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Maria Sharapova from Russia reacts in a match against Ajla Tomljanovic from Australia during first day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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Alexander Medvedev, Russian natural gas giant Gazprom's deputy chief executive, embraces Maria Sharapova of Russia during her meeting with her fans the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy-2019 tennis tournament match in St.Petersburg, Russia. Sharapova withdrew from St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2019 due to a right shoulder injury.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates after defeating Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia.

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Carla Suarez Navarro, of Spain, left, shakes hands with Maria Sharapova, of Russia, after winning their match during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York.

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Maria Sharapova, of Russia, shakes hands with Jelena Ostapenko, of Latvia, after Sharapova defeated Ostapenko during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York.

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Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns to compatriot Daria Kasatkina during the Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament, in Montreal.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates wining her their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in two sets 6-2, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France.

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Former ladies single's champion Russia's Maria Sharapova poses for a photo with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup on Margaret Court Arena during the ceremony for the official draw at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia.

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What’s this? A chubbier Sharapova and Rituparna, by an unholy union, sending out a message of love? Nope, they’re Albania’s winsome fans, exulting at their team’s defeat of Romania. Albania offered the players cash and diplomatic passports. We think the love-ly duo should get them too, and travel to faraway places.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates winning the singles match against Coco Vandeweghe of the United States, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. Sharapova won 6-3, 6-7, 6-2.

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Serena Williams of the U.S., right, Maria Sharapova of Russia, left, pose for a photo prior to the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after defeating Eugenie Bouchard of Canada, 6-3, 6-2, in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia makes a backhand return to Peng Shuai of China during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia makes a backhand return to Alexandra Panova of Russia during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

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Maria Sharapova of the Manila Mavericks, serves the ball during her women's singles match against Ana Ivanovic of the Indian Aces team, during the women's singles match of the International Premier Tennis League at the Mall of Asia Arena at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova hits a backhand return to Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska during their singles match at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia return a shots against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China

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Maria Sharapova of Russia, watches a return to Sabine Lisicki of Germany, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia, serves to Maria Kirilenko of Russia, during the opening round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.

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Maria Sharapova watches boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in action against Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the men's singles semifinal match at Wimbledon.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova poses with the French Open trophy in front of the Eiffel Tower, one day after defeating Romania's Simona Halep in the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, France

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Russia's Maria Sharapova poses with the French Open trophy in front of the Eiffel Tower, one day after defeating Romania's Simona Halep in the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, France

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Russia's Maria Sharapova poses with the French Open trophy in front of the Eiffel Tower, one day after defeating Romania's Simona Halep in the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, France

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Russia's Maria Sharapova poses with the French Open trophy in front of the Eiffel Tower, one day after defeating Romania's Simona Halep in the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, France

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Russia's Maria Sharapova poses with the French Open trophy in front of the Eiffel Tower, one day after defeating Romania's Simona Halep in the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, France

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Russia's Maria Sharapova poses with the French Open trophy in front of the Eiffel Tower, one day after defeating Romania's Simona Halep in the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, France

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Russia's Maria Sharapova arrives at Trocadero Square prior to posing with the French Open trophy in front of the Eiffel Tower, one day after defeating Romania's Simona Halep in the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, France.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova poses with the trophy in front of the Eiffel Tower, one day after defeating Romania's Simona Halep in the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, France.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts after defeating Romania's Simona Halep during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova holds the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Romania's Simona Halep at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Sharapova won in three sets 6-4, 6-7, 6-4.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova returns the ball during the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Canada's Eugenie Bouchard at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Sharapova won in three sets 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.

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Maria Sharapova from Russia reacts after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska from Poland during a Madrid Open tennis tournament match in Madrid, Spain.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia wraps an ice-towel around her head during a break in her second round match against Karin Knapp of Italy at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Temperatures are expected to top 44cC (112 F) during the game.

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Maria Sharapova at the inaugural Dream for Future Africa Foundation Gala at Spago in Beverly Hills, California.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia is attended to by a physiotherapist during her Women's second round singles match against Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia after winning the first set against Kristina Mladenovic of France during their Women's first round singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.

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Serena Williams, of the U.S, celebrates as she defeats Russia's Maria Sharapova during the Women's final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Williams won 6-4, 6-4.

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Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns to Jelena Jankovic, of Serbia, during the semifinals of the Sony Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Florida. Sharapova won 6-2, 6-1.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova hits a backhand return to compatriot Ekaterina Makarova during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Sharapova, seeking her fifth Grand Slam title and her second in Melbourne, smashed Makarova 6-2, 6-2 in 1hr 6min to set up a semi-final with China's sixth seed Li Na.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates after defeating Venus Williams of the US in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

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Tennis players, Roger Federer, of Switzerland, and Maria Sharapova of Russia hold a press conference to promote the Gillette Federer Tour, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Federer will take on Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci in an exhibition match Thursday evening, Sharapova and Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki are scheduled for a Friday match.

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Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova talking to the media during a promotional event for a real estate company, in New Delhi.

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Belarus' Victoria Azarenka lifts up the trophy after she won the women's singles final match against Maria Sharapova of Russia at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova hits a backhand shot to Angelique Kerber of Germany during their women's singles quarterfinal match of the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing. Sharapova won 6-0, 3-0 after Kerber retired with an injury.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova serves to Simona Halep of Romania during their first round match at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing. Sharapova defeated Halep 7-6, 7-6.

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Maria Sharapova, of Russia, hits a ball into the crowd after defeating Nadia Petrova, of Russia, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 in the fourth round of play at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot to Anastasia Rodionova of Australia during a first round women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England.

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Maria Sharapova, Ladies World number one ranked tennis player, arrives for the Pre-Wimbledon Party, at Kensington Roof Gardens in west London.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia poses with the trophy after winning the women's final match against Sara Errani of Italy at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia holds the trophy after winning the women's final match against Sara Errani of Italy at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Sharapova won in two sets 6-3, 6-2 to win her first French Open title and complete the career Grand Slam.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates winning the women's final match against Sara Errani of Italy at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium. Sharapova won in two sets 6-3, 6-2 to win her first French Open title and complete the career Grand Slam.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates winning the women's final match against Sara Errani of Italy at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium. Sharapova won in two sets 6-3, 6-2 to win her first French Open title and complete the career Grand Slam.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts as she defeats Italy's Sara Errani during their women's final match in the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 9, 2012. Sharapova won 6-3, 6-2 to win her first French Open title and complete the career Grand Slam.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates winning the women's final match against Sara Errani of Italy at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Sharapova won in two sets 6-3, 6-2 to win her first French Open title and complete the career Grand Slam.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia holds the trophy after winning the women's final match against Sara Errani of Italy at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts as she defeats Italy's Sara Errani during their women's final match in the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia kisses the trophy after winning the women's final match against Sara Errani of Italy at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Sharapova won in two sets 6-3, 6-2.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova sits on the Porsche Carrera she won after beating Belarus' Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-4 in the final of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, centre, delivers a speech in front of runner-up Maria Sharapova of Russia, left, and former champion Martina Hingis, right during the awarding ceremony, after Azarenka won their women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne, Australia.

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Petra Kvitova, left, of the Czech Republic and Russia's Maria Sharapova hold their trophies after Petra Kvitova defeated Maria Sharapova in the ladies' singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova serves to Germany's Sabine Lisicki during their semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates defeating Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova in their match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on June 28, 2011.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova serves to China's Peng Shuai during their match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova goes for the ball during her match against Britain's Laura Robson at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts as she plays China's Li Na during their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Li Na won 6-4, 7-5.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova returns the ball to Germany's Andrea Petkovic during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Sharapova won the match.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia blows a kiss hand to the crowd after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in the fourth round match at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Sharapova won in two sets 7-6, 7-5.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova shows children the trophy at the end of the women's final match against Australia's Samantha Stosur, at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Sunday, May 15, 2011. Maria Sharapova stormed to a 6-2, 6-4 win over Sam Stosur in the Italian Open final for the biggest clay-court title of her career.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova holds up the trophy at the end of the final match against Australia's Samantha Stosur at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Sunday, May 15, 2011. Maria Sharapova stormed to a 6-2, 6-4 win over Sam Stosur in the Italian Open final for the biggest clay-court title of her career.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after beating Julia Goerges of Germany during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova serves the ball to compatriot Ksenia Pervak during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris

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Russia's Maria Sharapova returns the ball to compatriot Ksenia Pervak during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris

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Russia's Maria Sharapova returns the ball to compatriot Ksenia Pervak during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris

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Russia's Maria Sharapova returns the ball to compatriot Ksenia Pervak during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris

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Russia's Maria Sharapova returns the ball to compatriot Ksenia Pervak during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris

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Maria Sharapova of Russia holds the trophy after the final match against Jelena Jankovic of Serbia at the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo. Former No. 1-ranked Sharapova won her first tournament since returning from a 10-month injury layoff when Jankovic was forced to retire in the first set. Jankovic retired with an injured right arm trailing 5-2 in the first set.

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Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns the ball to Flavia Pennetta, of Italy, during a semifinal match at Los Angeles Women's Tennis Championships in Carson, California. Pennetta won 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova returns the ball to compatriot Nadia Petrova during their second round match at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Sharapova won 6-2, 1-6, 8-6.

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Friday August 1, 2008
At least some of the glamour would be missing from Beijing Olympics. World number three women's tennis player Maria Sharapova pulled out due to a right shoulder injury.

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Saturday January 26, 2008
Russian Maria Sharapova used strong serving to capture her third Grand Slam title, beating Serbian Ana Ivanovic, 7-5, 6-3 to win the 2008 Australian Open. Sharapova, who didn't lose a set over these two weeks, had also won Wimbledon in 2004 and the U.S. Open in 2006. She lost the 2007 Australian Open final to American Serena Williams.

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Russia's Maria Sharapova serves to Czech Republic's Iveta Benesova in their second round match during the French Open at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Sharapova has reached the third round of the French Open after winning the rain-disrupted match 6-4 6-1.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia lunges for a shot against Ashley Harkleroad of the United States at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Sharapova won the second round match 6-1, 7-5.

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