Maria Sharapova born April 19, 1987 is a Russian Professional Tennis Player but US Resident since 1994 has won 23 WTA Titles includng 3 Grandslam Singles (Wimbledon in 2004;US Open in 2006 & Australian Open in 2008)Titles.
She became the World No. 1 for the first time on Aug 22, 2005 and last regained this ranking for the fourth time on May 19, 2008.
At the age of seven, Sharapova attended a tennis clinic in Moscow run by Martina Navratilova who recommended professional training in Florida,USA which Sharapova did .She made her professional debut in 2001.She was the youngest girl ever to reach the final of the Australian Open 2002 junior championship at 14 years and 9 months.
In April 2005, People named her one of the 50 most beautiful celebrities in the world. In 2006, Maxim ranked Sharapova the hottest athlete in the world for the fourth consecutive year.
In a poll run by Britain's FHM magazine, she was voted the seventh most eligible bachelorette, based on both "wealth and looks."
Maria Sharapova's career profile extends beyond tennis, as she has been featured in a number of modeling assignments.In June 2007, Forbes magazine listed her as the highest-paid female athlete in the world, with annual earnings of over US$26 million, the majority of which was from endorsements and sponsorships
Maria Sharapova in ''Sports Illustrated'' Swimsuit issue in 2006
Maria Sharapova Endorsing 'Canon Powershot Digital Cameras'
Maria Sharapova Endorsing 'Nike'
Sharapova's deal with Tiffany provides the tennis star with especially designed earrings to wear at each of the four Grand Slam events
Maria Sharapova unveiled her 'Maria Sharapova by Cole Haan' collection of handbags and footwear at the Rockefeller Center in New York City
In 2009, Sharapova also teamed up with Sony Ercisson to launch the new T707
Maria Sharapova Endorsing 'Colgate Palmolive'
Maria Sharapova Endorsing 'Land Rover'
Maria Sharapova Endorsing ''Prince Tennis Bags'
Maria Sharapova Endorsing ''TAG HEUER'' Watches
Maria Sharapova Endorsing Cole Haan'' designer & luxury shoes, bags and fine leather accessories
Maria Sharpova's New Hair Cut
"So what do you guys think?? I kind of love it!" she wrote on Facebook
Maria Sharapova Sharapova reacts to a television camera during an exhibition tennis match against Czech Republic's Kvitova and Safarova in Prague