Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a Russian former tennis player. She competed on the WTA Tour from 2001 to 2020 and was ranked world number 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association for 21 weeks. She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to achieve the career Grand Slam. She is also an Olympic medalist, having won silver in women's singles at the 2012 London Olympics. She has been considered as one of the best tennis competitors of her generation. Sharapova became the world No. 1 for the first time on 22 August 2005 at the age of 18, becoming the first Russian woman to top the singles rankings, and last held the position for a fifth time for four weeks from 11 June 2012 to 8 July 2012. She won five major titles — two at the French Open and one each at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. She won 36 titles in total, including the year-end championships in her debut in 2004. She also won three doubles titles.
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Doping cases in tennis
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Russian female models
Russian expatriates in the United States
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Tennis players at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Olympic medalists in tennis
Australian Open (tennis) champions
US Open (tennis) champions
French Open champions
Russian sportspeople in doping cases
Olympic silver medalists for Russia
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