WATCH: When Maria Sharapova Talked About Outsider Experience In USA On Ellen DeGeneres Show

Published 05/13/2020, 1:13 PM EDT


The year 2007 was full of new possibilities for Maria Sharapova. She was at the top of her game and had become one of the most recognized faces in tennis at a very young age of 20. The reason for this was her number one ranking in the world as well as her three Grand Slam titles. Winning the US Open of 2006 had made her a bonafide star in the country. More and more people came to know that the Russian sensation was, in fact, a lot more American then they thought.

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Maria had been a US resident since 1994. Perhaps an example of her growing popularity in the US was an invitation to appear on one of the country’s top talk shows called The Ellen DeGeneres show. The entire interview gave people some key insights into the life and personality of the Russian sensation.

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What did Maria Sharapova do at the Ellen DeGeneres show? 

The highly talked about topic was, of course, her connection to America. She revealed that she had come to the country with her father just like millions of other people who come there to fulfill their dreams and ambitions.

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The fact that she or her father did not know a word of English made her struggles that bit more troublesome. However, her commitment to work harder and better eventually paid off for her. A very interesting part of the conversation was about her relationships.

She had famously dated Adam Levine, the lead singer of Maroon 5, in the past. Rumors were also ripe about her closeness with fellow tennis player Andy Roddick. This was brought up by Ellen, who’s obviously never short on research. However, a confident Maria Sharapova declared that she knew this question was coming and preferred not to answer it.

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The two capped off a fun night with a round of table tennis.

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Aryan Sharma

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.

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