Maria Yuryevna Sharapova
|Maria Sharapova 2015|
|Nickname:||Masha, La Shara|
|Birthday:||19th April 1987
|1st professional season:||2001|
|Playing hand:||Right, two-handed backhand|
|Prize money:||$ 38,777,962|
|Career record:||645: 171|
|Career title:||36 WTA , 4 ITF|
|Highest ranking:||1 (August 22, 2005)|
|Weeks as No. 1:||21st|
|Career title:||3 WTA, 0 ITF|
|Highest ranking:||41 (June 14, 2004)|
|Sources: official player profiles at the ATP / WTA and ITF (see web links )|
Marija Jurjewna Sharapova ( Russian Мария Юрьевна Шарапова , scientific transliteration Marija Jur'evna Šarapova ; emphasis: María Júr'evna Šarápova , English transcription Maria Yuryevna Sharapova ; born April 19, 1987 in Njagan ) is a former Russian player .
She was number one in the world and is one of the few tennis players who has won all four Grand Slam tournaments at least once . In 2016, she was banned for 15 months after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium .
Origin and beginnings in tennis
Sharapova's parents Juri and Jelena left Homel in Belarus because of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 and settled in Nyagan in western Siberia . In 1989 the family moved on to Sochi , where Yuri met Yevgeny Kafelnikov's father , Alexander. Maria Sharapova got her first tennis racket from this at the age of four. She first practiced with her father in a park, later she learned from Yuri Jutkin. Martina Navrátilová discovered her at a sighting tournament in Moscow at the age of six and recommended that her parents train their daughter with Nick Bollettieri in Florida at the IMG Academy tennis camp . Father Juri and his seven-year-old daughter moved to Bradenton in 1994, the mother came two years later. In 1995 the father signed a training contract with IMG . Maria Sharapova entered the tennis academy at the age of nine.
First Grand Slam success and victory at the WTA Tour Championships (2000–2004)
Sharapova won the Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis in the age group up to 16 years in November 2000 at the age of 13. She played her first ITF youth tournament in 2001 in Sarasota , Florida . In March 2002 she made her debut on the WTA Tour . She lost to Monica Seles in the second round in Indian Wells and was in the finals of ITF junior tournaments five times in a row that same year , of which she won the top three. At the end of 2002 she was ranked 186th in the WTA world rankings.
In 2003 she made her breakthrough. With the qualification for the Australian Open and the French Open , she took part in Grand Slam tournaments for the first time. In her first appearance at Wimbledon , she lost in the round of 16 against Svetlana Kuznetsova . At the Japan Open in Tokyo , she won her first individual title. Another followed at the WTA tournament in Québec . At the end of 2003, she was ranked 32nd in the world.
At the Australian Open in 2004 she advanced to the third round, where she was defeated by Anastassija Myskina . In June she won her third individual title at the tournament in Birmingham and reached number 15 in the world rankings. In July, she was surprisingly seeded number 13 in the final at Wimbledon. There the nervous 17-year-old defeated the defending champion Serena Williams 6: 1, 6: 4 and won the most important Grand Slam tournament as the first Russian and third youngest player in the tournament's history. This was the first time she qualified for the WTA Tour Championships in Los Angeles in mid-November. In the final, she prevailed there again against Serena Williams (4: 6, 6: 2, 6: 4) and became world champion. In 2004 she won two more individual titles (Seoul, Tokyo) and moved up to fourth place in the world rankings. However, she did not qualify for the Olympic Games in Athens.
Victory at the US Open (2005-2006)
The year 2005 was not quite as successful despite three titles won (Tokyo, Doha and Birmingham). She failed in the semifinals of three Grand Slam tournaments and in the quarterfinals of the French Open. At the Australian Open she lost to Serena Williams despite match points, at the French Open she had to admit defeat to Justine Henin , at Wimbledon she lost to Venus Williams and at the US Open in the semifinals to Kim Clijsters . In the semi-finals of Indian Wells she was even defeated by Lindsay Davenport with the "maximum penalty" of 0: 6, 0: 6. Nevertheless, on August 22, she became the first world number one in her country, even if initially only for a week. The semi-finals in Flushing Meadows promoted them back to the top rank, which they lost six weeks later to Lindsay Davenport. At her second WTA Championships she reached the semifinals, which she lost against the eventual winner Amélie Mauresmo 6: 7 1 , 3: 6.
2006 began with little success at first. At the Australian Open she failed in the semifinals to Justine Henin, at the French Open already in the second round. At Wimbledon, she advanced to the semi-finals for the third time in a row, but was again subject to Mauresmo, the eventual winner. Sharapova celebrated her second Grand Slam victory on September 9, 2006 at the US Open with a 6-4, 6-4 final victory over Justine Henin. She also won the Zurich Open and the WTA tournament in Linz . With these results she secured the ticket for the WTA Championships in Madrid for the third time. There she had to admit defeat Henin in the semifinals.
Australian Open win and shoulder injury (2007-2008)
At the Australian Open 2007 Sharapova was number 1 on the seeding list due to Henin's cancellation. She also reached the final, but lost to Serena Williams (1: 6, 2: 6) - yet she was world number one again. In Tokyo she made it to the semi-finals, which she had to give up against Ana Ivanović when the score was 1: 6, 1: 0 due to injury. After a long break, she took part in the tournament in Indian Wells in March, where she lost to Vera Swonaryova in the round of 16 . With this defeat, she had to give first place back to Henin. She played her next tournament in Miami, where she was clearly defeated by Serena Williams 1: 6, 1: 6 in the fourth round. After another long break from injury, she took part in the tournament in Istanbul, where she surprisingly lost her semi-final match against French Aravane Rezaï 2: 6, 4: 6. At the French Open she reached the semi-finals for the first time in her career, but was clearly defeated by Ana Ivanović 2: 6, 1: 6.
At her first lawn tournament of the year in Birmingham she reached the final with victories over Lilia Osterloh , Tamira Paszek , Jelena Lichowzewa and Marion Bartoli , which she lost to Jelena Janković 6: 4, 3: 6 and 5: 7. At Wimbledon, Sharapova failed in the round of 16 with 1: 6, 3: 6 to Venus Williams. At the beginning of August she won her first tournament of the year in San Diego - in the final she defeated Patty Schnyder in three sets. In Los Angeles she made it to the semifinals, to which she could not compete due to an injury. At the US Open she lost to Agnieszka Radwańska 4: 6, 6: 1 and 2: 6 in the third round . In Moscow she lost her opening match in two sets. After Venus Williams had canceled due to an injury for Madrid, Sharapova moved up and reached the final against world number one Justine Henin without losing the match. In a marathon game she finally got the short straw with 7: 5, 5: 7 and 3: 6.
In Melbourne 2008 Sharapova played fifth in the world rankings again without injury. In doing so, she defeated three players who were better placed in the world rankings and, after six wins without losing a set, moved over, among others, Lindsay Davenport (6: 1, 6: 3), Jelena Dementjewa (6: 2, 6: 0), Justine Henin (6: 4 , 6: 0) and Jelena Janković (6: 4, 6: 1) into the final. With the victory (7: 5, 6: 3) over Ana Ivanović, she secured her first Australian Open and third Grand Slam title.
Then she played in the Fed Cup for Russia against Israel, where she won both singles and contributed significantly to the 4-1 success. In February she won her second tournament of the season in Doha . In the final, she defeated her compatriot Vera Swonaryova 6: 1, 2: 6 and 6: 0. She had to cancel the tournament in Dubai due to a viral illness. At the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells she reached the semifinals, which she lost in three sets against Svetlana Kuznetsova. Before this defeat, their season record was 18-0 wins. She had to cancel the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami due to a shoulder injury. In Rome she advanced to the semi-finals, where she could not compete due to a strained calf. On May 19, she was finally number one again in the world after the previous world number one Henin had announced her resignation the week before. On June 9, Sharapova gave the top position again, this time to Ana Ivanović. In Wimbledon at the end of June, she lost in round two 2: 6 and 4: 6 against Alla Kudrjawzewa . At the Rogers Cup in Montreal, she advanced to the round of 16 with a victory over Marta Domachowska , which she could not contest due to a torn tendon in her shoulder. A little later, she also canceled the Olympic Games in Beijing and one day later also her participation in the US Open (she had not missed a Grand Slam tournament since the Australian Open in 2003). She did not appear in any tournament in 2008.
Due to her shoulder injury, Sharapova had to cancel her participation in the Hong Kong Exhibition and the Australian Open. On March 12, she celebrated her comeback at the tournament in Indian Wells, but only in doubles, which she lost in the first round. After the long break, she played her first individual tournament in Warsaw. At the French Open, she made it to the quarter-finals. At Wimbledon, she was eliminated in the second round against Gisela Dulko . In the preparatory tournament for the US Open in Stanford, she reached the quarterfinals, which she lost to Venus Williams. In Los Angeles she failed after victories over Jarmila Groth, Wiktoryja Asaranka , Aljona Bondarenko and Urszula Radwańska in the semifinals to the eventual winner Flavia Pennetta . At the Rogers Cup in Toronto she lost to Jelena Dementjewa in the final . At the US Open, she did not get past the third round. Sharapova made 21 double mistakes in the almost three-hour match against the American Melanie Oudin . She herself attributed this to being unable to serve the second serve at less than 95 mph. Her final comeback after the shoulder injury was when she won the 2009 Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. In the final against Jelena Janković she was 5-2 ahead in the first set when she had to give up due to a hand injury. With the victory, Sharapova once again moved up to the top 15 in the world rankings. At the subsequent tournament in Beijing , she was eliminated in the third round against Peng Shuai after she had previously defeated Asaranka in a longer match.
The year 2010 began with a defeat at the Australian Open in the first round - the earliest elimination from a Grand Slam tournament since 2003. She then won the tournament in Memphis without losing a set. At the following tournaments in Indian Wells and Madrid she was eliminated again early. In Strasbourg she won her second title of the year against the German Kristina Barrois . At the French Open, she lost to Justine Henin in three sets in the third round. At the tournament in Birmingham she lost the final against Li Na . In Wimbledon she lost after good performances in the round of 16 against Serena Williams 6: 7 9 , 4: 6. The tournaments before the US Open were very successful. In Stanford she managed to get into the finals, but Viktoria Asaranka won. She also reached the final when she first entered the tournament in Cincinnati. Against Kim Clijsters she was 6: 2, 5: 3 ahead and had several match points, but the final had to be interrupted due to the weather; finally she lost the match 6: 2, 6: 7, 4 and 2: 6. At the last Grand Slam tournament of the year, she lost to Caroline Wozniacki in the round of 16 . At the tournaments in Tokyo and Beijing, she was eliminated very early.
Career Grand Slam and winning the Olympic silver medal (2011–2012)
Before the start of the season, Thomas Hogstedt was announced as assistant coach. At her first official tournament of the season, the ASB Classic 2011 in Auckland , she lost in the quarter-finals to the Hungarian Gréta Arn . After the tournament, she announced that she was ending the collaboration with Michael Joyce, although she had worked successfully with him for many years.
At the Australian Open she came after victories over Tamarine Tanasugarn (6: 1 and 6: 3), Virginie Razzano (7: 6 3 and 6: 3) and Julia Görges (4: 6, 6: 4, 6: 4) into the round of 16, where she was defeated by the German Andrea Petković with 2: 6 and 3: 6. In Indian Wells, Sharapova reached the semi-finals, in which she was defeated by world number one Caroline Wozniacki with 1: 6 and 2: 6. For the first time since February 2009 she reached the top 10 of the WTA world rankings. In Miami she beat Alexandra Dulgheru in the quarterfinals in the longest match of her career to date (3 hours and 28 minutes). She lost the final against Asaranka in straight sets. She played her first tournament on clay in Madrid, where she lost to Dominika Cibulková in the round of 16 . At the WTA tournament in Rome, she defeated Samantha Stosur in the final .
At the French Open , she advanced to the semi-finals for the second time in her career with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Andrea Petković, in which she was defeated by the eventual winner Li Na 4-6 and 5-7. The tournament also marked the end of Sharapova's most successful clay court season to date (twelve wins with only two defeats). Thanks to these results, she was back on world number 6.
She then played her first tournament on grass at Wimbledon, where she reached the final with two-set victories over Anna Tschakwetadze , Laura Robson , Klára Zakopalová , Peng Shuai, Dominika Cibulková and Sabine Lisicki , which she beat Petra Kvitová 3: 6 and 4: 6 lost. As a result, she improved to fifth place in the ranking - her best position so far since her comeback after her shoulder injury. She played her first preparation tournament for the US Open in Stanford, where she lost the quarterfinals to Serena Williams. In Toronto, she surprisingly lost in the third round to Galina Voskoboyeva . A week later in Cincinnati, she won the title with a final win over Jelena Janković. At the US Open itself, she lost to Flavia Pennetta in the third round . Despite the early elimination, she was able to improve to position 2 in the world rankings. At the tournament in Tokyo, she had to give up in the quarterfinals against Kvitová due to an ankle injury and also cancel the tournament in Beijing. Because of the good results she qualified for the WTA Tour Championships for the first time since 2007 . At the tournament, which is now being played in Istanbul, Sharapova did not get beyond the preliminary round after defeats against Li Na and Samantha Stosur. In 2011 she finished fourth in the world rankings.
In preparation for the Australian Open, the tournament in Brisbane was planned, but she canceled it due to her ankle injury. At the Australian Open itself, Sharapova, seeded number 4, survived the first rounds without any problems. She beat Gisela Dulko, Angelique Kerber and, in round four, Sabine Lisicki, another German who gave her the first set loss at this tournament. Sharapova lost the final against Asaranka smoothly 3: 6, 0: 6. After the Australian Open she played for Russia in the Fed Cup and won a game against Spain. At the indoor tournament in Paris, she lost in the quarter-finals to the eventual winner Angelique Kerber. Before the next tournament, Sharapova took part in the BNP Paribas Showdown and won against Caroline Wozniacki. At the tournament in Indian Wells, she achieved her best result after winning the tournament in 2006 and made it to the final against Viktoria Asaranka. A week later, she reached the Miami finals for the fourth time after 2005, 2006 and 2011. Sharapova also lost this final there, this time 5: 7 and 4: 6 against Agnieszka Radwańska. Since 2005 in Berlin, Sharapova has played for the first time in Germany at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart. During the tournament she beat three players from the top 5 in the world rankings. In the quarter-final match against Samantha Stosur, she fended off a match point and won in three sets with 6: 7, 7: 6 and 7: 5. In the semifinals she defeated Petra Kvitova and in the final Wiktoryja Asaranka 6: 1 and 6: 4. At the tournament in Madrid Sharapova was eliminated in the quarter-finals, at the tournament in Rome she was able to defend her title from the previous year. She beat Li Na 4: 6, 6: 4 and 7: 6 (7: 5) in the final and, like in Stuttgart, fended off a match point. In 2012 she moved into the final of the French Open for the first time , where she defeated the surprise of the tournament, Sara Errani , in straight sets with 6: 3, 6: 2. With her first success in Roland Garros, Sharapova completed her career grand slam . With her entry into the finals, Sharapova also returned to the top of the world rankings after more than four years. After the defeat in the round of 16 at Wimbledon against Sabine Lisicki, Sharapova lost the top position again to Asaranka after a month and fell back to 3rd place. Shortly before the Olympic Games in London , it was announced that Sharapova will lead the Russian delegation as the flag bearer at the opening ceremony. It was her first participation in the Olympic Games, in which she entered the final of the Olympic tennis tournament. There she met Serena Williams , against whom she clearly lost with 0: 6 and 1: 6 and thus won the silver medal for Russia. Due to a gastrointestinal infection, Sharapova had to cancel the preparatory tournaments in Montreal and Cincinnati and fell back to 3rd place in the world rankings. At the US Open she reached the semifinals, her best result after winning the tournament in 2006. In the semifinals, however, she had to admit defeat Asaranka. At the tournament in Tokyo Sharapova reached the quarter-finals, in Beijing the final, which she in turn lost to Asaranka. Until the WTA Championships , she climbed back to second place in the world rankings. There she made it to the semi-finals without defeat, in which she defeated the world number one Asaranka in two sets with 6: 4 and 6: 2. In the final she was defeated by a superior Serena Williams 4: 6 and 3: 6.
The year 2013 began Sharapova directly at the Australian Open . She made it straight to the semi-finals, but had to admit defeat to number 6 seed Li Na. In Doha she had to admit defeat to Serena Williams in the semifinals. She won the final of the hard court tournament in Indian Wells in straight sets against Caroline Wozniacki. In Miami , she moved into the final without losing a set before losing to top seed Serena Williams in three sets. At the clay court tournament in Stuttgart she won her second title against Li Na in 2013. In Madrid , she failed again in the final against Serena Williams. At the tournament in Rome , she did not appear in the quarter-finals due to a virus infection. In the second Grand Slam tournament of the year in Paris , as in Australia, she reached the final. But it failed for the third time in a row in a final at Serena Williams. At Wimbledon , the tournament was over for her in the second round when she lost to number 131 in the world, the qualifier Michelle Larcher de Brito . The last tournament she played in 2013 was the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. There she was eliminated in round two after a bye.
In 2014 she advanced to the semi-finals in Brisbane , but had to admit defeat to Serena Williams again. At the Australian Open , she was eliminated in third place in the round of 16. In Paris , she made it to the semi-finals. She could not repeat her previous triumph in Indian Wells as she was eliminated in the third round. In Miami, the negative streak against Serena Williams continued when she lost to her in two sets in the semifinals. She won the following two tournaments in Stuttgart and Madrid. In Rome she was eliminated in the second round. In Roland Garros she was able to win a Grand Slam tournament for the second time for the first time. At Wimbledon , she failed in the second round to Angelique Kerber . At the Rogers Cup , she lost in the third round to Carla Suárez Navarro . The subsequent tournament in Cincinnati she ended in the semifinals against Ana Ivanović . At the beginning of October she won the China Open in Beijing against Petra Kvitová 6: 4, 2: 6 and 6: 3. At the WTA Championships , she was eliminated in the preliminary round.
As in the previous year, the 2015 season began in Brisbane . This time she won the tournament with a three-set victory in the final over Ana Ivanović. In May 2015 she won her 35th WTA title in Rome, where she defeated Carla Suárez Navarro 4: 6, 7: 5 and 6: 1 in the final.
Doping ban 2016
On March 7, 2016, Sharapova announced at a press conference that she had tested positive for the banned substance meldonium at the Australian Open in January . That the cardiovascular agent since January 2016 for the doping - ban list stand, it was that taking a medicine containing this active since 2006, did not notice. After Sharapova renounced the opening and testing of the B sample, the World Tennis Federation Sharapova suspended the game from March 12, 2016. The remedy meldonium, which is very common in Russia among competitive athletes, improves blood circulation and endurance.
On May 18, 2016, she had to answer for the prohibited use of the drug at her hearing before the ITF. Despite her provisional ban on doping, she was appointed to the provisional Russian tennis team for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. On June 8, 2016, the ITF banned it for two years for doping with retroactive effect from January 26, 2016. Sharapova appealed against this suspension to the International Sports Court (CAS), which shortened the suspension to 15 months. In its reasoning, the CAS criticized the fact that the World Tennis Federation had not communicated the changed status of Meldonium clearly enough. Sharapova was nevertheless partly to blame, even if taking the drug was not a serious mistake. It was favorably taken into account that she took direct responsibility. Sharapova has been eligible to play again since April 26, 2017, four and a half weeks before the 2017 French Open . Sharapova said she was looking forward to her return to the tennis court soon. In an interview with the American television presenter Charlie Rose , she criticized the fact that the arbitration tribunal selected by the ITF was not neutral in contrast to the CAS.
Sharapova made it into the first round of the 2017 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix with a wildcard . Her first match after the doping verdict was victorious against Roberta Vinci , and she finally lost in the semi-finals. In the further course of the year Sharapova was able to continuously improve her position in the world rankings. With a wildcard she made it into the main field of the US Open 2017 , where she first beat the number two in the world rankings at the time, Simona Halep , in the first round . By winning the WTA tournament in Tianjin , she improved to 57th place on October 16, 2017.
In March 2018, Sharapova separated from her coach Sven Groeneveld after four years . On February 26, 2020, she announced her immediate retirement.
Style of play
Sharapova had extremely powerful strokes from the baseline that she could play at a good angle. She played safely on the backhand and was able to score points, especially with her strong forehand. Instead of the traditional volley or slam ball, she often played a swinging volley when she hit the net or attacked lobs. Other notable strokes from her repertoire were the backhand slice and stop balls, which she has been using increasingly since 2008.
Despite her height, Sharapova had good speed and footwork.
At the beginning of her career, Sharapova's serves were considered particularly powerful and dangerous and were among the best on the WTA Tour. Since the beginning of 2007, her serve has become less effective because her shoulder injury caused her to make more errors on the first serve and thus more double errors. In response, Sharapova changed her serve technique to a shorter swing. Since this remained without the hoped-for success, she returned to her original technique after the US Open 2009 and served even more powerfully from then on. Their maximum impact speed was 195 km / h.
She was considered a very nervous and strong-willed fighter. Sharapova was often criticized by the media and her opponents for her loud moans during the rallies, while she herself saw this as a natural reflex.
With balls on the backhand that were difficult to reach, Sharapova occasionally used the left hand for an emergency strike; When she first started her tennis education, she played with her left hand before choosing to play with her right.
Sharapova usually took a lot of time between serves, for which she was cautioned several times at the 2014 French Open.
Records and Statistics
- Marija Sharapova was the second Russian to win a Grand Slam tournament - the first was Anastassija Myskina , who won the French Open on June 3, 2004. On July 4, 2004, just 32 days later, Sharapova won Wimbledon. She was the first Russian woman to win the individual title at the most important Grand Slam tournament and was the third youngest female winner in tournament history.
- On August 22, 2005, she was number 1 in the WTA and thus the first world number one in her country.
- With her 0: 6, 0: 6 defeat in the semi-finals of Indian Wells against the then world number one Lindsay Davenport, Sharapova went down in history in 2005: as the first player in the top 3 of the world rankings, she lost a match without being able to win a game .
- In 2008 Sharapova managed to jump to the top of the world rankings again after 2005. After reaching the final at the French Open , she returned to the top of the world rankings on June 11, 2012.
- With the titles in Australia and Doha, the two wins in the Fed Cup and the semi-finals in Indian Wells, Sharapova achieved the longest winning streak of her career with 18 wins in a row.
- Sharapova won two rounds in a row at the 2013 Australian Open 6-0 and 6-0. Since Wendy Turnbull in 1985 , she was the first tennis player to achieve this.
- After winning the French Open in 2012, Sharapova was the tenth player to win a career grand slam, i.e. that is, she won every Grand Slam tournament at least once.
|1.||October 5, 2003||Tokyo||WTA Tier III||Hard court||Anikó Kapros||2: 6, 6: 2, 7: 6 5|
|2.||November 2, 2003||Quebec||WTA Tier III||Carpet (hall)||Milagros Sequera||6: 2, 0: 0 task|
|3.||June 13, 2004||Birmingham||WTA Tier III||race||Tatiana Golovin||4: 6, 6: 2, 6: 1|
|4th||July 3, 2004||Wimbledon||Grand Slam||race||Serena Williams||6: 1, 6: 4|
|5.||October 3, 2004||Seoul||WTA Tier IV||Hard court||Marta Domachowska||6: 1, 6: 1|
|6th||October 10, 2004||Tokyo||WTA Tier III||Hard court||Mashona Washington||6-0, 6-1|
|7th||November 15, 2004||los Angeles||WTA Tour Championships||Hard court (hall)||Serena Williams||4: 6, 6: 2, 6: 4|
|8th.||February 6, 2005||Tokyo||WTA Tier I||Carpet (hall)||Lindsay Davenport||6: 1, 3: 6, 7: 6 5|
|9.||February 26, 2005||Doha||WTA Tier II||Hard court||Alicia Molik||4: 6, 6: 1, 6: 4|
|10.||June 12, 2005||Birmingham||WTA Tier III||race||Jelena Janković||6: 2, 4: 6, 6: 1|
|11.||March 18, 2006||Indian Wells||WTA Tier I||Hard court||Jelena Dementjewa||6: 1, 6: 2|
|12.||August 6, 2006||San Diego||WTA Tier I||Hard court||Kim Clijsters||7: 5, 7: 5|
|13.||September 9, 2006||US Open||Grand Slam||Hard court||Justine Henin-Hardenne||6: 4, 6: 4|
|14th||October 22, 2006||Zurich||WTA Tier I||Hard court (hall)||Daniela Hantuchová||6: 1, 4: 6, 6: 3|
|15th||October 29, 2006||Linz||WTA Tier II||Hard court (hall)||Nadia Petrova||7: 5, 6: 2|
|16.||August 5, 2007||San Diego||WTA Tier I||Hard court||Patty Schnyder||6: 2, 3: 6, 6: 0|
|17th||January 26, 2008||Australian Open||Grand Slam||Hard court||Ana Ivanović||7: 6, 6: 3|
|18th||February 24, 2008||Doha||WTA Tier I||Hard court||Vera Swonaryova||6: 1, 2: 6, 6: 0|
|19th||April 13, 2008||Amelia Island||WTA Tier II||sand||Dominika Cibulková||7: 6 7 , 6: 3|
|20th||October 2, 2009||Tokyo||WTA Premier 5||Hard court||Jelena Janković||5: 2 task|
|21st||February 21, 2010||Memphis||WTA International||Hard court (hall)||Sofia Arvidsson||6: 2, 6: 1|
|22nd||May 22, 2010||Strasbourg||WTA International||sand||Kristina Barrois||7: 5, 6: 1|
|23.||May 15, 2011||Rome||WTA Premier 5||sand||Samantha Stosur||6: 2, 6: 4|
|24.||August 21, 2011||Cincinnati||WTA Premier 5||Hard court||Jelena Janković||4: 6, 7: 6, 6: 3|
|25th||April 29, 2012||Stuttgart||WTA Premier||Sand (hall)||Viktoriya Azaranka||6: 1, 6: 4|
|26th||May 20, 2012||Rome||WTA Premier 5||sand||Li Na||4: 6, 6: 4, 7: 6 5|
|27.||June 9, 2012||French Open||Grand Slam||sand||Sara Errani||6: 3, 6: 2|
|28.||17th March 2013||Indian Wells||WTA Premier Mandatory||Hard court||Caroline Wozniacki||6: 2, 6: 2|
|29||April 28, 2013||Stuttgart||WTA Premier||Sand (hall)||Li Na||6: 4, 6: 3|
|30th||April 27, 2014||Stuttgart||WTA Premier||Sand (hall)||Ana Ivanović||3: 6, 6: 4, 6: 1|
|31.||May 11, 2014||Madrid||WTA Premier Mandatory||sand||Simona Halep||1: 6, 6: 2, 6: 3|
|32.||June 7, 2014||French Open||Grand Slam||sand||Simona Halep||6: 4, 6: 7 5 , 6: 4|
|33.||5th October 2014||Beijing||WTA Premier Mandatory||Hard court||Petra Kvitová||6: 4, 2: 6, 6: 3|
|34.||January 10, 2015||Brisbane||WTA Premier||Hard court||Ana Ivanović||6: 7 4 , 6: 3, 6: 3|
|35.||17th May 2015||Rome||WTA Premier 5||sand||Carla Suarez Navarro||4: 6, 7: 5, 6: 1|
|36.||15th October 2017||Tianjin||WTA International||Hard court||Aryna Sabalenka||7: 5, 7: 6 8|
|1.||October 4, 2003||Tokyo||WTA Tier III||Hard court||Tamarine Tanasu yarn||
Ansley Cargill Ashley Harkleroad
||7: 6 1 , 6: 0|
|2.||October 26, 2003||Luxembourg||WTA Tier III||Hard court (hall)||Tamarine Tanasu yarn||
Olena Tatarkowa Marlene Weingärtner
||6: 1, 6: 4|
|3.||June 13, 2004||Birmingham||WTA Tier III||race||Maria Kirilenko||
Lisa McShea Milagros Sequera
||6: 2, 6: 1|
Career statistics and tournament record
|Doha||na or a. K.||S.||
na or a. K.
|-||HF||-||a. K.||-||a. K.||1||a. K.||-||1|
|Dubai||na or a. K.||-||-||-||
na or a. K.
|-||a. K.||-||a. K.||-||a. K.||0|
|Madrid||na or a. K.||-||1||AF||VF||F.||S.||HF||-||2||VF||-||-||1|
|-||-||-||AF||VF||-||-||-||na or a. K.||0|
|San Diego||na or a. K.||VF||-||S.||S.||na or a. K.||2|
|Cincinnati||na or a. K.||-||F.||S.||-||2||HF||-||-||-||-||2||-||1|
Montreal / Toronto
|Wuhan||not carried out||AF||2||-||-||-||-||-||0|
|-||-||-||F.||-||S.||-||not carried out||1|
|Beijing||na or a. K.||AF||2||-||F.||-||S.||-||-||AF||-||-||-||1|
|not carried out||-
|not carried out||-
|not carried out||
|not carried out||-
|not carried out||-||0|
|Hard court wins / defeats
|0-0||23: 5||16: 9||34:11||29: 7||45: 5||24: 5||19: 1||20: 5||19: 7||25:11||34: 8||19: 4||27:11||22: 5||4: 1||11: 3||10: 6||7: 5||0: 2||388: 111|
|Sand victories / defeats
|0: 1||5-0||9: 2||8: 3||9: 3||3: 1||7: 2||12: 2||6: 2||7: 2||12: 2||18: 1||17: 2||19: 1||12: 3||0-0||5: 3||10: 4||0-0||0-0||159: 34|
|Turf wins / defeats
|0-0||0-0||9: 2||12: 0||10: 1||8: 2||7: 2||1: 1||5: 2||7: 2||6: 1||8: 2||1: 1||3: 1||5: 1||0-0||0-0||0: 1||1: 2||0-0||83:21|
|Carpet victories / defeats
|0-0||0-0||4-0||1: 1||5: 1||3: 1||2: 2||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||15: 5|
|Overall wins / losses
|0: 1||28: 5||38:13||55:15||53:12||59: 9||40:11||32: 4||31: 9||33:11||43:14||60:11||37: 7||49:13||39: 9||4: 1||16: 6||20:11||8: 7||0: 2||645: 171|
|World ranking points
|-||171||1024||3536||3958||3532||2956||2515||2820||2591||6510||10045||5891||7050||5011||-||1006||1602||466||-||N / A|
|-||186||32||4th||4th||2||5||9||14th||18th||4th||2||4th||2||4th||-||60||29||136||-||N / A|
Explanation of symbols: S = tournament victory; F, HF, VF, AF = entry into the final / semi-finals / quarter-finals / round of 16; 1, 2, 3 = elimination in the 1st / 2nd / 3rd main round; RR = Round Robin (group stage); na = not carried out; a. K. = other category; PO (playoff) = promotion and relegation round in the Fed Cup; K1, K2, K3 = participation in continental groups I, II, III in the Fed Cup.
Note : These statistics take into account all results individually, as stated on the WTA page. Only WTA tournaments of the category Tier I (until 2008) and the WTA tournaments of the categories Premier Mandatory and Premier 5 (since 2009) are shown.
|Australian Open||2||2||2: 2||2|
|US Open||2||-||1: 1||2|
Photo model and advertising contracts
Sharapova was compared to Anna Kurnikova soon after her first appearances in the press . On the other hand, she protested and referred to her sporting successes. Nevertheless, in November 2003 she signed a contract with the world's largest modeling agency IMG Models . In November 2006 she advertised the US glossy magazine Sports Illustrated and in January 2007 she appeared on the cover of the US magazine Teenvogue. According to Sport Bild , Sharapova earned US $ 20 million from advertising contracts in 2007 alone, making her the highest-paid female athlete in the world. In January 2010 she signed an advertising contract worth 70 million US dollars with Nike (duration: 8 years).
In October 2010 Sharapova got engaged to the basketball player Saša Vujačić (* 1984). In spring 2012 the couple separated. Most recently, she was in a relationship with the Bulgarian tennis professional Grigor Dimitrov (* 1991) until July 2015 .
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|SURNAME||Sharapova, Marija Jurjewna|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Sharapova, Maria Jurjewna; Sharapova, Maria Yuryevna|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Russian tennis player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 19, 1987|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Nyagan , Russian SFSR , Soviet Union|