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Old 09-04-2017, 10:49 AM
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Maria Sharapova #16: Behind all these Swarovski crystals and little black dresses, this girl has a lot of grit and she's not going anywhere!


Welcome everyone to the latest thread devoted to the very lovely and talented Maria Sharapova. Everyone is welcome to discuss all things that are Maria as long it`s not too dirty(lets keep it PG-13 for the younger posters) and negative toward Maria. We don`t put up with any Maria haters here.

Biography

Date of Birth: April 19, 1987
Birthplace: Nyagan, Russia (Siberian Region)
Residence: Bradenton, Florida and Manhattan Beach, California, USA
Nationality: Russian
Height: 6'2
Weight: 130 lbs. (59 kg)
Plays: Right-handed
Clothing: Nike
Racquet: Head
Endorsements: Gatorade, Tropicana, Samantha Thavasa , Sony Ericsson, Parlux Fragrances, Canon, TAG Heuer, Honda Japan & Colgate-Palmolive

PERSONAL
*Coached by Thomas Hogstedt
*Father`s name is Yuri, who was her coach
*Mother's name is Yelena
*Nickname is Masha
*Has a Pomeranian named Dolce
*Started hitting tennis balls at age four; at six, participated in exhibition in Moscow that featured Martina Navratilova
*Began training at Nick Bollettieri’s Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida, USA, at age nine (which required a two-year separation from mother due to visa restrictions and finances)
*Off-court interests include fashion, singing, dancing and movies (favorites are Mona Lisa Smile, Something's Gotta Give and Love Actually)
*Enjoys reading books in the Sherlock Holmes and Pippi Longstocking series.
*Prefers Russian and Thai cuisine
*Favorite dessert is French crepes with Nutella.
*Favorite drinks are orangina and virgin strawberry daiquiris
*Signed with IMG Models in November 2003

CAREER TITLES
Singles
2003: Tokyo & Quebec City
2004: Birmingham, Wimbledon, Seoul, Tokyo & WTA Championships
2005: Tokyo, Doha & Birmingham
2006: Indian Wells, San Diego, US Open, Zurich & Linz
2007: San Diego
2008: Australian Open, Doha, Amelia Island
2009: Tokyo
2010: Memphis and Strasbourg
2011: Rome and Cincinnati
2012: Stuttgart, Rome and French Open
2013: Indian Wells and Stuttgart
2014: Stuttgart, Madrid, French Open and Beijing
2015: Brisbane and Rome

Doubles
2003: Tokyo, Luxembourg
2004: Birmingham

Won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Career Awards:

2003: WTA Newcomer of the Year
2004: WTA Player of the Year and Most Improved Player of the Year
2005: ESPY Best Female Tennis Player, Russian Tennis Federation Best Female Tennis Player of the Year, Master of Sports in Russia and Prix de Citron Roland Garros
2006: Russian Tennis Federation Best Female Tennis Player of the Year and Whirlpool 6th Sense Player of the Year
2007: ESPY Best Female Tennis Player and Best International Female Athlete and ESPN Hottest Female Athlete
2008: January 2008 female Athlete of the Month by the United States Sports Academy for her performance at the Australian Open and ESPY Best Female Tennis Player

HIGHEST RANKINGS
Singles: 1 (2005, 2007, 2008 and 2012)
Doubles: 41 (14/6/2004)



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BEST GRAND SLAM PERFORMANCES
Australian Open: Champion (2008)
Roland Garros: Champion (2012 and 2014)
Wimbledon: Champion (2004)
US Open: Champion (2006)

Is the 10th woman to have the career Grand Slam.


Maria in action on the court





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6. Peyt4Luke4eva
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8. JoJoF92
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If you want to be a member, just ask and you shall be added.
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:07 PM
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Thanks for the new thread.
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:13 AM
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no problem

Maria's been in a great mood lately and rightfully so


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@mariasharapova: As I devour this almond croissant 🥐 ( which I've been eyeing for the past 2 weeks at the next door bakery!!! ), reflecting on these past 7 days and just feeling like (mentally = 😌😍) ( physically=🙀🤣). The crowd, the fans, the noise (Monday night!! 😱)....UNFORGETTABLE. Thank you, NYC, US Open, and the thousands of you who made this so special!! ❤️
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Old 09-06-2017, 02:59 PM
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TFTNT. Cam I be added to her list of supporters please?

Maria has been in a good mood and it's so nice to see.
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:25 PM
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sure, I'll add you

any of you guys planning on reading her book?

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Old 09-07-2017, 12:56 PM
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Thanks for adding me. I will try and read her book. I know my friend is already planning on reading it.
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Old 09-08-2017, 04:36 AM
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good I've pre-ordered it months ago to get the signed edition

some childhodd photos from it have already been released, they're really cute

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Old 09-11-2017, 02:44 PM
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That's awesome. I know you're going to enjoy it.
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Old 09-12-2017, 04:01 AM
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the book comes out today my copy won't arrive for another 3 weeks but I'm listening to the audiobook right now

here's a lengthy interview Maria did a few months ago about the book and everything

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Old 09-12-2017, 03:13 PM
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My friend met Maria and got his book signed. He's very excited about that. Maria was on The View today and she looked great.
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Old 09-12-2017, 03:44 PM
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she sure did she had a real busy day with lots of interviews and such

she was on GMA as well



I really do envy your friend, and all these people. that must've been a wonderful experience

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Old 09-14-2017, 04:25 PM
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My friend met her and he said she was super nice. He even got a hug from her.
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Old 09-15-2017, 12:33 PM
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aww, of course she was good for him.

she's had a nice long interview with Katie Couric the other day, and she was on the Charlie Rose Show as well

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova in Conversation with Katie Couric

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Old 09-16-2017, 07:30 PM
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Yep, he said he was the best day of his life.

That's awesome. I'll need to check those interviews out.
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Thanks for the pics and videos.

Here is a pic of Maria on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

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