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Maria Sharapova

Is 6 feet 2 inches and 131 pounds.
 
Won her first WTA Championship in 2004 by defeating Serena Williams, 4-6 6-2 6-4. (It's the only tournament in which you can afford to lose one match and still be in it.)
 
Fansite: www.mariaworld.net
 
She is coached by her father, Yuri, and Robert Lansdorp.
 
Her favorite movies are Mona Lisa Smile, Something's Gotta Give and Love Actually.
 
Won her first career singles title in Tokyo, 2003.
 
Officially turned pro in 2001.
 
Resides in Bradenton, Florida.
 
Plays right-handed with a two-hand backhand.
 
Endorsed for Speedminton, Motorola, Parlux Fragrances, Canon, TAG Heuer, and Honda Japan & Colgate-Palmolive.
 
Signed with IMG Models in November 2003.
 
French crepes with Nutella is her favorite dessert.
 
Enjoys books from the Sherlock Holmes and Pippi Longstocking series.
 
Prefers Russian and Thai cuisine.
 
The OC is her favorite show.
 
Won 11 career singles titles.
 
She has won 3 WTA doubles titles.
 
Current sponsors are Nike, Cannon, Prince, and Motorola.
 
Nominated by Sports Magazine to be one of the Top 20 athletes to watch up for in the 21st century.
 
At the 2006 U.S. Open, Maria won her second career Grand Slam title.
 

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