Maria Sharapova Reveals Legendary Players She Would Love to Play Against

Published 12/19/2020, 8:31 AM EST
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 16: Maria Sharapova of Russia waves to the crowd after victory in her second round women’s singles match against Rebecca Peterson of Sweden during day three of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 16, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)


Throughout her tennis career, Maria Sharapova played against many amazing players. However, there are also a lot of players she hasn’t competed with. This is why she was asked to pick a few players with whom she’d want to play a tennis match.

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In response to this, she said,

“I will start with Steffi Graf… I enjoyed watching her because she was so elegant and she made it look easy. That was hard for me because I was talented but I was tall and I was lanky and I wasn’t a good mover. When she moved, she was fluid and she looked really beautiful doing it.”

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Steffi was Sharapova’s choice for a female tennis player she’d want to play against. She went on to reveal her male choice as she said, “I think my male choice would be John McEnroe cause I would just have a lot of fun.”

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 16: Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates winning her first round match. It was against Tatjana Maria of Germany. It was on day two of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 16, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Maria Sharapova career

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Maria Sharapova was not able to play with players like Steffi Graf and John McEnroe. However, she did get to compete with several other amazing players and she was able to beat a lot of them.

The Russian was one of the best players in the world as she won 5 Grand Slam titles, 36 titles and seized the World No. 1 ranking. After such incredible achievements, in 2020, she suddenly decided to leave the sport. Her biggest reason for this was a shoulder issue that had been bothering her for quite a long time.

Maria is now focused on her career as a businesswoman, and she is already enjoying success. Her candy brand Sugarpova earns $20 Million a year and in addition to that, she has several other investments and endorsements. She is clearly doing well and let’s hope that she will continue to do so in the future.

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