Sharapova's father took various low-paying jobs, including dishwashing, to fund her lessons until she was old enough to be admitted to the academy.

Before she entered the IMG business, she trained with Rick Macci, in the Rick Macci Tennis Academy.

In June 2011, she was named one of the "30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future" by Time and in March 2012 was named one of the "100 Greatest of All Time" by Tennis Channel.

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A strenuous gym session following her second-round defeat at Wimbledon 2016 made Elina Svitolina lucky in love, as the WTA world No.3 met her now-long-time boyfriend Reece Topley, a fellow athlete, albeit in the sport the Ukrainian had known absolutely nothing about.

Focused on her training session in a London gym, preparing for her upcoming tournament in Montreal, Svitolina’s eyes wandered to a tall and strong guy, a British cricket player, they exchanged glances and she later also saw him in the restaurant. The 23-year-old Svitolina appreciates that her boyfriend is engaged in sports, since it’s easier for them to understand each other’s lives.

On October 4, 2016, the suspension was reduced to 15 months, starting from the date of the failed test, as the Court of Arbitration for Sports found that she had committed "no significant fault" and that she had taken the substance "based on a doctor's recommendation [...] with good faith belief that it was appropriate and compliant with the relevant rules".

Maria Sharapova was born on April 19, 1987, in Nyagan, Russian SFSR.

Her parents, Yuri and Yelena, are from Gomel, Belarussian SSR.

Concerned about the regional effects of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident, they left their homeland shortly before Maria was born.

It’s good that everything is very clear and you don’t need to explain a million times.

The 23-year-old Topley, the Hampshire and England fast bowler, and his father Don, introduced Svitolina to the sport she had even thought was played with a brush.

Currently the world No.31 Cibulkova and her boyfriend, ranked 59th in the world, are playing mixed doubles together at the French Open.

Also, Monfils was spotted in Cibulkova’s box during her singles match against third seed Jelena Jankovic at Roland Garros.

She then was offered a deal from IMG which forced her to change academies.