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Maria Sharapova – Family, Family Tree: THE UNTOLD TRUTH

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Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a professional tennis player of Russian descent. She has been ranked number 1 in the worldwide ranking of professional women tennis players in 2005.

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Her total time as world’s number one is 21 weeks. She was only 18 years old when she earned the title. Maria became a professional player when she was only 13 years old and has actively competed in the WTA Tour since 2001.

She is the only woman Russian tennis player that holds a career grand slam title.

Although a permanent US Resident in Manhattan Beach, California, Maria remains to this day a Russian citizen. In fact, she represented Russia in the 2012 Summer Olympics. She won the silver medal in the women’s singles, losing to a 6-0, 6-1 match against Serena Williams.

She has also modeled for different brands and was featured in multiple advertisements.

She was named one of the “30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: The Past, Present, and Future” and “100 Greatest of All Time.”

She is also the highest paid female athlete for eleven years

Personal Life
She was born on April 19, 1987, in Nyagan, Russian SFSR. Two years after she was born, her family then moved to Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia.

Growing up, Maria was influenced by her parents’ interest in tennis. She even impressed the Russian coach and trainer, Yuri Yutkin with her playing style. She constantly practiced in the park after being gifted with her very first racket. She received her first real racket when she was four years old.

Her father once befriended Aleksandr Kafelnicov, father of another famous tennis player, Yevgeny Kafelnicov. She attended a tennis clinic in 1993 that was run by Martina Navratilova in Moscow. Martina is a retired tennis player and coach. She has trained there for a year before moving to the United States with her father.

Family
Her parents are originally from Gomel, Belarussian, SSR but due to fears of the effects of the Chernobyl nuclear incident, they moved to Nyagan.

Her father used to work in the construction industry and he met her mother in their hometown in Gomel. Her father, Yuri Sharapova, worked in the Siberian Oilfields while in Nyagan. Her mother, Yelena Sharapova attended to her.

Being fans of tennis, both her parents gave her a make-shift racket, not being able to afford a real child-size racket.

Due to problems with her visa, her mother chose to stay behind in Sochi, as Maria was accompanied by her father to join the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton. Her mother joined them about two years later.

Relationships
Maria has had a couple of relationships that were known to the public.

Adam Levine
In 2005, shortly after Maria turned 18, she had a brief relationship with Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine. He serenaded her during her party in New York. Their romance ended as quick as how it started. Now, Adam is currently married to the Victoria Secret Angel, Behati Prinsloo.

Andy Roddick
Post-Adam, Maria was rumored to be date Andy Roddick in 2006. He is another high-profile tennis player like Maria. Although she has not denied nor confirmed that relationship, major news sites like The Washington Post has reported about them.

Charlie Ebersol
Around 2008, Maria dated Charlie Ebersol. He is a television producer and son of Dick Ebersol, the NBC Sports Chairman. Their relationship is said to have lasted only for a brief moment. The shows he produced include Race to the Scene and The Great Escape. In March 2017, Charlie announced his engagement to the founder and CEO of StyleSeat, Melody McCloskey

Sasha Vujacic
Maria dated Sasha Vujacic, a professional basketball player. The couple first met in November 2009 and had a year three-year relationship together. In October 2010, Sasha and Maria got engaged. Their engagement lasted until May of 2012 when the couple decided to break it off amicably.

Grigor Dimitrov
After she broke off her engagement, later in 2012, Maria started dating the Bulgarian tennis player, Grigor Dimitrov. The two opened their relationship to the public in 2013. Grigor once said in an interview that their relationship started with him sending her an email after seeing her play on TV. The couple broke it off in July 2015.

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Maria Sharapova Gives a Sarcastic Reply to Mardy Fish About Gifting Him a Porsche

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The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2021, popularly known as the WTA Stuttgart Open, will be taking place soon. Interestingly, Maria Sharapova is promoting the tournament since she is the brand ambassador of Porsche.

 

 

Hilarious as always, former tennis player Mardy Fish asked Maria Sharapova if he could get a Porsche from her on Twitter. Interestingly, the 5-time Grand Slam champion came up with a witty reply.

“Yes. I’d be happy to help you with the purchase,” said Sharapova sarcastically in response.

Sharapova didn’t deny Fish a Porsche but instead agreed to help him with the purchase. Some fans are even suspecting that Sharapova might gift a Porsche to her fellow countryman.

Sharapova has been working as the brand ambassador for Porsche since 2013. Thus, she often promotes its events across many social media platforms. She reminded the fans that even though the WTA Stuttgart Open 2021 is happening in the closed stadium this year, they can still watch it from the safety of their homes.

The tournament will begin on April 19, 2021, and will run till April 25, 2021.

Maria Sharapova at the WTA Stuttgart Open 2021
Sharapova has won the Stuttgart Open title three times in her career. Stunningly, she won the title for three consecutive years in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

In 2012, she led a tough campaign but managed to win the title by defeating Victoria Azarenka in the final. Next year, she thrashed Li Na to win her second back-to-back title. The final match against Caroline Wozniacki in 2014 was probably her toughest, where she made an incredible comeback after losing the first set to clinch her third title.

Only Martina Navratilova and Tracy Austin have won the title on more occasions than Sharapova. Navratilova won it six times while Austin won the initial four editions of the tournament. However, before 2006, the Porsche Grand Prix used to take place in Filderstadt instead of Stuttgart.

Fans got quite disappointed when Sharapova retired suddenly in 2020. They believe that she still has a lot of tennis left in her and can make a comeback. Will Sharapova return to the court?

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‘Suffered a lot’: Roger Federer’s startling confession about wife

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Roger Federer has opened up about wife Mirka in a revealing insight into the most famous WAG in world tennis.

 

 

Roger and Mirka are arguably the most-loved couple in tennis, with fans swooning over their relationship.

Mirka was a budding tennis player before meeting Roger at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, before a number of debilitating injuries forced her to retire.

“My wife Mirka has suffered a lot due to her physical problems,” Federer said in an interview with Ringier.

“Her career ended very early and I myself advised her to end that pain.

“I told her as if it were the simplest thing in the world.

“Looking back on it today, I get a weird feeling. I am still playing tournaments at 40 and I find it difficult to stop.”

Federer also revealed a funny anecdote about when Mirka called him in the middle of a match.

“She once phoned me while I was in the middle of a game,” he recalled.

“She had completely forgotten that I was playing.

“This is exactly what I like about her. When we are in a tournament, she is 100% involved, while at home she is free from all thoughts.”

Roger and Mirka have been married since 2009 and have two sets of twins together – Myla and Charlene and Leo and Lenny.

After retiring from tennis in 2002, Mirka went on to serve as Federer’s manager for a brief period before having children.

Mirka and the kids are often spotted courtside at Federer’s matches, cheering on the Swiss legend.

Meanwhile, Federer will almost certainly miss the Australian Open for the second year in a row, with the Swiss maestro said to be recovering slowly from a third knee surgery in 18 months.

Federer’s long-time coach Ivan Ljubicic has played down fears the tennis world has seen the last of the 20-times grand slam champion, who turned 40 in August.

Federer has played just 13 matches in 2021 and not one since suffering a straight-sets quarter-final loss to Hubert Hurkacz at Wimbledon in July.

The six-time Open champion’s latest four-month lay-off comes after he spent a year on the sidelines following his record-setting 15th semi-final appearance at Melbourne Park in 2020.

“Roger Federer is very unlikely to play the Australian Open,” Ljubicic told Sky Sport TV on Sunday.

“He is 40 and doesn’t recover as fast as before. But he wants to compete again and won’t retire all of a sudden.

“We will be able to see Roger again next year. I don’t know when exactly, but he is undergoing rehabilitation. He is recovering slowly, he is not in a hurry.”

The veteran superstar was still on crutches when he made a surprise appearance courtside at the Laver Cup in Boston in late September.

“Given that he was still on crutches, I doubt we’d see him here because he needs a longer prep to get ready for a grand slam than what he’s going to be able to have,” Australian doubles great turned commentator Todd Woodbridge told AAP.

Federer contested a record 21 successive Opens from 2000 to 2020 and boasts a remarkable 102-15 win-loss record at the tournament.

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EMINEM’S CONVICTED BURGLAR IS BACK ON THE PROWL BEATING DOWN SECURITY GUARDS

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Matthew David Hughes, the man who broke into homes looking for Eminem multiple times in an effort to kill him back in 2020, is once again in legal trouble.

Hughes was originally charged with first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of property but pleaded no contest to second-degree home invasion in exchange for the former charges being dropped.

Hughes pleaded guilty in Macomb County Circuit Court on Monday (November 22) for failing to show up for his probation appointment on September 30. According to court records, he also pleaded not guilty to assaulting the security guard. Following his sentencing, his attorney Richard Glanda said he didn’t know where Hughes would be residing considering he was reportedly homeless upon being arrested.

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The man known to be Eminem’s stalker was originally sentenced to five years probation after serving 524 days in jail for breaking into the Detroit rap star Clinton Township house in April 2020 and threatening to kill him. Eminem allegedly woke up to Hughes towering over his bed and escorted him out of his house where a security guard restrained him until police arrived.

Hughes is currently being held in the county jail on $10,000 bond. He’s scheduled to be sentenced on December 15 for his parole violation.

Drake once had a similar stalking-related situation happen to him, when a knife-wielding woman was arrested in March for trying to break into his Toronto estate. She allegedly struck a security guard with a metal pipe when trying to gain access to the property.

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