Maria Sharapova: 50 Awesome Facts You Never Learned (Part 4)

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We filled you in with the 24 awesome facts we showed you about Maria Sharapova in our parts one through three articles, and now we have finally returned with part four! 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 five and six, to see the remaining 18 awesome facts that you never learned about Maria Sharapova!

Number Twenty-Six: Staying Stylish

Maria Sharapova likes to get down and dirty on the field, but she still has her weakness for good style. She claims her favorite designer is Vera Wang.

Number Twenty-Five: Music Preferences

Sharapova comes off as a sweet and dainty young lady, although she also likes to embrace the little fighter inside her. Especially with music. She says her favorite genres are R&B and hip-hop.

Number Twenty-Four: The Sponsor List

In the world of business, everyone is rushing to be the brand that is associated with this tennis goddess. Already among her extensive list of sponsors are Canon, Land Rover, Parlux, Prince Sports, Sony Ericsson, and Cole Haan.

Number Twenty-Three: A Brush with her Future

When Sharapova was just a little girl, she was playing at a tennis clinic in Moscow. Here, famous tennis star Martina Navratilova observed her and told her father that she had quite a gift with the sport.

Number Twenty-Two: Networking

Sharapova had another connection to her future fame. The tennis star’s father is actually good friends with the father of another renowned tennis star, Yevgeny Kafelnikov. Seems like there might be a link here.

Number Twenty-One: Fan-Girling

Despite her love of hip hop, Sharapova admits that she has also fallen in love with quite a few pop stars. Her favorites are Adele and the classic Madonna.

Number Twenty: Her Favorite Destination

The tennis diva has become quite the world traveler, as is basically a requirement of her job. Of all the places that she has visited, her favorite travel destination is Paris, specifically Le Marais.

Number Nineteen: A Little Racket for a Little Maria Sharapova

Sharapova has always had a love of tennis and began playing at an impressively early age. When she was only four years old, Yevgeny Kafelnikov’s father gave her the gift of a personalized, cut-down tennis racket. It was the perfect size for the little girl to get started on her dream. Don’t forget to check back for our coming articles, parts five and six, to see the remaining 18 awesome facts that you never learned about Maria Sharapova!

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