Latest pics, videos, results, news, interviews, social and bio. Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova was born April 19, in Nyagan, Russia. In , and at only 17 years-of-age, Sharapova defeated Serena Williams to. Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player. A United States resident .. Wozniacki in the semifinals and sixth seed Samantha Stosur in the final to take home the title, marking her biggest clay-court victory to date. Current ranking : No. (July 17, ). She won her first French Open title and captured the career grand slam at the French Open and as of , led the WTA tour of active players with the highest winning percentage on clay, with an WTA Fan Favorite Singles Player of the Year During the spring clay-court season, Sharapova entered the top 20 on the WTA world rankings as a result of reaching the third round of the Qatar Telecom German Open and the Internazionali BNL d'Italia , both of which were Tier I events. Retrieved July 23, At the Indian Wells , after battling for over three hours, Sharapova defeated compatriot Maria Kirilenko to set up a semifinal meeting with Ana Ivanovic. Sharapova later withdrew from her match against Caroline Garcia , citing a stomach virus. After the Australian Open, Sharapova was nominated by team captain Anastasia Myskina to play the Fed Cup , but she had a forearm injury and was only listed for the doubles match. There are four bedrooms and five bathrooms within 3, square feet of living space, according to public records. She is also an Olympic medalist , having earned silver for Russia in women's singles at the Summer Olympics in London. She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam. Australian Open women's singles champions. Bouchard won , , Eugenie Bouchard edges out Maria Sharapova in thrilling grudge match. Her win also made her the No. WTA Fan Favorite Singles Player of the Year Sharapova advanced to the final after Ivanovic retired due to a hip injury. Sharapova has been featured in a number of modeling assignments, including a feature in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Sharapova finally made her Fed Cup debut in February , in Russia's quarterfinal tie against Israel.