Maria kicks ass on the grass court at Wimbledom on her way to
winning tennis most prestegious tournement.
that Kick Ass: teen tennis sensation
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World Number One - a millionaire
sports superstar and supermodel
Maria Sharapova, started of the 2007 season in grand style with the then 19-year old beauty earning the Number One ranking in the World of Women's Tennis. Unfortunately the top place standing was shorted lived for just a month as Maria also entered the New Year with a strained shoulder and leg from a tough tournament in Hong Kong before the Australian Open. She was unable to play in top form at the next following WTA meets like the pacific Life at Indian Wells, CA, and was eliminated in early rounds, which has dropped her back in the ranks for the moment. Maria is spending April and May not playing, in hopes to recover more quickly, and should be back on the courts ready to kick ass by the end of May. April is also her birthday where she will turn 20.
The hottest, sexiest, most beautiful woman in sports today is
Russian teen sensation Maria Sharapova. This 6 foot 2 inch tall stunner
looks just like like a top supermodel, while she now one of the
world's top professional sport athletes who is is kicking ass
in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) World Championship tour. Maria reported now earns some $25 million dollars a year, $1.5 million of that in tour prize money and the rest in product endorsements from top international companies, making her the richest female athlete / sports celebrity ever.
Maria Sharapova Claims US Open Title
New York City, Sunday, 10 September 2006 - Maria Sharapova defied the odds by beating Justine Henin-Hardenne in the final round of the US Open held at the Billy Jean King Tennis Center outside New York City, in an hour and a half, 6-4, 6-4. Proving to everyone, fans and detractors alike, that she is not just a one grand slammer from her last major win at Wimbledon 2 years ago, the young 19-year old collecting her second grand slam title.
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At 17 years old Maria finished off the 2004 season winning the WTA
Championship season final in Los Angeles at Staples Center, normally
home of the Los Angles Lakers basketball team. Some 5 months earlier
Maria had set the tennis world on its head when she came almost
out of almost nowhere (ranked 32nd in the world in 2003, up from
186th at age 15 in 2002) to defeated American veteran Serena Williams
at Wimbledon in England, the sport's premier tourament. It was
Serena who would again advance to the Finals in Los Angels to
again be defeated by Maria. Then at 18 years old in August of 2005 she would hold the Number One Rankning in the World for Women'sTennis....
15th, 2005 - Coming into the 2005 season, our tennis
supermodel Maria said her goal was to become the Number
1 Woman's Player in the World. And now, less than 3 months
into the season the hot 17 year old is already well on her
way to achieving that goal after winning 2 of the 3 major
world tournaments alredy held. This week she is playing
the Pacific Life Tournament in Indian Wells, CA, and continuing
to kick ass with the deadly determination of a gun fighter.
If she wins this week's tournament and the next to follow
in a few weeks she will be the Number 1 ranked Womans Player
in the world in time for her 18th birthday. Check out all
the action this week through the weekend's final on ESPN.
Maria joins motorsports legends Kimi Raikkenon, Jeff Gordon,
Juan-paolo Montoya and Steve McQueen as an endorsement ambasador
for Tag Heurer watches.
Sports, Idol Worship,
We were on hand
at the WTA World Championship Final to see beautiful 17-year
old 6-foot tall sensation Maria Sharapova collect a $1 Million
Dollar check and a brand new Porche SUV for her win over
Serena Willams in the tournament finale.
follows in the footsteps of previous women's tennis superstars
Martina Hingis and Anna Kourkonova in returning a beautiful
woman to the fore front in world sports. And she has done
them one better by proving her ability as a top athlete
by winning the 2 most prestegious events of the 2004 season,
the WTA Final, and Wimbledon earlier this year.
year with her tournamet wins and placing, along with product
endorsements for major companies incluiding Nike and Motorola,
Maria has probably earned somewhere between 5 and 10 million
dollars. Equivalent to the top men of motorsports, inlcluding
Valentino Rossi in MotoGP.
think Maria's success came because was born with a silver spoon
in her mouth, which is exactly the opposite. Born in Siberia,
Russia, in the town of Nyagan on April 19, 1987, Maria's town
was impacted by fallout and uneployment from the nuclear powerplant
disaster at nearby Chernobyl.
Her coach and father, Robert Landsdorp, had to leave her mother
behind, as he brought Maria to America on a shoolastic Visa at
age 6 to enroll her in a Tennis Academemy in Bradenton, Florida,
to advance her career in tennis. Her father was broke and had
to work at odd jobs to keep her in school, and they had to live
apart, with Maria living in the school's dormitory where she was
harassed by the older students. It would be 3 more years before
her mother would be allowed to join them in America.
actually began playing tennis at age 4 back in Russia, and when
she was 6 years old she was selected to play an exhibition game
at the first WTA tournament held in Moscow in 1993 before moving
to America.maria is interested in reading and fashion. She is
represent by IMG Model Management and has dozens of offers for
product endorsements and magazine pictorials, but the majority
of the offers have but put on hold so Maria can stay focused on
tennis carrer for the present.
Maria Sharapova does Sports Illustrated 2006
Feb 2006 - Maria Sharapova is featured in the 2006 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editon on newstands beggonmg February 2006. You'll want to program both girls into your TiVo, and log into the websittes we've link to here to see a lot more of the hotties. In particular, check out the killer new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit website site which has pictorials of all their sexy supermodels, plus you can even make your own calendar of your favorite SI girls. Ouch!
Maria in an advertising picture for the WTA which ran as a billboard
on famed Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles to promote the WTA Championship
Maria's Website: www.MariaSharapova.com
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Maria Kicks Ass at Indian Wells 2006 WTA to Take Women's Win
Indian Wells,CA, Mar 18, 2006 - Just in case you missed it on HD TV, or in person, our favorite Chicks Who Kick Ass babe Maria Sharapova was rock solid in the wind against Elena Dementieva in the Pacific Life Open title match. Maria Sharapova dominated the match against Elena Dementieva to win her first WTA title of the season.
The 18-year-old Sharapova, 6'2' tall and the richest woman athlete in the world, ever, with her blonde ponytail whipping in the gusts, Maria defeated the other sexy Russian Dementieva 6-1, 6-2 Saturday in an all-Russian final.
The title was the first of the year and the 11th of her career for Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion who lives in Bradenton, Fla. After Dementieva hit still another backhand into the net on match point, Sharapova beamed, did her ballerina-like waves to the crowd, then blew kisses to the fans. She dominated the match with powerful, well-placed groundstrokes that kept the 24-year-old Dementieva off-balance.
Sharapova ran her record against Dementieva to 4-1, including a 2004 victory at Rome that was her first win against a top 10 player. Two days earlier Sharapova had defeated the pretty Martina Hingis who is making her return to World Tennis this year afer a 3 year retirement. Hingis had actually beaten Sharapova last month at a WTA round in Dubai.
Sharapova beats Serena Williams in WTA Championships final
Monday 15 November, 2004
Los Angeles - Maria Sharapova was distracted by Serena Williams'
injury-induced weakened serves. Just two games from ending the
season in defeat, the Wimbledon winner focused on holding her
strategy, Sharapova overcame the early third-set mental lapse
and managed to beat Williams to take the WTA Championships title
4-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Monday night in a rematch of their Wimbledon
The then 17-year-old
Russianrose to a career high No. 4 when the year-end WTA
rankings are released on Tuesday.
"I don't think I could've asked for anything better this
year," Sharapova said. "It's been an extraordinary year
for me. I know that I'm not showing a lot of emotion, but I'm
sort of just speechless."
July, Sharapova stunned Williams for the Wimbledon title ; that
propelled the blond teenager to instant stardom. She finished
the year with 5 titles.
In the second
set, Williams trailed 5-2 then called for a trainer after straining
her abdominal muscle. The injury affected Serena Williams' serve.
she got the medical treatment, I could tell that she had problems
serving, but on the groundstrokes she was just teeing off on everything,"
Sharapova said. "Beside her serve, she didn't look injured
once she was playing, so she was actually being really tough.
I couldn't capitalize on the weak serves that she hit."
left the court for a few minutes and returned to have her serve
broken in losing the set 6-2.
figured that she can't really do anything from her serve so she
had to hit everything as hard as she could and that's exactly
what she did," Sharapova said. "There was just not too
much I could do. I just tried to find a little opening and get
back in there."
Sharapova won $1 million for the second major title of her career.
She also received an SUV worth $56,300.
She said she planned to give the car or proceeds from its sale
to the survivors of the September hostage-taking in Russia that
left more than 300 people dead, half of them children.