Beautiful, leggy and blonde… If these are the two adjectives that you use to describe Maria Sharapova, then it is like selling the latest tennis sensation star short. Maria Sharapova is compared with Anna Kournikova on the fashion ramp; but she is even more amazing when she walks into the tennis court. Her ground strokes are penetrating and the serve is overpowering which stuns the opposite player. She had a dashing entry into the tennis world with her 2004 Wimbledon title.
Maria Sharapova is a Russian tennis star, born on April 19, 1987 in Nyagan, a town in Siberia. By defeating Serena Williams at the 2004 Wimbledon, Maria became the third youngest winner in the history of the game. She was formerly ranked World No. 1 by WTA on August 2005. She has won 24 WTA singles title, a 2006 US open plus an Australian Open in 2008. She is the proud holder of 3 Grand Slam titles at the 2004 Wimbledon. She was only 17 when she defeated the two time defending champion Serena Williams for having a taste of Grand Slam singles title for the first time. Sharapova has also been in the Grand Slam finals for 5 times. Sharapova was named amongst the "30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future” by the Times magazine on June 2011.
Maria Sharapova has been living in United States from 1994, since the age of 7. She has a beautiful home in California at the Manhattan Beach. This tennis sensation participated in the Tampa exhibition held on December 2004 which was a charity function organized to raise money for the Hurricane Relief Fund in Florida. She donated US $50,000 for those people who were affected. The United Nations Development Programme selected her as the Goodwill Ambassador and also donated US $ 210,000 for the project. She also helped to promote the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. She was named in Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2011that made her one of the 100 powerful celebrities of the year.