came within top 50 ranking by end of 2003 and started of with her short appearances in Australian Open and French Open by loosing in first round only. On being picked by wildcard, she shocked everyone by beating 11th seed Jelena Dokić and reaching fourth round of Wimbledon. She was presented with the award WTA Newcomer of the Year as she impressed the whole world by winning the Japan Open Tennis Championships and the Bell Challenge. Next year she reached the quarter finals of French Open before loosing to Paola Suárez. Thereafter came her third career title DFS Classic, the warm up for Wimbledon. She entered the Wimbledon of 2004 seeding 13 and aged just 17 whereupon she defeated the former champion Lindsay Davenport and then in finals triumphed over the top seeded Serena Williams to win her first Grand Slam singles title and was third youngest to do so. After her stunning win she made it to Top 10 and survived till third round in US Open. In Zurich Open, repeating her stunning performance she defeated both the Williams sister and won the tournament.
Maria Sharapova Facts:
Her full name is Maria Yuryevna Sharapova.
ZODIAC SIGN: Aries
Maria Sharapova Height in centimeter (cm) – 188 cm (barefoot without heels)
Height in Inch – 74 inches
Height in feet – 6.15 foot , 6 feet 1.5 inches
Height in Meters – 1.88 m
Height (with Heels/Shoes)– 6’2″ – 6’3″ inch
Maria Sharapova Figure Size– 34 (bust/breast size) – 24 (waist size) -35 (butt/hips)
Maria Sharapova Weight in 2013 – 59 kg or 130 pounds/lbs
Maria Sharapova Bra Size – 32B (Cup Size – B)
Maria Sharapova Affairs & Boyfriends – Grigor Dimitrov
Birthday Date – April 19th, 1987, Nyagan, Siberia, Russia
Maria Sharapova Age in 2013 – 26 years
Eye Color & Body Shape – Greenish, Banana
Above are the most likely body measurements of Maria Sharapova.
Quick Facts- She is currently the third best tennis player according to the ranking by Women’s Tennis Association. She has been very successful in the field of sports. She is from Russia, and is among the top players hailing from there. She has a whooping twenty nine WTA titles under her clutches. Her start of the career was very amazing. She defeated none other than Serena Williams at the age of seventeen. She has a shoe size of 12 (US).
Other than tennis, she is also active in the advertisement world. Her contracts include those with Canon, Land Rover, Nike, Sony Ericsson and Tag Heuer. One interesting fact about her is that her first advertising contract was with Nike, when she was just eleven. Do you know who found the talent in her? It was none other than Martina Navratilova, another tennis star from Russia. Her net worth is $80 million dollars. Check out her complete body statistics below: