Maria Sharapova, a former Russian professional tennis player with an impressive net worth of $180 million dollars has been celebrated for her mental toughness during her long and illustrious career. She first became number one in the world five different times which totals up to 21 weeks over the course of her entire career.
|Full Name||Maria Sharapova|
|Net Worth||$140 Million|
|Date Of Birth||April 19, 1987|
|Place Of Birth||Nyagan, Russia|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||130 lbs (59 kg)|
|Profession||Tennis player, Model, Athlete|
|Education||Tennis clinic in Moscow (by Martina Navratilova), IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, Rick Macci Tennis Academy|
Maria Sharapova became a professional tennis player at the age of 14 and her popularity as an athlete has only grown since then. She is not just known for being one of the best-paid female athletes in history, but also because she’s been ranked number 1 every year from 2004 to 2008 (except 2005). Her career earnings are estimated to be over $285 million dollars so far!
Maria Yuryevna Sharapova was born on April 19th of 1987 in Nyagan, Russia. She grew up there until the Chernobyl disaster prompted her family to move before she turned three years old. When Maria’s parents moved again just six years later and sent their daughter off for a tennis skills clinic, it became obvious that this young child had potential beyond what most could imagine from such an early age!
In 2000, a 16-year-old girl named Maria Sharapova arrived on the scene and won her first professional tournament. She was just 14 at this time but she had already become one of the youngest players to ever be ranked as a pro player in tennis history. At age 18, she became only the third woman since 1990 to hold both Wimbledon and US Open titles simultaneously – no small feat for such an upstart!
The Russian tennis player Sharapova has had a long and successful career in which she gained many new fans, as well as rivalling Serena Williams. In 2005, her success continued with the number one ranking on the WTA World Tour Championships; however, this position was short-lived when Davenport overtook her at year’s end. By 2006, though still young for such an experience (at only 19), it all paid off again: after some bumps during earlier months of that same year – including illness or injury to herself and others around her who were important to winning matches – due mainly to outside influences like drug bans against athletes from other nations than Russia ́s own corrupt system of doping use by everyone else but not Russian athletes – she won the US Open as well as the WTA Tour Championships for that year.
Sharapova returned to dominant form in 2008, winning the Australian Open. Partway through the season, Sharapova regained the number one spot and she was back on top of her game until a shoulder injury slowed her down later that year. X-rays revealed it wasn’t just an irritation as they thought but instead serious enough for surgery which took away from much of what made up who Anna is: tennis player extraordinaire! However, after recovering from surgery, all things seem possible once again; like ranking #126 worldwide or becoming World No 1 Tennis Player with 3 Wimbledon Championships under your belt (maybe even more).
Sharapova has had a storied tennis career, overcoming several injuries to dominate the women’s game. She won her first Grand Slam at Wimbledon in 2004 and since then she has captured numerous titles on both clay and hard courts around the world. Her 2012 season was cut short by injury but other than that year, Sharapova is one of few Western players who have been able to compete with top-ranked Eastern European opponents such as Maria Kirilenko (Russia), Petra Kvitová (Czech Republic) or Simona Halep (Romania). In 2015, Sharapova returned from elbow surgery to win back-to-back tournaments before going down again due to foot discomfort after playing only six matches this year.
At the beginning of 2018, Sharapova was finally returning to her old form and breaking back into the top 25 on world rankings. However, by year’s end, it became clear that she had begun a descent in 2020 after announcing her retirement from tennis shortly before playing 800 matches.
Maria paid a hefty price for her new home but she couldn’t be happier. Her five-acre estate in Summerland, California comes complete with two different pools and views of the Pacific Ocean that are almost close enough to touch!