We filled you in with the 16 awesome facts we showed you about Maria Sharapova in our parts one and two articles, and now we have finally returned with part three! Read on to discover all that you are missing out on about this Russian tennis goddess! Don’t forget to check back for our coming articles, parts four through six, to see the remaining 26 awesome facts that you never learned about Maria Sharapova!
Number Thirty-Four: Her Nickname
While training, she became endearingly known as Sibirskaya Sirena. In Russian, this means The Siberian Siren.
Number Thirty-Three: She’s Worth a Lot of Money
A rough estimate of about $90 million, to be exact. Hey, you might be a millionaire, too, if you worked three jobs that all made you even more famous.
Number Thirty-Two: Embracing Goodwill
On the long list of all of the great things this woman is doing with her life, you can add politics, too. She works as a UN Goodwill Ambassador.
Number Thirty-One: Starting Her Career
She has always been passionate about tennis but didn’t think about playing professionally until Nike signed her when she was 11 years old. They saw all of the young diva’s potential, but she didn’t see her first tournament until three years later, in 2001.
Number Thirty: Her Charity
With all of her millions of dollars, it is reassuring to know that at least a portion of that money finds its way to charity. As an event that has deeply affected her life, in particular, she often donates to projects that aid the victims of the Chernobyl disaster.
Number Twenty-Nine: Topping Her Field
Professional athletes no doubt make a lot of money, but Sharapova has an especially large paycheck. In fact, she is considered the top earner of any female athlete.
Number Twenty-Eight: Healing Up
In 2013, Sharapova suffered a shoulder injury that set her back just a bit. It was so severe that she was forced to pull herself from the U.S. Open, which worried fans. They knew if it had made her do something that drastic, it must have been serious. Luckily enough, she recovered just fine with the rest and bounced back to the court in no time.
Number Twenty-Seven: The Scents of Maria Sharapova
Sharapova also has her own line of perfume. The scent is called “Luck”, created by Avon, and the young lady hopes that the scent will make women everywhere embrace their confidence. Don’t forget to check back for our coming articles, parts four through six, to see the remaining 26 awesome facts that you never learned about Maria Sharapova!