Unknown facts about Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova made her debut in professional tennis in 2001 at the age of 14. In 2004, Maria Sharapova made history by defeating Serena Williams in the final of Wimbledon. Maria Sharapova won the first Grand Slam title of her career at just 17 years old. Maria Sharapova became the first Russian woman to win the Wimbledon tennis tournament.
Throughout her tennis career, Maria Sharapova attracted the attention of everyone with her brilliant game. Also, Maria Sharapova was also very popular for her beauty throughout her tennis career. Maria Sharapova was the highest-grossing female athlete for 11 consecutive years.
Today we will tell you some things about Maria Sharapova that you might not know. So let's know, 7 unknown facts about Maria Sharapova
1. Maria Sharapova is one of the richest female athletes
Maria Sharapova net worth
- Net worth: $195 million
- Source of wealth: Tennis and sponsorship
- Sponsors: Nike, Tiffany & co, tropicana, Tag Heuer, Gatorade, Porsche, Land Rover
- Prize money: $38,777,962
Maria Sharapova became the highest-grossing female athlete for 11 consecutive years between 2005 and 2015. In 2005, Maria Sharapova was first on the list of highest-grossing female athletes. And after that till 2015 she remained in first place. Serena Williams became the highest-grossing female athlete in 2015, beating Maria Sharapova.
Maria Sharapova won approximately $38,777,962 prize money in her professional tennis career. Maria Sharapova is third on the list of women tennis players who have won the most prize money.
Maria Sharapova also earned a lot during her professional tennis career through sponsorship. Maria Sharapova signed a sponsorship deal for the first time at just 11 years old. Maria Sharapova has been the brand ambassador of many big brands around the world. Currently, Maria Sharapova is one of the richest female athletes in the world.
2. She has a candy line call sugarpova
Maria Sharapova is a best women tennis player as well as a successful businesswoman. After Maria Sharapova retired from tennis, she focused on her business. Maria Sharapova is the owner of the famous candy brand sugarpova.
Sharapova launched the Sugarpova in 2013. The Sugarpova candy brand is currently available in more than 40 countries worldwide. The Sugarpova candy brand is quite popular among children. Currently, the Sugarpova candy brand has a market value of over $20 million.
3. Maria Sharapova won an Olympic medal, in 2012
The year 2012 was very memorable for Maria Sharapova. Maria Sharapova won the Olympic medal representing Russia at the 2012 London Olympics. The final of the Women's Tennis Singles was played at the 2012 London Olympics between Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams.
However, in this match Serena Williams of America won the gold medal by defeating Maria Sharapova. And Maria Sharapova managed to win the silver medal in this Olympics. It was the first Olympic medal in Maria Sharapova's professional tennis career.
4. She is the first Russian woman to win Wimbledon tournament
First Russian to win Wimbledon
Maria Sharapova is one of the best Russian female tennis players of all time. In 2001, at the age of 14, Maria Sharapova made her debut in professional tennis.
In 2004, at the age of 17, Maria Sharapova won the Wimbledon tournament for the first time by defeating American tennis player Serena Williams.
Maria Sharapova became the first female tennis player in Russia to win the Wimbledon tournament, with a landslide victory in this match. No Russian tennis player had won the Wimbledon title before Maria Sharapova.
5. She Moved to USA in very young age
Maria Sharapova moved to the US city of Florida with her family when she was just 7 years old. Maria Sharapova's father took Maria Sharapova to train better tennis in America.
In the US, Maria Sharapova steadily improved her game. In a very short time, Maria Sharapova had shocked everyone with her brilliant game. Maria Sharapova and her father had just $700 on their way to America.
Nike signed the first contract with Maria Sharapova at the age of 11. And this strengthened the economic position of Maria Sharapova and her family.
6. Maria Sharapova boyfriends
- Grigor Dimitrov and Maria Sharapova (2013-2015)
- Sasha Vujacic and Maria Sharapova (2009-2012)
- Charlie Ebersol and Maria Sharapova (2008)
- Andy Roddick and Maria Sharapova (2005-2006)
- Adam Levine and Maria Sharapova (2005)
7. Maria Sharapova engaged with Alexander Gilkes in 2020
Maria Sharapova Husband (Current partner)
- Alexander Gilkes (British businessman) (2017-present)
Maria Sharapova engaged with British businessman Alexander Gilkes in December 2020. Maria Sharapova and British businessman Alexander Gilkes had been dating each other for a long time.
Alexander Gilkes is also married before. According to reports, he divorced his first wife in the year 2017. For the first time in 2018, Maria Sharapova and Alexander Gilkes were seen together in public.
Alexander Gilkes and Maria Sharapova have been seen together many times. Maria Sharapova herself reported the engagement between Alexander Gilkes and Maria Sharapova via social media.
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