Tennis star who became the first Russian to win a career Grand Slam when she defeated Sara Errani at the 2012 French Open. She won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics, falling to Serena Williams in the final.
She traveled to the United States to continue her training with just her dad, as visa restrictions made it so her mother couldn't come over until two years later.
She was only 18 years old when she first reached the top of the WTA world rankings. She was suspended for 15 months after testing positive for a banned substance in 2016.
She's the daughter of Uri and Yelena Sharapova. On April 19, 2022, announced she and Alexander Gilkes are expecting their first child together.
She defeated Serena Williams 6-1, 6-4 in the 2004 Wimbledon final.