The Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova is known for her competitive spirit on court and her beauty off it. She has been ranked world number 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association 5 times, and despite a career plagued with injury has achieved considerable longevity in a difficult sport, even holding a career Grand Slam as well as several Olympic medals. A doctor-recommended medication earned her a brief ban from the sport, testing positive for the substance meldonium, but she has since returned to the court with a vengeance. She has been a notable star of the tennis scene since the tender age of sixteen, and while she does want to pursue a family someday, she remains one of the best known and most competitive tennis stars around.
What is Maria Sharapova’s religion?
Maria Sharapova is a deeply religious woman, having remarked in interviews that she never removes a cross given to her by her parents when she was younger. Although she has never directly stated what denomination she belongs too, it is highly likely she practices in the Eastern Orthodox Christian church, as her family roots lie in Belarus.
What are Maria Sharapova’s political views?
Maria consciously avoids the political scene, both in the US and her birth country of Russia. However, she does hold the strong approval of Russian President Vladimir Putin and is immensely proud of her Russian heritage.
Maria Sharapova puts the cause of nuclear disaster very close to her heart. Her mother and father fled the fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster when they were pregnant with her, and her grandmother lives in the area to this day. She teamed up with the United Nations in 2007 to help alleviate the ongoing effects suffered by those living in the Chernobyl fallout zone. She hopes in doing so to raise the profile of these issues, and help people understand the long-term negative effects of these disasters and how they affect people’s lives decades after the events themselves.
What hobbies does Maria Sharapova have?
Maria pursues a modelling career in addition to her sporting one. She has been featured, among others, in the Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit issue, as well as modelling for endorsement deals she holds with Tiffany & co, Nike and Porsche. She also lists singing, dancing and sleeping as some of her favorite hobbies. Her favourite dishes are Thai and Russian influenced, and she adores virgin Strawberry daiquiris.
Some fun facts about Maria Sharapova
Maria also has her own candy line, “Sugarpova”, which she hopes to widen into the lifestyle product market soon. She loves encouraging children to follow their dreams, and was the first torch bearer for the Sochi Winter Olympic games in 2014. Her nickname is Nasha. She signed her first lucrative sponsorship deal with Nike at the tender age of 11. She is also the most searched athlete on Yahoo! sports.
What is Maria Sharapova’s horoscope?
Maria Sharapova was born on April 19th, 1987, making her a hard-hitting Aries.
Who is Maria Sharapova dating?
Briefly dating both singer Adam Levine and TV producer Charlie Ebersol, Maria Sharapova was engaged to Slovenian pro basketball player Sasha Vujacic between 2011-2012. However, the engagement ended, and she moved on to a relationship with Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov in 2013. The relationship ended in 2015, and she has remained single since.