Tennis victor Maria Sharapova turned into the main Russian lady to win Wimbledon and is an Olympic hero.
Who Is Maria Sharapova?
Conceived in Russia in 1987, Maria Sharapova moved to the U.S. at an early age and started preparing at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. In the wake of turning proficient at age 14, she burst into the spotlight by winning the 2004 Wimbledon ladies’ singles title. Sharapova turned into the tenth lady to win a lifelong Grand Slam with her French Open win in 2012, and she included a second French crown in 2014. In 2016, she was suspended for a long time by the International Tennis Federation following her certain test for a prohibited substance. After an intrigue, her suspension was diminished to 15 months, enabling her to come back to rivalry in April 2017.
Sharapova has an expected total assets of $135 million, as indicated by Celebrity Net Worth.
Maria Sharapova guaranteed her first WTA triumph at the 2003 AIG Japan Open and furthermore achieved the fourth round at Wimbledon on her first endeavor amid that year. Achievement came in 2004 when she won the singles title there, turning into Russia’s first female Wimbledon champion. Toward the finish of 2004, she added a WTA Championships title to her rundown of accomplishments. She turned into the principal Russian lady to climb to the game’s best positioning in 2005, and the next year she asserted her second Grand Slam title with a win at the U.S. Open.
Sharapova was moderated by shoulder issues for quite a bit of 2007 and 2008, in spite of the fact that she figured out how to win her third Grand Slam with a predominant appearing at the 2008 Australian Open. She at long last experienced shoulder medical procedure that October, and the subsequent cutback constrained her out of the Top 100 until her arrival to singles activity in May 2009.
Sharapova attempted to recover her consistency against the head ladies’ players, however she was back in the Top 20 before the finish of 2009, and completed 2011 positioned No. 4 on the planet. In June 2012, Sharapova topped her rebound by overcoming Sara Errani in the French Open last. The triumph made her simply the tenth lady to finish a lifelong Grand Slam (wins at all four noteworthy competitions), and enabled her to recapture the world’s No. 1 positioning.
At the 2012 Summer Olympic Games — Sharapova’s Olympic introduction — she won a silver decoration in ladies’ singles, losing the gold to American tennis star Serena Williams. The Russian kept on playing admirably in resulting majors, completing sprinter up at the 2013 French Open. In any case, bear issues again incurred significant injury, and not long following a baffling second-round misfortune at Wimbledon, she pulled back from activity for the rest of the season.
Recovering force in 2014, Sharapova won her second French Open and fifth generally speaking Grand Slam title by vanquishing Simona Halep. In 2015, she progressed to the Australian Open last and the elimination rounds of the U.S. Open, before completing the year positioned No. 4.
Medication Controversy and Suspension
In March 2016, Sharapova reported that she had fizzled a medication test at the Australian Open in January. At a question and answer session, the tennis star said that she had tried positive for Mildronate, with a functioning element of meldonium, which she had been taking for medical problems since 2006. The medication was added to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) restricted rundown on January 1, 2016.
“It’s imperative for you to comprehend that for a long time this drug was not on WADA’s restricted rundown and I had been legitimately taking the medication for as far back as 10 years,” Sharapova said at the question and answer session. “Be that as it may, on January 1 the tenets had changed and meldonium turned into a denied substance, which I had not known.”
“I need to assume full liability for it,” she included. “It’s my body, and I’m in charge of what I put into it.”
On June 8, 2016, an autonomous court selected by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) suspended Sharapova from playing for a long time due to the fizzled medication test.
Sharapova reacted in a Facebook post: “While the council finished up effectively that I didn’t purposefully abuse the counter doping tenets, I can’t acknowledge an unjustifiably brutal two-year suspension. The council, whose individuals were chosen by the ITF, concurred that I didn’t do anything purposefully wrong, yet they try to shield me from playing tennis for a long time. I will promptly request the suspension segment of this decision to CAS, the Court of Arbitration for Sport.”
In October 2016, after Sharapova claimed her two-year suspension, the Court of Arbitration for Sport reported that her discipline would be diminished by 15 months, enabling her to come back to global rivalry in April 2017. “I’ve gone from one of the hardest days of my profession to, now, one of the most joyful days,” the tennis player said in an announcement.
At the finish of her suspension, Sharapova came back to activity at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix on April 26, 2017. She won her first WTA title in two years at the Tianjin Open in October, and progressively struggled her way once again into the game’s Top 30 preceding the beginning of the French Open in May 2018.
Business Interests and Personal Life
Off the court, the photogenic Sharapova has landed real business supports with organizations like Nike, Avon, Evian, TAG Heuer, Porsche and Tiffany and Co., among others. She was the world’s most generously compensated female competitor for quite a long while, with Forbes evaluating her profit at $29.7 million of every 2015.
After the March 2016 declaration that Sharapova had fizzled a medication test, supports including TAG Heuer and Porsche suspended their associations with the tennis star, leaving open the likelihood of working with her later on. Different patrons like Nike, Evian and the racket producer Head proceeded with their help of Sharapova.
Sharapova’s different business adventures incorporate the 2012 dispatch of the Sugarpova treat line with Jeff Rubin, the organizer of IT’SUGAR. A part of the deals are given to the Maria Sharapova Foundation to help her magnanimous causes. “It begun when I was a young lady in Russia, and my father would compensate me with a candy or chocolate in the wake of a difficult day of training,” she composed on the Sugarpova site. “It emerged to me at that point – and still today – that there’s no motivation behind why diligent work can’t be compensated with a little sweet treat. Since the way to a glad, sound life for me is this thought of Moderation in Moderation – you can 100% have your cake (or sweet) and appreciate it, as well.”
In her own life, Sharapova started an association with Slovenian b-ball player Sasha Vujacic in 2009. Following a time of dating, the couple reported that they were occupied with October 2010. Amid a post-coordinate gathering at the 2012 U.S. Open, Sharapova reported that the commitment was off and that her association with Vujacic had finished. A while later, she dated Bulgarian tennis professional Grigor Dimitrov from 2013 to 2015. As of January 2018 she’s been dating Paddle8 prime supporter Alexander Gilkes.
Early Life and Career
Tennis player Maria Sharapova was conceived on April 19, 1987, in Nyagan, Siberia, Russia. In the wake of figuring out how to play tennis as a youthful tyke, she moved with her dad to Florida, gaining a grant to prepare at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy at age nine.
Since quite a while ago limbed and incredible, Sharapova indicated colossal guarantee on the aggressive circuit. She turned proficient on her fourteenth birthday celebration yet kept on contending among her companions, completing sprinter up at the lesser Wimbledon and French Open competitions in 2002.