Maria Sharapova Reveals How She Copes With Stressful Situations

Published 01/11/2021, 11:34 AM EST
Tennis player Maria Sharapova poses for the media as she is unveiled as car manufacturer Porsche’s new brand ambassador at the Porsche Museum on April 22, 2013 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images)


Former World No.1 Maria Sharapova has been one of the biggest tennis stars over the last two decades. Having won an impressive five major championships, Sharapova is one of the ten women in history to achieve a Career Grand Slam. Apart from her hard-hitting game, the Russian is extremely popular for her supermodel looks and keeps her fans updated about her life on Instagram.

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NEW YORK, NY: Pro Tennis Player Maria Sharapova attends Hamptons Magazine’s Celebration with Cover Star Maria Sharapova at PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images for Hamptons Magazine)

Maria Sharapova does Q&A session

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Recently, Sharapova did a Q&A session on Instagram and answered a host of interesting questions posed by her fans. Boasting followership of over 4.1 million,  Sharapova answered questions about her favorite court outfit, her best vacation to her tips for aspiring tennis players. Among a plethora of questions, one follower asked Sharapova about the way she overcomes stress in her life.

The Russian contended that despite there not being any specific answer, she believes in focusing on the body and indulging in activities that improve one’s well-being.

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“There’s no perfect answer to this, but if I could say one thing; it’s getting out of your mind and into your body. And sweating and doing something that will bring good to you,” said Sharapova.

Having gone through major stressful situations during her illustrious career, Sharapova has dealt with them in a composed manner. The 2004 Wimbledon champion has had trouble with lingering chronic shoulder problems for more than a decade. Despite the hardships, Sharapova won multiple Grand Slam titles and been one of the highest-paid female athletes in the world.

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However, the 32-year-old tennis star retired last year after the Australian Open, losing in the opening round to Donna Vekic. Thousands of fans including fellow players paid a huge tribute to Sharapova for her accomplishments during her long career.

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Kshitij Tayal

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Kshitij Tayal is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having played district-level tennis competitions, Kshitij is also a tenured journalist of the sport with over four years of experience. At EssentiallySports, he pens down some thought-provoking pieces on players and tournaments across the ATP and WTA.

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