The Russian professional tennis player Maria Sharapova was born on April 19, 1987 to Yuri Sharapova and Elena Sharapova. After starting playing tennis at an very early age, Maria won several tournaments during her junior career which ultimately led her to turn pro during April 2001. Despite of getting a not so impressive start to her professional career, she kept showing continuous improvement and her hard work finally paid-off when she won the Wimbledon title in 2004. Since then, Maria Sharapova has gone on to become one of the most dominating and successful female tennis players of all time. Having 34 singles and five Grand Slam titles under her name including Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open and two French Open, she has been ranked world No. 1 by the WTA a number of times.
Despite of facing continuous injuries throughout her career, Sharapova has still managed to earn a rare level of longevity in the sports. In addition to her highly successful tennis career, Maria Sharapove has also worked on several modeling assignments and has earned admiration for her beauty and style from millions of fans around the globe. Named among the most marketable female athletes in the world, she has also signed endorsement deals with a number of international brands. When it comes to her personal life, Maria Sharapova began dating Sasha Vujačić in 2009 and the couple even became engaged before breaking-up in August 2012. She now has been dating Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov since late 2012.
Maria Sharapova Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Maria Yuryevna Sharapova
- Nicknames: Sibirskaya Sirena, The Siberian Siren
- Occupation: Tennis Player
- Date of Birth: 19 April 1987
- Birthplace: Nyagan, Russia
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Hair Color: Blonde
- Eye Color: Green
Maria Sharapova Family Details:
- Father: Yuri Sharapova
- Mother: Elena Sharapova
Maria Sharapova Career Highlights:
- Turned Pro: 2001
- Grand Slam titles: Five (Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open and two French Open)
Maria Sharapova Body Measurements:
- Height: 6′ 2″ (1.88 m)
- Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
- Bra Size: 32B
- Shoe Size: 11 US
- Dress Size: 4 (US)
- Body Measurements: 34-24-36
Maria Sharapova Interesting Facts:
- In 2004, she became the first ever female tennis player from Russia to win a Wimbledon Grand Slam.
- She name Cristiano Ronaldo, Vladimir Putin and Prince William as her dream mixed doubles partners.
- Maria Sharapove introduced her candy line under the name Sugarpova.