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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 -- 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 >

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

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

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

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

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

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- 133 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 >

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

Novak Djokovic
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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 >

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

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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 >

- 331 days ago
Maria Sharapova vs. Serena -- SWIMBLEDON ... Tennis Babes Bikini Rematch

Maria Sharapova vs. Serena
SWIMBLEDON Tennis Babes Bikini Rematch

Just one week after Serena crushed her on grass, Maria Sharapova took their epic rivalry to the sand ... and in this war, there are no losers.  Maria was spotted on the beach at Montenegro,… READ MORE >

- 372 days ago
Maria Sharapova -- HARDCORE SAND DUNE WORKOUT

Maria Sharapova
HARDCORE SAND DUNE WORKOUT

Maria Sharapova is such a badass ... she hit the sand dunes BEFORE the ESPYs to sneak in a killer workout ... and we've got the pics. The tennis superstar was out in Manhattan Beach where she… READ MORE >

- 740 days ago
Maria Sharapova -- Mexico + Bikini = EXCELENTE!!!!

Maria Sharapova
Mexico + Bikini = EXCELENTE!!!!

Tennis goddess Maria Sharapova has found the perfect place to nurse her Wimbledon wounds -- MEXICO ... relaxing in a smokin' hot bikini with her tennis star boyfriend Grigor… READ MORE >

- 747 days ago

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