However, he left the NBA in order to train professionally in Turkey.However, despite all the negative thoughts, Maria Sharapova stated that she hopes to still stay friends with Sasha Vujacic, which might look like a more serious attempt to accomplish than to win one of her tennis tournaments. to Kvitova in final); SF twice, at Indian Wells (l. to Li); QF three times, at Auckland, Stanford and Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; reached 4r once (Australian Open) and 3r three times (incl.The five-time Grand Slam champion and her long-time boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov, who was recently ranked as high as 16th in the world, went their separate ways in July 2015 after just over two years together. Now I’m concentrated entirely on the game and I’m sure the results will soon be seen… Despite announcing their relationship in 2013, Sharapova was rarely vocal about her time with Dimitrov and the pair were only infrequently spotted by paparazzi photographers throughout the years.Campaign highlighted by 36th career WTA singles title at Tianjin (d. In comeback tournament in April, reached semifinals at Stuttgart (l. In first Grand Slam appearance of comeback, reached R16 at US Open as a wildcard, falling to Sevastova (upset No.2 Halep in 1r for first win over a Top 10 opponent since d. Retired against Lucic-Baroni in Rome 2r due to left thigh injury, which forced her to also miss grass court swing… Also withdrew from Stanford, Toronto and Cincinnati with left arm injury.2015 - Fifth straight Top 5 season (finishing No.4); won two WTA titles at Brisbane (d. Suárez Navarro in final); runner-up at Australian Open (l. Williams in final); SF four times at Acapulco (withdrew prior to match vs.
Has become a major force in the business world with a series of very successful ventures including a Nike apparel collection; a Porsche ambassadorship; and launching candy and chocolate line, Sugarpova, in 2012 ( ... Henin in final); four other WTA titles came at Indian Wells (d.
to Lisicki in 4r).2011 - Another Top 5 season (finishing No.4); won two WTA titles at Rome (d. in Tokyo then withdrew from Beijing; qualified for WTA Finals but went 0-2 in RR and withdrew).2010 - Another Top 20 season (finishing No.18); won two WTA titles at Memphis (d. Barrois in final); runner-up three times, at Birmingham (l. Roland Garros) and 2r once; fell 1r three times (incl. to Clijsters) but also Indian Wells, Rome, Beijing and WTA Finals (l. to Kuznetsova) and Philadelphia (withdrew prior to match w/right shoulder strain); QF twice more, at Roland Garros (first Grand Slam QF; l.
to Azarenka); QF three times at Paris [Indoors], Madrid and Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; only pre-QF loss all season long came at Wimbledon (l. US Open); struggled with left ankle injury in fall (ret. to Clijsters 26 76(4) 62 in final; held 3mp at 62 53); reached 4r twice (Wimbledon, US Open), 3r twice (incl.
Started playing at age 4; at age 6 took part in Moscow exhibition that featured Martina Navratilova; began training at Bollettieri Academy at age 9 (required two-year separation from mother due to visa restrictions and finances) ... to Ivanovic 62 57 75; held 2mp at 5-4 third set); reached 4r three times (Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open) and 3r four times; fell in RR stage at WTA Finals (went 1-2).2013 - Another Top 5 season (finishing No.4); won two WTA titles at Indian Wells (d. Li in final); runner-up three times at Miami, Madrid and Roland Garros (l. Williams in all three finals); SF twice at Australian Open (l. to Stephens) then missed rest of season w/right shoulder injury (withdrew from US Open, Tokyo, Beijing and WTA Finals).2012 - Equal-best season to date (finishing No.2); won three WTA titles at Stuttgart (d. Williams) and 10th all-time (also Connolly, Hart, Fry and King); runner-up six times at Australian Open (l. Schnyder in final); runner-up three times, at Australian Open (l. Wimbledon), 3r once (US Open) and 2r once; withdrew from five events w/right shoulder injury and three w/left leg injuries; returned to No.1 after Australian Open (for seven more weeks).2006 - Another Top 5 season (finishing No.2); won second Grand Slam title at US Open (d.
Has given a lot of time and money to charity, including the Maria Sharapova Foundation and her work as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme, donating over 0,000 to Gomel area of Belarus affected by Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster from 1986, and launching a 0,000 scholarship program for students from Chernobyl area; also donated value of Porsche Cayenne she won at 2004 WTA Finals (approximately ,300) to those affected by school hostage crisis in Beslan ...
Serena Williams, who reportedly dated Dimitrov briefly before he started seeing Sharapova, referenced the pair in a less-than-ideal way during a 2013 There are people who live, breathe and dress tennis.