Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a former World No. 1 Russian professional tennis player and three time Grand Slam singles champion. As of 31 August 2009, she is ranked World No. 31.
When Sharapova was seven, she and her father moved from their life of poverty in Russia to the United States, to enroll in the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. After rising rapidly through the junior and professional ranks... Full
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