Maria Sharapova

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Maria Sharapova is a tennis player.

She is from Russia.


On the picture is Maria Sharapova


Words with same meanings[edit]

Maria Jurjewna Scharapova


Detailed explanation[edit]

Maria Sharapova was born on April 19, 1987.

That was in Nyagan, Russia.

Maria Sharapova's father met Jewgeni Kafelnikow.

Yevgeny Kafelnikov was a tennis player.

Yevgeny Kafelnikov gives to Maria Sharapova her first tennis racket.

It happens when Maria Sharapova is 4 years old.


Martina Navrátilová was also a tennis player.

Martina Navrátilová sees how Maria Sharapova plays tennis.

It happens when Maria Sharapova is 6 years old.

Martina Navrátilová says to the parents.

Maria Sharapova should attend the sports school.

Exactly: the IMG Academy in Florida, USA.

The family moves to USA.

As a 9-year old Maria Sharapova goes to the IMG Academy.

In the year 2003 Maria Sharapova could join the Australian Open.

And French Open.


Maria Sharapova is the second Russian who has won a Grand Slam tournament.

Maria Scharapova was 2 times first on the World-rank lists.

Maria Sharapova won every Grand Slam tournament once.


Maria Sharapova is also a model.

She works for the IMG Models agency.


And she earns money from advertisement.

For example:

In the year 2007, she earned 20 millions dollars in advertising contracts.

In the year 2010 she made an advertising contract with Nike.

Nike gives her for 70 million US dollars.

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