Thursday, November 17, 2011

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova was born April 19, 1987 in Nyagan, Russia. She started playing tennis at an early age and turned professional at the age of 14. Sharapova won Wimbledon in 2004 against Serena Williams and has gone on to win the US Open and Australian Open. Her success has been furthered through extensive media exposure and advertising campaigns.

Tennis player, born on April 19, 1987 in Nyagan, Siberia, Russia. Maria Sharapova began playing tennis as a young child, and at age nine was taken by her father to Florida, USA, where she enrolled at a tennis academy.

Sharapova turned professional at 14, claimed her first WTA victory at the 2003 AIG Japan Open, and also that year reached the fourth round at Wimbledon on her first attempt. Success came in 2004 when she won the singles title there, becoming Russia's first woman Wimbledon champion. At the end of 2004 she added the WTA Championship title to her achievements. She was ranked number 4 at the start of 2006 and that year won the US Open.

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