Maria Sharapova

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
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Profession: Tennis Player

Nationality:
Russia
Russian

Why Famous: Ranked World No. 5 by the Women's Tennis Association and won twenty-nine WTA singles titles along with four Grand Slam singles titles.

Born: April 19, 1987
Birthplace: Nyagan, Russia
Age: 32 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries

Events in the Life of Maria Sharapova

  • 2004-07-03 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova becomes first Russian player to win Wimbledon beating defending champion Serena Williams 6-1, 6-4
  • 2004-11-15 Maria Sharapova becomes the first Russian to win the tennis season-ending WTA Tour Championship; beats American Serena Williams 4–6, 6–2, 6–4 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles
  • 2006-09-09 US Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova of Russia wins her first US title; overpowers Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne 6-4, 6-4
  • 2007-01-27 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-2; first time the tournament used Hawk-Eye system for official line-calls
  • 2007-11-11 Justine Henin of Belgium beats Russian Maria Sharapova 5–7, 7–5, 6–3 to win $1m winners cheque and her 2nd straight season-ending WTA Tour Championship in Madrid, Spain
  • 2008-01-26 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Russian Maria Sharapova wins her first and only Australian title; beats Ana Ivanovic of Serbia 7-5, 6-3
  • 2011-07-02 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Czech left hander Petra Kvitová wins her first Grand Slam title beating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4
  • 2012-01-28 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Victoria Azarenka becomes first Belarusian player to win Grand Slam singles title; beats Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-3, 6-0
  • 2012-06-10 French Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova wins her first French title; beats Sara Errani of Italy 6-3, 6-2
  • 2012-08-04 Golden double for US at London Olympic tennis as Serena Williams destroys Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 in women's singles; Bob & Mike Bryan win men’s doubles beating French pair Michael Llodra & Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 7-6
  • 2012-10-28 American Serena Williams wins her 3rd season ending tennis title; beats Maria Sharapova of Russia 6–4, 6–3 in the WTA Championship decider in Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2013-06-08 French Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her 2nd French title; beats Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-4, 6-4
  • 2014-06-07 French Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova of Russia wins her 5th Grand Slam singles title; beats Romanian Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7, 6-4
  • 2015-01-31 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins 19th career Grand Slam singles title; beats arch rival Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-3, 7-6
  • 2016-03-07 Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova reveals failed drug test for meldonium at Australian Open in January, subsequently suspended for 15 months

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