Maria Sharapova was born on April 19, 1987, in Nyagan, Russian SFSR. Her folks, Yuri and Yelena, are from Gomel, Belarussian SSR. Worried about the territorial impacts of the 1986 Chernobyl atomic mischance, they exited their country in a matter of seconds before Maria was born.
In 1989, when Sharapova was two, the family moved to Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia. There her dad Yuri got to know Aleksandr Kafelnikov, whose child Yevgeny would proceed to win two Grand Slam singles titles and turn into Russia’s first world No. 1 positioned tennis player. Aleksandr gave Sharapova her initial tennis racquet in 1991 when she was four, whereupon she started honing frequently with her dad at a neighborhood stop.
Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a Russian expert tennis player. A United States inhabitant since 1994, Sharapova has contended on the WTA visit since 2001.
Start of tennis
Sharapova first hit the tennis scene in November 2000, when she won the Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships in the young ladies’ 16 division at the time of only 13.
Sharapova turned into the world No. 1
Sharapova turned into the world No. 1 out of the blue on August 22, 2005, at 18 years old, and last held the positioning for the fifth time for about a month 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 dynamic players, behind Serena and Venus Williams. She won the year-finishing WTA Finals in her presentation in 2004. She has additionally won three pairs titles.
Sharapova has been highlighted in various demonstrating assignments, incorporating an element in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has showed up in numerous promotions, including those for Nike, Prince, and Canon, and has been the substance of a few mold houses, most quite Cole Haan. Since February 2007, she has been a United Nations Development Program Goodwill Ambassador, concerned particularly with the Chernobyl Recovery and Development Program. 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.
In March 2016, Sharapova uncovered she had fizzled a medication test at the 2016 Australian Open on January 26, 2016. She had tried positive for meldonium, a substance that had been prohibited (compelling January 1, 2016) by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). On June 8, 2016, she was suspended from playing tennis for a long time by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
From 2003, Sharapova played a full season and made a fast move into the main 50 before the finish of the year.She made her introductions at both the Australian Open and the French Open, however neglected to win a match in either. At that point, as a special case at Wimbledon, she crushed eleventh seed Jelena Dokić, her first prevail upon a best 20 player, to achieve the fourth round, where she lost in three sets to Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Sharapova was vanquished in the third round of the Australian Open by 6th seed Anastasia Myskina.She later achieved the elimination rounds at the Cellular South Cup, where she lost to inevitable victor Vera Zvonareva.
Sharapova won the third title of her vocation at the Wimbledon warm-up DFS Classic, overcoming Tatiana Golovin in the last. Seeded thirteenth and matured 17 at Wimbledon, she contacted her first Grand Slam elimination round by crushing Ai Sugiyama.
Sharapova began the year at the Australian Open, where she crushed fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova to achieve the second Grand Slam elimination round of her vocation. Sharapova held match focuses in the third arrangement of her elimination round match, before losing to inevitable boss Serena Williams. In February, Sharapova won consecutive competitions, the Toray Pan Pacific Open and the Qatar Total Open, enabling her to achieve number 3 on the planet rankings out of the blue.
In the elimination rounds of the Tier I Pacific Life Open, Sharapova was crushed by Lindsay Davenport, the first occasion when she had neglected to win an amusement in a match.She vanquished previous world No. 1 players Justine Henin and Venus Williams to achieve the last at the Tier I NASDAQ-100 Open, where she lost to Kim Clijsters.
As the best seed at the US Open, Sharapova lost in the elimination rounds to Kim Clijsters, which means she had lost to the inevitable victor in each Grand Slam of the season. Be that as it may, she by and by jumped Davenport to take the world No. 1 positioning on September 12, 2005.