Maria Sharapova

Date of Birth: April 19, 1987
Place of Birth: Nyagan, Russia (Siberian Region)
Current Residence: Bradenton, Florida (USA)
Nationality: Russian
Height: 6'2 (1,85 m)
Weight: 130 lbs. (59 kg)

Status: Pro (since April 2001)
Plays: Right-handed
Coach: Yuri Sharapov (her father), Robert Lansdorp
Clothing: Nike
Racquet: Prince

2005: Tokyo, Doha & Birmingham
2004: Birmingham, Wimbledon, Seoul, Tokyo & WTA Championships
2003: Tokyo & Quebec City
2004: Birmingham
2003: Tokyo & Luxembourg

Singles: 1 (22/8/2005)
Doubles: 41 (14/6/2004)

Maria Sharapova started hitting balls when she was 4. At the age of 6 she was spotted by Martina Navratilova in an Tennis exhibition in Moscow. She moved to the United States with her father to start training at Nick Bollettieri’s Tennis Academy in Bradenton (Florida) when she was 9. Off-court she enjoys reading, singing and dancing. Her interested also include fashion and movies. She prefers Russian and Thai cuisine.

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