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Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a former world number one tennis player from Russia. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranked her world No. 1 in singles.

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She is one of ten women, and the only one from Russia, to have completed the career Grand Slam. She won silver in the women's singles event at the 2012 London Olympics.

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On 22 August 2005, at the age of 18, Sharapova became the world No. 1 for the first time, becoming the first Russian woman to do so.

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Maria Sharapova was born on April 19, 1987, in Nyagan, Russian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union. Yuri Sharapov and Yelena, her parents, are from Gomel, Byelorussian SSR.

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Sharapova attended a tennis clinic in Moscow in 1993, at the age of six, run by Martina Navratilova, who recommended professional training with Nick Bollettieri at the IMG Academy.

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Sharapova attended a tennis clinic in Moscow in 1993, at the age of six, run by Martina Navratilova, who recommended professional training with Nick Bollettieri at the IMG Academy.

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Sharapova is currently dating British businessman Alexander Gilkes. Sharapova and Gilkes announced their engagement in December 2020.

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Sharapova has lived in the United States since she was seven years old. She has a home in Bradenton, Florida, as well as one in Manhattan Beach, California.

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Maria Sharapova is a $180 million dollar net worth former Russian professional tennis player.

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Maria Sharapova announced her retirement from tennis in 2020, shortly after playing her 800th match.

Sharapova used the Prince Triple Threat Hornet for a portion of 2003 before switching to a variety of other Prince racquets until the US Open.