Maria Sharapovais a world-renowned professional tennis participant from Russia who had been created on April 19, 1987, in Nyagan, Siberia, Russia. Aleksandr Kafelnikov, a buddy, introduced Maria with her first tennis racket in 1991 and she began to practice regularly with her dad in a neighborhood park. She had her first tennis courses with veteran Russian coach Yuri Yutkin. Back in 1993, she went to a tennis clinic in Moscow run by Martina Navratilova. She suggested her to take professional training in the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. After learning how to play tennis as a child, she moved to Florida with her father, receiving a scholarship at the age of nine to receive training in the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, but was unable to enter there because she was too young for that.
Her father worked in various low-paying jobs so she would take her tennis courses. Before she had been accepted into the International Management Group (IMG) Academy, she was trained by Rick Macci in the Roku sticks not working on TV Rick Macci Tennis Academy. In 1995, Maria was signed by IMG. IMG approved paying an annual tuition fee of $35,000 to get Maria to stay together with the academy, in which she eventually enrolled at the age of 9. Back in November 2000, she won her first contest at the Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championship in the girls' 16th branch. She was later bestowed with the Rising Star Award.
Maria made her professional debut on her 14th birthday (April 19, 2001). When she was 15, she performed in the final of the Australian Open Junior championship, which makes her the youngest man to reach the closing, and continued to compete amongst her peers, finishing second in the Wimbledon and reaching the third round of French Open (Junior) in 2002.