Maria Sharapova, born as Maria Yuryevna Sharapova, is a professional Russian tennis player. She was born on April 19, 1987, in Nyagan, Russia but later moved to Florida, the United States in 1994 with her father to start her professional tennis training. Since 2001, Maria Sharapova has competed on the WTA tour and has been ranked world number one in singles by the WTA on five separate occasions. She was also the only Russian woman to hold the career Grand Slam. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, Maria Sharapova has won silver in women’s singles. Maria Sharapova has collaborated with many famous brands, being featured in advertisements for Nike, Prince, and Cannon, and was featured in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. In 2011, Maria Sharapova was named one of the 30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present, and Future.
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