Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a Russian former professional tennis player. Although she played under the banner of Russia with the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), she has lived in and been a United States permanent resident since 1994. Sharapova competed on the WTA tour from 2001 to 2020 and had been ranked world No. 1 in singles by the WTA on five separate occasions, for a total of 21 weeks. She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam. She is also an Olympic medalist, having won a silver medal in women's singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Sharapova achieved a rare level of longevity in tennis, with several tennis pundits and former players calling Sharapova one of tennis's best competitors.
Novak Djokovic hailed Maria Sharapova as a “legend” with “the mind of a champion” after the Russian superstar on Wednesday announced her retirement from tennis at age 32. Five-time Grand Slam.. WorldNews - Published
Former world No.1 Maria Sharapova has revealed she is quitting tennis. The five-time grand slam champion - who won Wimbledon in 2004 as a 17-year-old - has struggled with chronic shoulder problems and.. WorldNews - Published
Melbourne, Australia (CNN)As a child, Sofia Kenin got to hang out with some of tennis' greats. She could be on the way to becoming one herself. Kenin won her first grand slam title at the Australian.. WorldNews - Published
PARIS: Former world number one Maria Sharapova will open her 2020 campaign in Brisbane after being awarded a wild card by organisers, the five-time major winner announced on Monday. The 32-year-old.. WorldNews - Published
Serena Williams of the United States hits a return during the women's singles first round match between Serena Williams of the United States and Maria Sharapova of Russia at... WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News
Serena Williams tops Forbes' list of highest-paid female athletes for the fourth year in a row. The 23-time grand slam singles champion earned 29.2 million US dollars (approximately £24million) for.. WorldNews - Published