Maria Sharapova: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation : Sportswoman, Tenniswoman
  • Sign : Aries
  • Date of birth: Sunday, April 19, 1987 (age: 33 years old)
  • Country: Russia

Maria Sharapova is a Russian tennis player born April 19, 1987 in Niagan, Siberia. Initiated to tennis by a friend of her father’s, father of former champion Ievgueni Kafelnikov, she was spotted at the age of 6 by Martina Navratilova, who allowed her to join Nick Bollettieri’s prestigious training camp in the United States. A gifted snowshoe player, she started on the professional circuit at the age of 14. In 2004, at the age of 17, she became the third youngest player to win a Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon. Former world No. 1, she has since won five Grand Slams including two Roland Garros. A player noticed for her fighting spirit and powerful forehand, her beauty quickly made her known to the general public. She became the muse of many brands such as Nike, Evian, Samsung or Porsche.

On the private side, in 2012, she met Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov, but the couple separated in July 2015. In October 2018, she reveals on social networks photos of her new companion, Alexander Gilkes, a British art dealer. On December 17, 2020, she announced on Instagram her engagement to Alexander Gilkes.