Maria Sharapova photosite
Beautiful Russian Tennis Player - Maria Sharapova
Catalog
Others photos
Watch EXCLUSIVE photos Maria Sharapova.
Tennis News

Personal life

Sharapova has lived in the United States since moving there at the age of seven. Besides a home in Bradenton, Florida, she also has residences in Manhattan Beach, California.
Sharapova was engaged to Slovenian professional basketball player Sasha Vujacic, who plays for the Anadolu Efes S.K. in Istanbul, Turkey.
The two had been dating since 2009. On August 31, 2012, Sharapova confirmed that the engagement was off and that they had broken up in spring of 2012. From 2005–2011, Sharapova has been named in Forbes Celebrity 100. This lists her as one of the top 100 most powerful celebrities of the year.
Sharapova has made varying remarks on how long she intends to maintain her tennis career. Following the retirement of 25-year-old Justine Henin in 2008, Sharapova said, If I was 25 and I'd won so many Grand Slams, I'd quit too. In an interview after the 2008 Australian Open, she balked at the idea of playing for another ten years, saying that she hoped to have a nice husband and a few kids by then.
However in an interview before her 2012 Australian Open semifinal, Sharapova changed her stance, saying she intended to continue playing tennis for as long as she enjoyed playing the game. Sharapova stated "I'm sure when I was 17 years old and someone said, you'll be playing for another eight years, it would be like, you're not going to see me at a press conference at 25 years old. But years go on.
I missed a year in my career—I didn't play that year. I've said this, just before the tournament, a few weeks before, I woke up and I was just so happy to be going back on the court. I felt so fresh, full of energy, just with a really good perspective. Times change, obviously. I see myself playing this sport for many more years because it's something that gives me the most pleasure in my life. I think it helps when you know you're good at something, and you can always improve it. It obviously helps with the encouragement.
At the 2004 US Open, Sharapova, along with several other Russian female tennis players, wore a black ribbon in observance of the tragedy after the Beslan school hostage crisis, which took place only days before.
In 2005, she donated around US$50,000 to those affected by the crisis.
On February 14, 2007, Sharapova was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and donated US$210,000 to UNDP Chernobyl-recovery projects. She stated at the time that she was planning to travel back to the area after Wimbledon in 2008, though it didn't happen, as she had to travel back to the US because of shoulder injury. She fulfilled the trip in late June – early July 2010.
Sharapova has helped to promote the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In addition, with Angela Haynes, Maria Kirilenko, Nicole Vaidiov, Rennae Stubbs, Governor Jeb Bush and Jennifer Capriati, Sharapova participated in an exhibition in Tampa in December 2004, raising money for the Florida Hurricane Relief Fund.
In July 2008, Sharapova sent a message on DVD to the memorial service of cancer victim Emily Bailes, who had performed the coin toss ahead of the 2004 Wimbledon final that Sharapova had gone on to win.
Biography
Maria Sharapova born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player. As of February 25, 2013 she is ranked world no. 3.
Sport News

Jordan Spieth has another chance to be Jordan Spieth again

He knows how to win majors. He has played two good rounds at Royal Portrush, despite not hitting the ball all that well. Can muscle memory help him overcome his weekend struggles and be a major winner again?

Harden: New move will look like a travel; it's not

James Harden says as part of his offseason efforts toward innovation, he will be working on another move this summer beyond his step-back jumper from two years ago and his side step-back jumper he introduced last season.

Dadashev undergoes brain surgery after loss

Maxim Dadashev was having surgery due to brain swelling following his 11th-round loss to Subriel Matias on Friday night.

M's Leake loses perfect game in 9th, blanks L.A.

Mike Leake of the Seattle Mariners lost his bid for a perfect game on a leadoff single in the ninth inning by Angels rookie Luis Rengifo, then finished off Los Angeles for a 10-0 win Friday night.

Tiger: 'I just want to go home' after missing cut

Tiger Woods says he's taking a couple of weeks off and will focus on the FedEx Cup playoffs, in which he finished second last year.

Harbaugh wary of mental health use in waivers

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says he thinks players should be able to transfer once without sitting a year but wants them to be honest about their reasons when seeking NCAA waivers.

Angels give up on Harvey, DFA former All-Star

The Angels designated Matt Harvey, the ex-Mets ace who struggled in his 12 starts for L.A. this season, for assignment on Friday.

Big questions for the NBA's new title contender tiers

This is the first year since 2015-16 without an established odds-on favorite.

Missed the NFL offseason? Here's everything that happened

Reviewable pass interference, new Jets threads, five teams with new QBs and more. It's been a wild NFL offseason. Catch up right here.

Deadline decisions, Baez vs. Tatis and the NL East race

Which teams have buy-or-sell choices to make? Which NL shortstop will shine? And have the Braves locked up the East? We'll get you ready for the weekend.

Where would the Yankees be without the New York Rockies?

Players who traded in their Colorado purple for pinstripes have the Bombers soaring atop the AL East. Now they're taking down their former team.

What makes each member of 2019 HOF class a Hall of Famer

Rivera, Halladay, Mussina, Martinez, Smith, Baines: From the first unanimous selection to the latest controversial Cooperstown call, here's why each of these guys is worthy of the Hall.

We checked out those weird offseason workouts you've seen on Instagram

What's with all the water, sand, ropes, stability balls and strobe glasses? Let's dig in to a few of these offseason workouts we've seen go viral.

How it started: First jobs in football for all 32 NFL head coaches

They got coffee, cut tape, lined the field, played the "Grim Reaper," even washed cars. An NFL head coach has to start somewhere. Here are their stories.

MLS W2W4: D.C. travels to Atlanta for battle of the Uniteds

Pity Martinez is causing Atlanta problems off the field, and Lucho Acosta is troubling D.C. on it. That and more in this edition of MLS W2W4.

Algeria's AFCON title win wasn't pretty but will remain memorable

Algeria's scrappy AFCON championship win over Senegal will give the players -- and the country -- a fresh surge of optimism on the future.

Did Dana White actually do Dos Anjos a favor by having him face Edwards?

Rafael Dos Anjos is a former lightweight champion looking to find glory at welterweight. Leon Edwards, with seven straight wins, is streaking a title chance. Who will stay on course?

Leon Edwards: MMA saved me from being 'dead, in prison or dead broke'

Leon Edwards will fight Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday. For Edwards, getting to this point meant leaving a life filled with violence, crime and gangs.

Will Keith Thurman be too much for Manny Pacquiao at 40?

Here's everything you need to know about the Pacquiao-Thurman title fight in Las Vegas.

'He thrives on this': The adulation that drives Pacquiao

What keeps Manny Pacquiao fighting, even at 40? It's impossible to imagine him giving up the money, the fame or -- least of all -- the attention.

TBT 2019 schedule, tip times, TV info, expert picks

The $2 million TBT begins on Friday. Here's info on how to watch and who our experts are picking to win The Basketball Tournament.

The lost ring that turned a Georgia Southern long-snapper into a 'rock star'

How a 2002 Southern Conference championship ring made its way 2,400 miles back home -- from Montana's Glacier National Park back to its absent-minded owner.

Saban, Alabama need to stop making excuses and give Clemson credit

Clemson won the national championship because it was the better team, not because some Alabama players were supposedly worried about their futures and the NFL.

3x3 basketball: How the U.S. women are pushing to qualify for 2020 Games

While the U.S. women have dominated 5-on-5 basketball, they are no guarantee to even qualify for the women's 3x3 tournament at the 2020 Olympics.

Ron Francis' vision for Seattle's NHL team: 'It will be a destination.'

The Hall of Famer shares his plan for hiring a staff, lessons from the Vegas expansion draft, Seattle's edge in targeting free agents and more.

Julian Alaphilippe has the last laugh, for now anyway, at the Tour de France

Julian Alaphilippe may or may not win the Tour de France, but after Friday's impressive time trials, no one is doubting his capabilities.
Copyright © 2013 Maria Sharapova's Photosite - All Rights Reserved