Former World No.1 Maria Sharapova graced the Vanity fair Oscar party in a stunning outfit that made the tennis world in awe. The pictures of her gorgeous appearance are already making rounds on the internet. The Russian beauty embraced the stage in an olive green dress and black leather gloves.
Retired tennis legend Maria Sharapova made her professional debut in 2001 at an age of 13. The 5-time Grand Slam champion ended her career of almost two decades in 2020 owing to her injuries. She has been one of the greatest players of all time and has played a crucial role in popularizing women’s tennis.
The Russian is known to be one of the most beautiful players and garnered numerous endorsements and brands. But encountered a setback when she faced suspension for two years from competitive tennis for failing a drug test for a banned substance. Later, the suspension was reduced to fifteen months on the grounds of unknowingly taking the substance with no ill intentions.
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Maria Sharapova was the highest-paid female athlete in her prime
In the past 11 consecutive years, Sharapova is the highest-paid female athlete and earned around $285 million including prize money since she turned pro in 2001. Maria Sharapova won 645 singles matches and lost 171 throughout her career. She also won 16 singles titles and earned a total of $38,777,962 prize money in her career. She is one of the few female players to have completed a calendar slam.
Moreover, the 2-time French Open champion also earned an estimated $9.5 million per year from her various brand endorsements. The former tennis player created history upon reaching the finals of the Australian Open in 2002. She has been the youngest ever to reach the Australian Open Junior Championship finals at 14 years and 9 months.
Apart from being a tennis legend, she is also a successful businesswoman. She has developed an interest in the crypto world and NFTs after building Sugarpova from scratch. Maria Sharapova has been actively trying to adapt to the new technologies and concepts of social media, finance, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology.
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