The Russian Olympic medalist, Maria Sharapova is not just known for her tennis skills but also for her beauty. From being a Tennis superstar to getting featured in a sports swimsuit illustration the 29 year old has done it all. From winning Wimbledon in 2004, US Open in 2006, Australia Open in 2008, French Open in 2012 and 2014, or winning a silver in 2012 London Olympic singles she has definitely proved herself to the Tennis World. In 2005, she acclaimed the title of being the first woman from Russia to ascend the sport’s top ranking. In the next year she achieved the second Grand Slam title at the US open with a win.
Maria Sharapova Biography and Family
Maria Yuryevna Sharapova born 1987, 19th April to Yuri and Yelena Sharapova originally from Gomel, Belarussian SSR, soon left their homeland after their daughter’s birth afraid of Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986. the family settled in Sochi, Kranodar Krai, Russia, where her father met Aleksandr Kafelnikov, whose son Yevgeny is a two Grand Slam singles winner and Russia’s first World No. 1 ranked tennis player. In 1991, Aleksandr gifted Maria her first racket after which she never stopped playing. Her first Coach ‘Yuri Yutkin’ was impressed by her brilliant hand eye coordination when he saw her play.
In 2005, Maria was seen dating Adam Levine, Maroon 5’s singer for a short time, when they met at her 18th birthday. Then in 2008, she was seen dating Charlie Ebersol, a US television producer. She engaged Sasha Vujacic, a professional Slovenian Basketball player, whom she had been dating since 2009 but sadly the couple announced their separation in 2012. During 2013 Madrid Open, she confirmed her relationship with Grigor Dimitrov, a Bulgarian tennis player but sadly they also ended their relationship in 2015.
Education: She moved to Florida in order to save money, which helps the prodigy in his hand raise to the power. There she stated her schooling from Keystone National High School, which is a private online distance correspondence based in Pennsylvania. In 1995 Maria was enrolled in Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida, when she was 9. This marked as the start of her career as she started playing in the Junior league and she is continuously playing since.
The Russian Tennis star is said to have enrolled in Harvard Business School, using her two year ban from the tennis court sensibly following the positive reports in her drug test.
Maria Sharapova Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $190 Million US Dollars
Playing professional since 2001 from her Junior Grand Slam tournaments, the athlete has been making fortune in and out of the tennis court. Maria’s net worth is estimated to be around $190 million US dollars as of 2017. The beautiful star Athlete makes $20 million dollars every year from her endorsements deals with Cole Haan, Tag Heuer, Nike and Porsche etc.
In 2015 she was named the highest paid Female Athlete of any sport.
Maria Sharapova Assets
The Tennis superstar owns a Longboat Key mansion in southwest of Florida which is estimated to be worth $2.6 million. The house is a four bedroom, 5 bathroom set up in two story Mediterranean style with a fireplace and a swimming pool.
Maria owns a SUV Range Rover, since she was 18, which is worth $36,350 and a Porsche 911 which is estimated to be around $172,230.
Maria Sharapova Business Model
The tennis star extends from the realm of just tennis courts. She has been posing for various modeling campaigns including Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She is signed by IMG a modeling agency that employs Supermodel like Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum. The Tennis Superstar is known to make quite a fortune from her endorsement deals, advertising brands like Nike, Porsche, Avon, TAG Heuer etc.
Maria made $20 million dollar alone from her endorsement deals.
Apart from making beneficiary deals, Maria is also known for her charitable endeavors she works in partnership with UNDP and helps providing scholarships to students. She actively donates for various charities to help empower youth and the disadvantaged.
Last Year, in March Sharapova shocked everyone when she declared at the Australian Open that she failed a drug test which resulted in her provisional suspension. Due to this she lost a $70 million deal with Nike which was signed in 2010, following this other brands like Porsche and Tag Heuer cut off her as a face for their brand. She appealed for the suspension on which court reduced her punishment by 15 months allowing her to back in International Games from April 25, 2017. In the starting of year 2017 she had posted her bikini snaps to instagram enjoying her vacations at Hawaii for her fans.
Sharapova has achieved a number of records in her name be it Olympics or ESPY best Female Tennis Player. She seems to be taking the choices after her ban, by opting to complete her graduation. We can just hope that she get back in the tennis court again.