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Maria Sharapova Reveals What Made Her Take an Early Retirement From Tennis

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Former World No. 1 Maria Sharapova was an asset to the game. Having won her first Grand Slam at the age of just 17 years, Maria etched her name in history. The tall Russian has been a constant force in tennis for well over 15 years.

Recently, at the beginning of the year, Maria shocked the world by announcing her retirement from the game. It came as a huge surprise as she wasn’t too old. Taking Serena Williams as an example, at 39 years of age, she’s still competing at the highest level.

Maria Sharapova: Have to Pay Attention to the Body and Mind
Talking about what prompted her to make such a decision, she said, “You have to search within yourself and what you’re feeling.

Also what you’re body is telling you and also what your’re mind is telling you. You can have influences and people who are close to you can guide you to make the right decision. But ultimately you drive your career and you have to be comfortable with making those decisions.”

While the conversation continued, Sharapova felt that she didn’t find that urge to compete anymore. She realized that she would show up for that particular event but mentally she wasn’t really there.

Elaborating further on it, she said, “When you have a call or a practice, you have to show up, all of you. I realized I was showing up for my body. I almost lost touch of competing and competition because I was always a short step from getting there but my body didn’t allow me to get lose and enjoy it.”

The multi-time Grand Slam winner felt that after all these years of devoting her life to tennis, she could utilize that time elsewhere. She also added, “I realized that there is a lot of value in that time and I could apply it in so many better meaningful ways. For so many years, that was the sport and I just believed in committing it to other things in my life.”

Coming back to Sharapova and her achievements, the Russian has won each of the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open once in her lifetime and she’s won at Roland Garros twice.

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Roger Federer reveals awkward moment with wife Mirka at spa

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What is the most unusual situation and most obscure place out of nowhere where someone has come up to Roger Federer and recognized him when he was on holiday or hiking? The Swiss recalled a funny anecdote. ‘I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives.

 

 

That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with Mirka’, Federer said. ‘I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, “AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV.” That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me.

I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.’ Were they naked at the time in the spa? ‘No. It was at the front desk. I didn’t walk in naked.’ Federer also recalled how it felt to spend time in Switzerland when he started having success in tennis and becoming more popular: ‘I had to almost mentally prepare now when I walk out of the house in Basel.

But I’m used to it. I think the people in Basel, in general in Switzerland, they’re okay. They respect my private life. Some of them come up to me like they’re my best friends. Some of them just come up with a lot of respect.

It depends. It’s actually funny to see all the different reactions.

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What’s Ronda Rousey Doing Right Now After Leaving WWE?

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Ronda Rousey has not been seen in WWE since her loss to Becky Lynch two years ago at WrestleMania. She has been gone far too long now, and fans wonder if she ever will return to WWE.

 

 

Ronda Rousey has not been seen in WWE since her loss to Becky Lynch two years ago at WrestleMania. She has been gone far too long now, and fans wonder if she ever will return to WWE.

Since her contract is set to expire this year, we may have to come to terms with the fact that Rousey will never return to the ring, and we have probably seen the last of her in the business.

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Ronda has expressed that she enjoys spending time with her family during her hiatus and feels relaxed. She did not enjoy the hectic tour schedule that WWE placed her in during her major push

So the question now arises- what’s next for Ronda Rousey? What’s her next order of business after the WWE contract expires, considering it does expire without renewal?

Ronda Rousey may spend time working on her ranch
Rousey is enjoying life at home, which is on Brousey Ranch in Riverside, California. The sustainable ranch home is where Ronda and her husband Travis Brown have planted roots and intend to stay.

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Ronda could spend her time tending to the ranch and improving it. In some YouTube videos, she has expressed her love for the lifestyle.

Another option open to Rousey is her career as a gamer. The former Raw Women’s Champion has become an avid gamer during her hiatus and spent a lot of time on Twitch before WWE clamped down its ban on Superstars.

Rousey can also explore her gaming career
Rousey now live streams gameplay on WWE’s own streaming service but will surely move back to Twitch if her contract expires. She could pursue a career as a professional gamer then, which will surely suit her fancy.

Ronda Rousey prefers not to return to action in WWE or any form of the fight. Her spine injury causes her constant pain, and she truly felt the burden during WWE’s hectic tour schedule.

She did not appreciate fans’ reception of her efforts, who booed her on many occasions, and she feels that her time in WWE is over. She feels a lot more relaxed at home, and that’s probably what her next area of focus will be.

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Maria Sharapova Makes a Priceless Donation to Rafael Nadal Academy

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Rafael Nadal is not only famous for his phenomenal gameplay but also for his noble work. The Spaniard runs a tennis academy that trains youngsters and makes future superstars.

 

 

The Academy also has a museum, called the ‘Rafa Nadal Museum’ where one can find all of Nadal’s trophies and most of his tennis valuables. Interestingly, Maria Sharapova too contributed a special gift from her side to the museum.

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is also a part of the museum. She donated one of her autographed outfits that she wore during one of her matches to the museum.

“One year ago today Maria Sharapova retired from tennis! But we still remember her tennis every day at the Rafa Nadal museum,” tweeted the Rafa Nadal Academy’s official Twitter handle.

Rafael Nadal’s museum was surely trying to pay tribute to Maria Sharapova. It was exactly one year ago today when she took retirement from the sport.

Serena Williams also donated a special gift to the museum of Rafael Nadal
Apart from Rafa’s titles, the museum also has various valuables from legends like Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and even Michael Jordon. In addition to these, tennis queen Serena Williams also gave a special gift to the museum recently.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion Williams donated her red Nike shoes to the museum. They also have Serena’s autograph which surely adds more charm to them.

The academy’s official Twitter handle also thanked Williams and expressed its gratitude. It was certainly a kind gesture from Williams.

The museum is quite a fascinating place for fans as they can see a lot of tennis treasures there. They hope that even more legends contribute to the museum in the near future.

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