Today, 2020 February 26th, through exclusive interviews granted to Vanity Fair and Vogue magazines, Maria Sharapova officially announces the retirement from tennis, at 32 years-old. During her amazing career the Russian won 36 WTA title, of which 5 Slams (Wimbledon 2004, US Open 2006, Australian Open 2008, French Open 2012 and 2014), the WTA Finals 2004 and the silver medal at the London Olympics 2012.
Sharapova stunned the world in 2004, when, at just 17-years-old, became the queen of the All England Club, beating Serena Williams in the final with the final score of 6-1 6-4, becoming the first woman player to win Wimbledon.
Maria was popular for both her achievements and her beauty. Love-stories, glamor, business and her rivalry with Serena were her career. In 2016 she was disqualified for doping, returning a year later. Since then her sports career has never really recovered, mainly due to injuries.
But Maria Sharapova will always remain an icon of this tennis era, the last woman player to conquer the career Grand Slam.