Last Updated: 05 Apr, 2023 | Views: 263
Profession: Sports Women
Other Profession(s): Tennis Player
Famous For: Retired Tennis Champion, Grand Slam Winner
The Russian tennis player Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is widely known around the world as a professional. Since she began her professional tennis career at age 14, Maria Sharapova has earned many accolades and has maintained her position in the sport despite suffering multiple injuries over the course of her career. Her popularity and good looks have enabled her to endorse a variety of brands other than sports. The United Nations Development Programme has also been supported by Maria Sharapova.
At the age of 13, Maria Sharapova won the Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships for the girls' 16 division, winning the 'Rising Star' award.
2002: The Pacific Life Open marked her first WTA appearance, when Maria Sharapova began her professional tennis career.
2002: At Wimbledon and the Australian Open, Maria Sharapova reached the finals of the girls' singles events.
2003: The Australian Open and French Open were Maria Sharapova's debuts.
At the age of 17, Maria Sharapova won the Wimbledon grand slam singles title
2005: A Russian woman became world No. 1 for the first time.
It was her second Grand Slam singles title of her career to defeat Justine Henin at the 2006 U.S. Open.
208: As a result of her victory over Ana Ivanovic at the Australian Open, she earned her third Grand Slam title.
2012: Only ten women have completed a Career Grand Slam, including Sharapova, who won her first French Open title.
2014: After defeating Simona Halep at the French Open, Maria Sharapova won her second title in the sport
5 Grand Slam Titles – Wimbledon (1), US Open, and Australian Open (1) and two at French Open (2)
United Nations Goodwill Ambassador
It was once offered to Maria Sharapova to play a cameo role on the leading television show Desperate Housewives, but she declined.
2010: Nike Maria Sharapova Collection was her own apparel line launched.
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