Maria Sharapova � Tennis�
Golden Girl: Maria Sharapova is a stunning
professional tennis player of Russian origin and
citizenship but residing in the United States of America since she was 9 years old.
The father of Maria Sharapova was a big fan of tennis and wanted his daughter to become a legendary tennis player
when she grew up and immigrated to the US so that she could get the required training.
Maria Sharapova burst on to the scene of professional women's tennis when the then 16 year old beat hot favorite
Serena Williams in the final of Wimbledon,
her first grand slam tournament to win her first Major title. Since then,
she has had a very on and off time on the court, being embroiled in several controversies. People say that she
concentrates more on fashion and the world of glamour than the world of tennis.
Maria Sharapova has achieved the top ranking by the WTA on four separate occasions and she has so far
won 3 Grand Slam titles till date, a number that could easily have been into double figures had consistent injury problems and
outside issues not plagued her career. However, at just 24 years of age, the beautiful Maria Sharapova still has a
lot to offer.