Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova


4/19/1987, Nyagan, Russia

Birth Name

Maria Yuryevna Sharapova


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"I couldn't have succeeded without [my parents]", Sharapova said, and she was right. She and her parents fled to Seberia to avoid the effects of Chernobyl. She and her father then emigrated to Florida when she was only 7. When Maria was 9, she was enrolled at Nick…more


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    • Reporter: What are you doing during a long flying in the plane?
      Maria: Listening to music, eating... And doing my homework. I love studing and i miss my school badly.

    • Reporter: What except for the passport does make you feel yourself as the Russian?
      Maria: I was born in Russia... And i still have a big family there... And should i explain it? Is it even possible to explain?! It just should be felt. I know there is russian blood inside me. Near americans i feel myself russian first of all.

    • Reporter: How many hours per day do you train?
      Maria: About 4 hours of tennis per day. Plus fitness 1,5-2 hours. During tournaments i train 2-3 hours per day.

    • Reporter: Are you really personally familiar with Vladimir Putin?
      Maria: No, only in formal. He calls me, congratulates with victories. All these calls take about five minutes, no more. Every time says that everyone in Moscow waits for me and supports. Nice, kind words.

    • Reporter : What language are your dreams on?
      Maria: Oh, I even don't know. But usually I think on Russian.

    • Reporter: You always think so positively. Do you scoop it from yourself?
      Maria: I always try to be an optimist. I think it helps to live.

    • Maria: Do you know what a pleasure it is to drink some coffee at home? No one serve you – you just make it yourself. To spend time with your family, to sleep at home, not in the hotel but in your bed… Home - this is the best place for being, for rest.

    • Maria: This year I decided that the most important thing was my health. Because when you are healthy you are happy. Even when you lose. That's the main thing – to be healthy.

    • Reporter: How do you feel when you hear "Maria Sharapova, the champion of Wimbledon"?
      Maria: It's awesome, I don't have any words. I have never, never expected that it was going to happen so soon. To arrive here and to win – this was my dream.

    • Reporter: What are you most afraid of?
      Maria: Some animals. For example snakes. I've met some, awful.

    • Reporter: What delicacy you can not resist?
      Maria: The ice-cream with the strawberry.

    • Reporter: Can you remember the last time your father didn't visit your match?
      Maria: Never! It seems to me that he has missed only three trainings!

    • Maria: My dad is the most important person for me. More important then my trainer. I need and love my family more then anything else. I don't know what would I've done without my dad. At least I wouldn't sit here and give you this interview

    • Maria: I like fascinating matches. It have always been a pleasant to me to watch Agassi's and Sampras's game! I considered that it was classical matches. And these matches' tennis was amazing!

    • Reporter: Are you going to come back to Russia anytime?
      Maria: I don't know. It depends of my activities for that time. Remember that I live in the place I work in. And my work is tennis. If Russia had good conditions for trainings I would live and train in Russia.

    • Maria: My parents did a lot for my life and my career. Most of these fine and awful moments we divide together. Especially good moments, they are so important for my family.

    • Reporter: Do you have enough time to feel yourself as an usual 17 years old girl?
      Maria: If I continue to win I'll have less time to do it. But outside the court I really feel myself as an usual girl

    • Reporter: How did the first have of being in the rang of the best planet's tennisist passed?
      Maria: I have never gotten so many messages in my phone! Also i got about seven flowers bouquets... Phone called every minute, everyone wanted to congradulate me! That was so pleasantly! It helps to feel that i have reached something. Amazing day!

    • Reporter: Please, name the person who have brought the greatest contribution to your achievements! Besides yourself, of course.
      Maria: I can't name one. Only two. My dear parents. No doubt - mom and dad.

    • Reporter: Your dress was wonderful on US Open!
      Maria: Yeah, i'm very glad you estimated it! It's a pleasure for me when a man has his own fashion feeling! It's good.

    • Reporter: You was such a fashion-woman last year. You was a real US Open star.
      Maria: I won't ever look like a doll any more. It just went out of the fashion.

    • (On Posing Naked)
      Maria Sharapova: I love being naked when I'm alone, I'm fully comfortable being naked. However in public I cant convince myself to do it, atleast not yet.
      Reporter: So you wont rule out the possibility of posing naked in the future?
      Maria Sharapova: No no way I just dont know if I feel comfortable with it right now.

    • Maria: I dont like posing in a bikini as there is nothing to hold on to.

    • Maria Sharapova: I'm not the next anyone, I'm the first Maria Sharapova.

    • Maria Sharapova: I'm just like every other girl who likes to shop, likes to look good, likes to spend time with friends.

    • Maria Sharapova: I learned there's a big difference between juniors and the pros.

    • Maria Sharapova: I don't follow other players or the tournaments they play. I have my own schedule and do my own thing. I never really think, 'Oh, I want to be or play like so-and-so.' I just like being myself.

    • Maria Sharapova: A great tennis career is something that a 15-year-old normally doesn't have. I hope my example helps other teens believe they can accomplish things they never thought possible.

    • (About her legs)
      Maria Sharapova: I wouldn't say I'm in love with them.

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  • The best.

    Maria is, like, one of my favorite people ever! She's a great tennis player.

    I love tennis, it's my favorite sport. She's my favorite tennis player. She has fifteen titles in tennis and she's only nineteen years old!

    She's also very pretty. I love her hair and she's very fit. and very tall. She's 6 foot 2 inches.

    Maria also worked very hard to get where she is today. she's been through a lot in her life too. When she was seven her father and her moved from russia to the US and they didn't speak English. They also only had 700 dollars.

    I admire Maria for her talent, beauty and perserverance (sp?).moreless
  • Maria Sharapova is just great!

    Maria Sharapova is a really good tennis player, and I got to tell you that I disagree with all those people that say that she is just pretty and that she does not know how to play tennis, but they are wrong! Maria Sharapova does really know how to play tennis and she is one of the finest women I have ever seen, if you get the chance to watch her play you should really do it, because she is just brilliant. Apart from that, she is also, though I hate to admit it, a really pretty and gorgeous woman that really gets the attention of the media. According to a TV program I watch she was cataloged as the third most beautiful woman in the whole world, and that is something! I really admire her, and I think she is pretty good!moreless