Meet Maria Kirilenko, a Russian professional tennis player who is a great future prospect for her country and is regarded with the same accent as Maria Sharapova in the fashion world. See photos, video and her biography here.
Maria Kirilenko or ‘Makiri’, as she is called by her friends, recently reached into the semis of the Cincinnati Women’s Open with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 win over German player Sabine Lisicki. She is seeded third in the tourney.
As a biography, Maria Kirilenko was born on January 25, 1987 in Moscow so her age is 21. She started playing tennis at the age of seven and won her first WTA tournament in 2005. Her career high ranking is #18 and her measurements stand at 34-28-36.
Kirilenko, who is a good friend of Sharapova, was the youngest player to win the Canada Open and US Open juniors in 2002. Her other major wins include the 2007 Sunfeast Open in Kolkata and the 2005 Beijing Cup. The 2008 Australian Open was the best for her, when she reached the fourth round before losing to compatriot Daniela Hantuchova.
Maria was chosen as the face of Adidas for Stella McCartney tennis range in 2006 and has since been playing in that brand only.
The beautiful lady has vowed many with her amazing figure and natural tennis. She is currently dating her Wimbledon Doubles partner Igor Andreev. You can check out her website here.