Maria Sharapova has written women's tennis history in recent years, winning at least once every Grand Slam tournament as well as the Wta Finals. A total loot of 36 titles for the Russian girl, who with her enormous talent was considered one of the strongest tennis players of her generation.
She was born in 1987, 34 years old to date, she decided in February 2020 to hang up her shoes, because "I had lost sight of the competition". The Njagan native also suffered a doping ban in 2016, which forced her to stay away from the camps for two long years.
During her career she became the protagonist of many incredible battles, won and lost, especially with her long-time rival Serena Williams: her success in 2004 at Wimbledon was unforgettable, beating the American in the final.
After the holidays in Italy in 2018, Sharapova has chosen the beautiful country again, to dedicate some of her time to herself. According to a study, the athlete has been the highest paid in the world for eleven consecutive years and is the third player in history in the ranking of career earnings (a whopping 38 million dollars, behind only the Williams sisters).
Sharapova's Italian holydays
The Russian, together with her betrothed Alexander Gilkes, recently landed in the beautiful Puglia: in a photo, also posted on her social profiles, she spent one of the days in a farm in Savelletri, a hamlet of Fasano, in the Brindisi area.
After moving to the Campania Region, to the cities of Carpi and Positano, in the province of Salerno, she completed her journey by adding Venice to her journey. "I couldn't leave without visiting Italy. Incredible previous memories I have of this country, most of which are hard work, sweat, toned abs and homemade truffle pasta.
It's time to train several," wrote the former world number one tennis player, who managed to complete the Carrer Grand Slam in 2012, winning the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open in different seasons.
Sharapova has also left her mark in Italy in her sports career. In fact, the Russian has triumphed three times, precisely in 2011, 2012 and 2015, at the Italian Open at the Foro Italico. An indelible goal, so much so that Italy has remained her favorite holiday destination.