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First tournament titles[ edit ] FromSharapova played a full season and made a rapid climb into the top 50 by the end of the year. By the end of September, Sharapova had already captured her first WTA title at a smaller event, the Japan Open Tennis Championshipsbefore winning her second in her final tournament of the season, the Bell Challenge.
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Wimbledon glory and rise to fame[ edit ] Main article: At the latter event, she defeated a player ranked in the top 10 for the first time with a straight-sets win over world No. Seeded 13th and aged 17 at Wimbledon, she reached her first Grand Slam semifinal by defeating Ai Sugiyama.
There, she defeated fifth seed and former champion Lindsay Davenport. In the final, Sharapova upset top seed and defending champion Serena Williams to win her first Grand Slam singles title, and become the third-youngest woman to win the Wimbledon title, behind only Lottie Dod and Martina Hingis.
Sharapova also became the second Russian woman after Anastasia Myskina had won the year's previous major at Roland Garros to win a Grand Slam singles title. The victory was hailed by the media as "the most stunning upset in memory",  with other writers commenting on her arrival as a serious challenger to the Williams' dominance at Wimbledon. There, she won two of her three round-robin matches including a win over US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in order to advance to the semifinals, where she defeated Myskina.
In the final, she defeated an injured Serena Williams, after trailing 4—0 in the final set. Sharapova held match points in the third set of her semifinal match, before losing to eventual champion Serena Williams.
In February, Sharapova won back-to-back tournaments, the Toray Pan Pacific Open and the Qatar Total Openallowing her to reach number 3 in the world rankings for the first time. In the semifinals of the Tier I Pacific Life OpenSharapova was defeated by Lindsay Davenportthe first time she had failed to win a game in a match. Sharapova would have become world No. However, she was then beaten by eventual champion Venus Williams.Head-to-Head Sharapova & Novak Djokovic
However, she once again leapfrogged Davenport to take the world No. She retained it for six weeks, but after playing few tournaments while injured, she again relinquished the ranking to Davenport.
US Open champion[ edit ] Sharapova celebrating after winning the US Open Sharapova started by losing in the semifinals of the Australian Open in three sets to Henin,  also losing a rematch several weeks later at the Dubai Tennis Championshipshaving defeated former world No. Sharapova claimed her first title in nine months at the Tier I tournament in Indian Wells, defeating Hingis in the semifinals and Elena Dementieva in the final.
There, after saving match points in defeating Mashona Washington in the first round, she was eliminated by Dinara Safina in the fourth round. By winning all three of her round-robin matches at the WTA Tour Championshipsshe extended her win streak to 19 matches, before it was snapped in the semifinals by eventual champion Henin.
As it was, she finished ranked world No.
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After being two points away from defeat in the first round against Camille Pinshe went on to reach the final of the tournament for the first time, but was routed there by Serena Williams who was ranked world No. After reaching the final, Sharapova recaptured the world No. She reached the semifinals of the French Open for the first time in her career, before losing to Ana Ivanovic.
She qualified for the eight-woman year-end Sony Ericsson Championships because of a withdrawal by Venus Williams before the start of the tournament. She then defeated Anna Chakvetadze in the semifinals. Sharapova reached the top 5 again to end the year. Australian Open champion, No. Nevertheless, she defeated former world No. After the Australian Open, Sharapova extended her winning streak to 18 matches.
Her winning streak was ended in the semifinals of the Pacific Life Open by Kuznetsova. This was her earliest loss at Wimbledon, and at any Grand Slam in almost five years. In October, after a failed attempt to rehabilitate the shoulder, Sharapova had surgery to repair the tear. After this, Sharapova withdrew from further singles tournaments, resulting in her standing in the world rankings being severely affected.
She dropped out of the top for the first time in six years in May, the nadir being world No. She was upset in the second round by Gisela Dulko in three sets. At the US OpenSharapova was seeded 29th. She found her way into the third round, defeating Tsvetana Pironkova and Christina McHale all in straight sets.
She was stunned in the third round by American teenager Melanie Oudin. The loss made Sharapova's ranking go down to No.
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The loss meant that for the first time sinceSharapova had lost her opening match at a Grand Slam event. Another picture included at the very end takes a look at the current tough situation Maria faces with her recent substance abuse allegations.
Enjoy the article and like always, be sure to share the link with a friend. Sit back, relax, and pull out your tennis racquet or tennis balls Yes, Maria was in fact engaged at one point in time back inwhen basketball player Sasha Vujacic popped the question just a year after meeting.
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Maria confirmed the allegations during a post-match interview claiming the two ended things on amicable terms and wanted to remain friends.
With terrible travel schedules, finding time for each other was nearly impossible and that eventually caused the break up. Musicians, television producers and even other tennis players make appearances throughout the article.
Away from the court, the Russian loves to travel, and she also adores lying on the beach. That, mixed in with her numerous romantic relationships has made her a big time public figure for the tabloids to zone in on.
Before she embarked in her first serious relationship with Sasha Vujacic, Charlie Ebersol was linked to the tennis star as the two briefly dated back in