Maria Sharapova Player Profile

Maria Sharapova: Won her only Wimbledon title back in 2004

Maria Sharapova: Won her only Wimbledon title back in 2004

It's now 11 years since the blonde bombshell exploded onto the Wimbledon scene, winning the title at the age of 17.

It is something of a surprise though that she has been in only one final in SW19 since then, that coming in 2011 when she lost to Petra Kvitova.

In fact that 2011 run is the only occasion since 2006 that Sharapova has been beyond the fourth round at Wimbledon and that has to be a concern for anyone thinking of backing her.

She's had more success on the clay of Roland Garros in recent years, twice winning the title there in her last four visits, although her title defence this year ended in a shock defeat to Lucie Safarova.

Renowned for her focus on court - look out for the pre-serve routine at the back of the court - Sharapova is arguably the toughest player mentally on the WTA tour so her opponents know they will have to see out a match rather than wait for her to lose it.

Her serve is a weapon, particularly on grass, but it has also been a problem in the past; when off it can throw up numerous double faults.

In short, there look more likely winners of the title than Sharapova, who is currently dating men's star Grigor Dimitrov. The couple will doubtless get plenty of tabloid attention during the fortnight.

Maria Sharapova

  • Nationality: RUS
  • Date Of Birth: April 19, 1987
  • Became Pro: 2001
  • Height: 1.88 m
Recent Results
Date Opponent Tournament Round Result Score
29/06/15 J Konta All England Lawn Tennis Championships R1 Won 2-6, 2-6
01/06/15 L Safarova French Open R4 Lost 6-73, 4-6
29/05/15 S Stosur French Open R3 Won 6-3, 6-4
27/05/15 V Diatchenko French Open R2 Won 6-3, 6-1
25/05/15 K Kanepi French Open R1 Won 6-2, 6-4
17/05/15 C Suarez-Navarro WTA Internazionali BNL d'Italia F Won 6-4, 5-7, 1-6
10 Year Grand Slam History
Australian Open RUR4SFRUR4R1-WRUSF
Wimbledon -R4R2R4RUR4R2R2R4SF
US Open -R4-SFR3R4R3-R3W

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Sharapova crashes out in Paris

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Maria Sharapova: Faces Samantha Stosur in next stage

Sharapova surges to win

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