Once, she was the future queen of tennis; once, she was the richest female athlete in the world. Now, Maria Sharapova has decided to stop filming and enter the next chapter in her life. When we look back on Sharapova's tennis career, what do we remember? Her bright appearance? Her domineering roar on the field? Her unyielding fighting spirit? In my opinion, Sharapova is one of the greatest tennis players of the century.
While her record wasn't the best of her generation, her story has become a classic immigrant success story. Think about the seven-year-old she followed company banner design her father Yuri, with only $700 in savings. After traveling from Siberia to Florida, the United States, she traveled everywhere, and finally, under Yuri's hard work and dealings, she won awards including Rick Macci and Nick Bollettieri, etc. Favored and guided by the coach, the girl who had been hailed as a genius by front and back Martina Navratilova the previous year, thrives in a more complete environment. The hardships of the Sharapova family in the United States also became a model for the descendants of new Russian immigrants, including Sofia Kenin and Amanda Anisimova.
Sharapova has experienced ups and downs on the field, first in 2004 when Wimbledon won the championship at the age of 17, becoming the third youngest champion in history. He then became the first Russian player to sit behind the ball the following year. Sharapova became a major force in tennis from 2004 to 2006 with her precise and sharp dribbles and fierce serve. Although her serve gradually lost its stability due to a shoulder injury in 2007, Sharapova showed her career-best performance at the Australian Open in 2008, not only exerting her original strengths, but also corrected her poor footwork. At this time, Sharapova seemed to be unstoppable, and the future back seat of the Women's Network seemed to be hers.