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The biography of Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova (Part 1)

So far, Sharapova has won all four Grand Slam titles in singles. The first title was Wimbledon 2004. She defeated Serena Williams in the final, followed by the US Open, after defeating Justine Henin in 2006 final.

The third title was in the Australian Open beating Ana Ivanović. 2008. The fourth title, completing career Grand Slam collection at the 2012 French Open when overtaking Sara Errani. Sharapova also won the WTA Championships title in 2004. Recently, she also reached the Wimbledon final in 2011, the Australian Open final in 2012, the US Open semi-finals in 2012, the 2012 WTA Championships final, and the final. French Open in 2013.


In 2004, Sharapova became the third youngest person in history to win the Wimbledon women’s singles championship. She was the second youngest if we had been in the open since beating Ai Sugiyama (5- 7, 7-5, 6-1) in the quarterfinals, Lindsay Davenport (2-6, 7-6, 6-1) in the semi-final, and defending champion Serena Williams (6-1, 6-4) in the conclusion.

She also became the first Russian to win the title here. Sharapova finished 2004 with a win at the WTA Championships, defeating Williams (4-6, 6-2, 6-4) after falling 0-4 in the decisive set.

Russian doll Maria Sharapova has chosen a set of 4 Grand Slam titles

Russian doll Maria Sharapova has chosen a set of 4 Grand Slam titles

From June 2004 to the 2005 Wimbledon semi-final, Sharapova had a 22-match unbeaten run on the pitch. This includes two consecutive championships in Birmingham and a championship at Wimbledon). After her success in 2004, Sharapova continued to gain more achievements. She reached the semi-finals of the 2005 Australian Open, and only succumbed to Serena Williams 2-6, 7-5, 8-6, after having had 3 goals match point.

At the 2005 Wimbledon tournament, on the way to defend her title, Sharapova went straight to the semi-finals without losing a single check, but here she stumbled on the resurrected player Venus Williams and gave up with the score. (7-6, 6-1). At the same time ending the 22-match unbeaten streak on his pitch.

In the same year, due to Lindsay Davenport being injured in the Wimbledon final, she had to retire from Wimbledon to the post-US Open. So, Sharapova climbed to number one in the world for the first time. She stayed in this position for six weeks. This was until Davenport won the Tier I championship (just four Grand Slams) in Zurich in October.