Maria Sharapova 2020 - Net Worth, Salary and Endorsements

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova: Net Worth, Salary and Endorsements

Maria Yuryevna Sharapova, one of the highest-paid female athletes in the world. Sharapova was born April 19, 1987, in Nyagan, Russia.

Her very first tennis lesson was accompanied by exceptional hand-eye coordination with the Russian coach Yuri Yutkin. At the age of seven, her father and herself moved to the US from Russia to learn tennis with a savings of $700 and neither of them could speak English when they arrived in Florida.

On-court Achievements

Sharapova’s maiden slam came on her way when she was 17-years-old at 2004 Wimbledon. In the same year, she won the WTA Tour Finals by defeating Serena Williams in the final. She is a 5-time Grand Slam champion and as a 19-year-old she clinched the US Open title.

Two years later in 2008, she won the Australian Open title. She was part of the Fed Cup winning team from Russia in the year 2008. And in 2012 and 2014 she held the Roland Garros title. During the 2012 London Olympics Sharapova won a silver medal for Russia. Additionally, she holds 36 WTA titles and counting.

She is the only Russian to hold a career Grand Slam. She has even defeated the likes of Simona Halep and Serena Williams at Grand Slam finals.

She was suspended from the WTA circuit for 15 months as she failed a drug test in 2016. Post that she just won a title in Tianjin. In 2019 she just won a handful of matches and her entire season was plagued with injuries.

Till date, Sharapova has amassed US $38,703,609 as prize money.

Doping Suspension

In March 2016 Maria Sharapova failed a drug test from the 2016 Australian Open. She was tested positive for meldonium, a substance that had been prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Initially, she was banned for two years later it was reduced to 15 months.

Maria Sharapova’s Endorsements

Sharapova’s earnings endorsements have outnumbered her earning from the court. In 2006, she was on the apex of the Forbes’ highest-paid female athlete in the world.

Her maiden Grand Slam win gave her numerous endorsements. She endorsed the mobile phone company Motorola. Also, she upheld a contract with Land Rover and Canon, as well as the brand Tag Heuer and jeweler Tiffany and Co. and she also received sponsorships from Gatorade and Tropicana.

With Nike, she launched the ‘Nike Maria Sharapova Collection‘. The Russian uses Head tennis rackets. Sharapova operates her own candy brand, Sugarpova. Also, she is the brand ambassador for Porsche.

Foundation and Charity Work

She urges herself to help children achieve their goals. The Maria Sharapova Foundation launched a $210,000 scholarship program for students from the Chernobyl-affected areas of Belarus.

Also, Sharapova became the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and donated $100,000 to Chernobyl-related projects. Some portion of money from Sugarpova goes to the Maria Sharapova Foundation.

Age

32

Marital Status

Single

Residence

Bradenton, Florida, U.S.A

Nationality

Russian

Endorsements

Porsche, Nike, and Head

Net Worth

US $135 million

Height

1.88 m

Coach

Riccardo Piatti

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