Maria Sharapova is a renowned world professional tennis player coming from Russia. She has gained much fame following her professionalism in the game. Having commenced in her career at the age of 14 years, she has had several injuries making it a tough journey to success. She has majored in sports but also produced her brands due to her popularity.
She has had nicknames such as Siberian Siren and Screaming Cinderella by media following her performance in the game. She has been majorly known for one of her greatest achievement in which she was ranked to be the first in singles by WTA. Keep reading this article to know more about the net worth of Maria Sharapova in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Maria Sharapova was born on 19th April in 1987 to Yuri, Yelena in Nyagan Town, Russia. Her full name is Maria Yuryevna Sharapova. At her young age, she moved together with her father to the United States of America in the year 1994 so that she could enroll Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy which is located in Florida with her mother joining them later after two years.
Due to her tender age, Sharapova was denied admission in the school which led her to join another school known as Rick Macci Tennis Academy. After completing her training, she signed with International Management Group (IMG) a global talent and sports organization in New York.
Maria Sharapova dated Adam Levine who is a singer in 2005 though separated after a short while. She then began dating again in 2008 in which she was in a relationship with Charlie Ebersol who was a TV producer. They separated and she got into another relationship in 2009 with a Slovenian professional basketball player known as Sasha Vujacic who their engagement was brought to the public in 2010. This however ended and separated in 2012. She then dated Grigor Dimitrov in 2013 who was a Bulgarian tennis player but later separated in 2015.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
At a very tender age, Maria Sharapova used to attend a tennis clinic that was being held in Moscow from which Martina Navratilova used to run this clinic. On viewing how Maria used to play the tennis game, she recommended that she get a professional training in IMG Academy at Bradenton in Florida. Together with the family, they went to the United States of America where Sharapova got training from Rick Macci Tennis Academy.
She got her first fame in 2000 at the tennis court from which she won Eddie Herr International Junior Championships for girls’ 16 while she was 13 years. In this time, she received an award as The Rising Star Award. She then got to number six in the ITF junior world singles ranking in the year 2002. In this year she had much success making up to increase in popularity due to the Australian Open finals in 2002, 2002 French Open third round, 2001 U.S. Open second round and the 2002 Wimbledon Championships Finals.
Her fame got to the peak in 2004 at Wimbledon at the age of 17 when she defeated the defending champion, Serena Williams. This win led her to enter into the top 10 in the ranking of the first time. She then has had unmatched success with an increase in popularity in tennis. With her success, she can relate it to several championships she has attended such as US Open, French Open, Wimbledon Championship, and Australian Open.
Net Worth & Earnings
Maria Sharapova has an estimated net worth of $200 Million. This has been enabled by the wonderful success she has had with her professionalism in playing Tennis. Her wins have highly contributed to her lovely net worth as she has recorded wonderful wins of the large tournaments.
Maria Sharapova’s skills combined with her passion for Tennis have been one of the fruits of her success. She has always worked extra had to ensure she maintains to be the best. Though she faced challenges at her young age, she took the advantage of motivating herself to better her skills.