Maria Sharapova Is One Hot Tennis Player (Photos and Video)

August 4, 2007

Maria Sharapova is HOT both on and off the the court. See her biography, photos, and video below.

Maria got her start in the tennis world at the ripe old age of 4. That’s when she started hitting the tennis balls. At 6 years of age, she participated in an exhibition in Moscow that featured another tennis great, Martina Navratilova. She began training at age 9 at Nick Bollettierei’s Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Her mother could not come because of Visa restrictions, but followed a couple of years later. Maria has lived in the United States since then but still retains Russian citizenship.

In 2004, Maria became the third-youngest Wimbledon women’s champion and was also the first Russian to win that tournament. She ended 2004 with a win at the WTA Championship. In 2006, she beat out Justine Henin to win the the U.S. Open, her second Grand Slam title. These are just a few of the many titles she has won. She is currently defending her title at the Acura Classic in San Diego.

Maria’s endorsements have made her more money than playing tennis. She has endorsed such products as Nike, Canon, Prince Sports, Gatorade, and TAG Heuer, to name a few.

Here are some interesting tidbits via imdb of Maria Sharapova:

  • She was (and still is) so ambidextrous that she almost became a left-handed tennis player.

  • Her loudest grunt (while playing, heh) was measured at 101.2 decibels (louder than a motorcycle or a lawnmower) on June 21, 2005 at Wimbledon Centre Court. The loudest grunt was by Monica Seles at 93.2 decibels.
  • She made the Forbes 2006 Richest Young Celebrities List. Reportedly she earned $18.2 million in 2005. She was the highest-paid female athlete of the year.
  • She was named #8 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006″ supplement.
  • She was ranked #17 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
  • Just last month won 2 ESPY’s for # Best Female Tennis Player and Best International Female Athlete.

  • See more photos and video of hot Maria Sharapova below:

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