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Retired Russian tennis player

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Maria Sharapova: Retired Russian tennis player
Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a Russian former professional tennis player. Although she played under the banner of Russia with the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), she has lived in and been a United States permanent resident since 1994. Sharapova competed on the WTA tour from 2001 to 2020 and had been ranked world No. 1 in singles by the WTA on five separate occasions, for a total of 21 weeks. She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam. She is also an Olympic medalist, having won a silver medal in women's singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Sharapova achieved a rare level of longevity in tennis, with several tennis pundits and former players calling Sharapova one of tennis's best competitors.


Former No. 1 player Sharapova retires from tennis [Video]

Former No. 1 player Sharapova retires from tennis

Maria Sharapova, the Russian five-time Grand Slam champion who became one of the highest paid athletes in the world, announced the end of her career at the age of 32 on Wednesday. Lisa Bernhard has..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:07Published
Sharpova Retires [Video]

Sharpova Retires

Maria Sharapova has announced her retirement from tennis. "Tennis—I'm saying goodbye," she wrote in an emotional column in Vanity Fair. "Tennis gave me a life. I'll miss it everyday." The Russian..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published
Maria Sharapova retires from tennis [Video]

Maria Sharapova retires from tennis

Maria Sharapova has announced her retirement from tennis. The five-time grand slam champion and former world number one has struggled with chronic shoulder problems and has slumped to 373 in the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:57Published

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