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Maria Sharapova

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Maria started hitting tennis balls at the age of four. At the age of six, Maria Sharapova participated in a exhibition in Moscow that featured Martina Navratilova. So, at the age of nine, she began training at Nick Bollettieri's Tennis Academy located in Bradenton, Florida, USA. Therefore, during those two years, she was separated from her mother for two year due to visa restrictions and finances. Maria occasionally travels with her father and works with tennis coach managers Michael Baroch and Robert Lansdorp. During her leisure time off court, Maria's interest includes modeling in fashion, singing, jazz dancing and movies (Pearl Harbor). Maria enjoys reading books of her interest in the "Sherlock Holmes" and "Pippi Longstocking" collection series. Basically, Maria's favorite dessert is 'anything'. Maria favors Russian music and food, but except for Italian bread.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Maria Sharapova: Meet My New Publicist ... THE FONZ!! (VIDEO)

Maria Sharapova
Meet My New Publicist ... THE FONZ!!

What do you do when Maria Sharapova has no answers for your questions? ASK THE FONZ ... 'cause Henry Winkler just stepped in for the tennis star and played publicist for her in L.A. It all… READ MORE >

Maria Sharapova's Body Still Rock Hard During Tennis Suspension (PHOTO GALLERY)

Maria Sharapova
Like A Rock Even During Tennis Suspension

Maria Sharapova might be in the middle of her 15 month suspension for doping but she's still dope. Maria enjoyed a little R&R on the island of Lanai over the New Year and, judging by her rock… READ MORE >

- 51 days ago
Halloween Celebs -- We're in the Spirit!!! (PHOTO GALLERY)

Halloween Celebs
We're in the Spirit!!!

Maria Sharapova, Miles Teller, Joanna Krupa and a bunch of other celebs went undercover Sunday for a big Halloween shindig. They all descended on the Just Jared party in Silverlake, the… READ MORE >

- 116 days ago
Maria Sharapova -- Suspended 2 Years For Doping ... Vows to Fight It

Maria Sharapova
Suspended 2 Years For Doping ... Vows to Fight It

Maria Sharapova was just hit with a TWO YEAR BAN by the International Tennis Federation for doping ... but she claims it's "unfair" and vows to appeal.  The ITF just issued a statement saying… READ MORE >

- 260 days ago
Jimmy Connors -- Defends Indian Wells CEO ... 'One Loose Statement, Let It Go' (VIDEO)

Jimmy Connors
Defends Indian Wells CEO 'One Loose Statement, Let It Go'

Tennis legend Jimmy Connors wants everyone to BACK OFF former Indian Wells CEO Ray Moore -- saying his sexist rant was just a "loose statement" and people need to "let it go." Moore resigned last… READ MORE >

- 333 days ago
Maria Sharapova -- Bikini Weekend with Chelsea Handler ... Tests Positive For Hotness

Maria Sharapova
Bikini Weekend w/ Chelsea Handler ... Tests Positive for Hotness

Now that she's got free time (thanks to that suspension) tennis superstar Maria Sharapova ran for the border this weekend ... spending her Easter in a bikini with Chelsea Handler.  The two… READ MORE >

- 333 days ago
Maria Sharapova -- Dissed By United Nations ... We Don't Like Cheaters!

Maria Sharapova
Dissed By United Nations ... We Don't Like Cheaters!

Even the United Nations is cutting ties with Maria Sharapova ... with the UN's Development Program announcing it's suspended its relationship with her after her failed drug test.  The… READ MORE >

- 345 days ago
Maria Sharapova -- Squeezing In Beach Tennis ... Before Doping Suspension

Maria Sharapova
Squeezing In Beach Tennis ... Before Doping Suspension

She's about to be suspended from the court ... but Maria Sharapova still has the beach -- and today, she grabbed her racket to hit some balls on the sand.  Despite the fact Nike… READ MORE >

- 351 days ago
Novak Djokovic -- I Won't Turn My Back on Maria Sharapova (VIDEO)

Novak Djokovic
I Won't Turn My Back on Sharapova

Novak Djokovic says he "feels" for tennis superstar Maria Sharapova -- telling TMZ Sports he hopes she's able to overcome her drug suspension and come back even stronger than before. … READ MORE >

- 352 days ago
Sasha Vujacic -- I'm Over Maria Sharapova ... Forever

Sasha Vujacic
I'm Over Maria Sharapova ... Forever

NBA sharpshooter Sasha Vujacic is pulling a Taylor Swift ... saying that him and his tennis superstar ex-fiancee Maria Sharapova are never, ever, ever getting back together. Vujacic -- who… READ MORE >

- 544 days ago

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