Her 35 singles titles and five Grand Slam titles—two at the French Open and one each at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open—rank third among active players, behind Serena and Venus Williams.
She won the year-ending WTA Finals in her debut in 2004. Despite an injury-prone career, Sharapova has achieved a rare level of longevity in the women's game.
She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam.
She is also an Olympic medalist, having earned silver for Russia in women's singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. 1 for the first time on August 22, 2005, at the age of 18, and last held the ranking for the fifth time for four weeks from June 11, 2012, to July 8, 2012.
Since February 2007, she has been a United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador, concerned specifically with the Chernobyl Recovery and Development Programme.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have formed arguably one of tennis' greatest ever rivalries on-court, and it seems as though they aren't the best of friends off it either.
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When she was 15, Ana Ivanovic spent four hours in the locker room crying after a defeat – the first that her new manager had watched.
She thought that Dan Holzmann, the manager in question, would drop her, thinking that she was not good enough to become a professional tennis player.
Sharapova has been featured in a number of modeling assignments, including a feature in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She appeared in many advertisements, including those for Nike, Prince, and Canon, being the face of several fashion houses, most notably Cole Haan.
No man has ever won nine titles at Roland Garros, and the 27-year-old is closing-in on the record.