Photos – The Maria Sharapova Story

Posted On Nov 26 2019 by

first_imgAdvertisementMaria Yuryevna Sharapova ( born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player. A United States resident since 1994, Sharapova has competed on the WTA tour since 2001.She has 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 silver in women’s singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.Sharapova became the world No.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.Her 36 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.She has also won three doubles titles.Despite an injury-prone career, Sharapova has achieved a rare level of longevity in the women’s game.She won at least one singles title a year from 2003 until 2015, a streak only bested by Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, and Chris Evert. Several tennis pundits and former players have called Sharapova one of tennis’s best competitors, with John McEnroe calling her one of the best the sport has ever seen.Sharapova has been featured in a number of modeling assignments, including a feature in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.Picture courtesy – Maria Sharapova (Instagram)Advertisementlast_img read more


Peter McNeven Cup

Posted On Nov 7 2019 by

first_imgThe inaugural Peter McNeven Cup taps off at Caboolture on Sunday, July 5th commencing at 9.30am.Attached in the draw for the opening round. Related Filespeter_mcneven_cup-pdflast_img