Maria Sharapova Reveals How She Copes With Stressful Situations

January 11, 2021 10:04 pm

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.

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

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.

“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.

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.

Kshitij Tayal

Kshitij Tayal is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. Based out of Delhi-NCR, he pursued his undergraduate degree in Electronics and Communications engineering. He has previously worked in the Business Development team at Zycus followed by a role of a Digital Marketer in a Gurgaon-based agency. Besides his passion for tennis, Kshitij is an avid reader and a fitness enthusiast.

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