Fact: Tennis star Maria Sharapova has been named Forbes magazine's 'world’s most marketable female athlete' after landing on top of the list of highest-earning female sports stars for the 11th year in a row. She beats out fellow tennis ace Serena Williams.
Fact: Tennis star Maria Sharapova has been named the new face of cosmetics brand Avon.
Fact: Tennis ace-turned-model Maria Sharapova is set to launch her own candy line, Sugarpova, later this month (20Aug12). She tells People magazine, "I've always loved sweets, and over the years I've become a big fan of gummies. I really wanted to create a premium line."
Fact: Tennis ace and model Maria Sharapova is set to wed her basketball beau SASHA VUJACIC after a year-long courtship. The Los Angeles Lakers star asked Sharapova to be his wife on Tuesday (19Oct10) at his home in Manhattan Beach, California, according to TMZ.com.
Fact: Tennis ace-turned-model Maria Sharapova logged 50,000 miles (80,470 kilometres) between tournaments during the first three months of 2008.
Fact: US band BINGE have released a song dedicated to Russian tennis beauty Maria Sharapova. The track is an exact replica of a previous Binge song hailing Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova, with Sharapova's name replacing Kournikova's.
Quote: <p>"I like to send him up to the mountains, where they don't have a newsstand." Tennis ace Maria Sharapova doesn't like her father seeing her bikini and sexy fashion shots in magazines. </p>
Fact: <p>Millionaire tennis ace Maria Sharapova is still hoping to graduate high school - the Russian sports star has two credits to complete as part of her internet studies to obtain her diploma. </p>