Written by Peter Gehr Senior Tennis Editor
Maria Sharapova hot tennis pictures and popular tennis star are not the only thing that’s hot about the world No. 4. Sharapova will be playing in Paris in February to a stadium full of fans for the Open GDF Suez. Maria Sharapova tennis player sensation is set to play for the first time at this event. The former World No. 1 is currently training in Florida and there is still much to be said about the Russian’s persistence and passion for tennis.
A true ambassador for tennis, who is also a goodwill advocate for various causes worldwide and offers her time for charity events as well as fundraising and donating her own funds to help make a difference.
Maria Sharapova Hot Tennis Pictures and Popular Tennis Star
The following article explains more on the event in Paris:
Sharapova’s trophy cabinet speaks for itself. She has won 24 titles, including three Grand Slams, and became world no.1 at the tender age of 18. And yet Paris has rarely been a happy hunting ground for the statuesque Russian, who has never gone beyond the semi‐finals at Roland Garros despite winning the other three Majors (the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open). And up until now, she has never played at the Open GDF Suez. All that is set to change in February 2012 however, with Sharapova ready to wow the crowds at the Stade Coubertin.
The 24‐year‐old Siberian, who finished the 2011 season at no.4 in the WTA rankings, will also be hoping to put on a good show for the tournament co‐director Amélie Mauresmo, herself a former world no.1. Maria and Amélie crossed swords four times before the Frenchwoman hung up her racquet, and Sharapova only got the better of her on one occasion.
The Open GDF SUEZ is one of the highlights of the women’s tennis calendar: it is France’s premier women’s tennis event and one of the top 20 women’s tournaments in the world. Throughout its history, all of the top players have taken part, and it has also been an excellent showcase for women’s tennis in France, with generation after generation gaining valuable experience and even going on to win the tournament on a number of occasions, thanks to Julie Halard‐Decugis (who was the first French winner in 1996), Mary Pierce (1998) and of course Amélie Mauresmo herself who notched a hat‐trick of wins (2009, 2006 and 2001) over the space of 13 years. Click here to visit the original source of this post
Maria Sharapova hot tennis pictures and popular tennis star who is a role model for many upcoming young tennis players learning the craft on the court. Many young Russians acknowledge her as whom they look up to an try to emulate her technique and her fighting spirit as she pushes to give her best for each point. Although Sharapova is no longer No. 1 in the WTA rankings, her popularity continues to hold her in high esteem in the eyes of her fans.
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