Unstoppable: My Life So Far authored by Maria Sharapova

Sep 15, 2017 13:13 IST
Unstoppable: My Life So Far authored by Maria Sharapova

Unstoppable: My Life So Far: Maria Sharapova

The book titled Unstoppable: My Life So Far authored by tennis star Maria Sharapova was unveiled in September 2017.

The book talks about Sharapova’s rise from nowhere to tennis stardom, and the unending fight to stay on top.

The book tells how a seventeen-year-old Maria Sharapova became an overnight sensation by defeating the two-time defending champion Serena Williams to win the prestigious Wimbledon.

In the book, Sharapova explores in detail her pivotal matches and illuminates the relationships that have shaped her―with coaches, best friends, boyfriends, and Yuri, her coach, manager, father, and most dedicated fan, describing with honesty and affection their oft-scrutinized relationship.

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About Maria Sharapova

Born on 19 April 1987, Maria Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player.

A United States resident since 1994, she has competed on the WTA tour since 2001.

She has been ranked world No. 1 in singles by the WTA on five separate occasions, for a total of 21 weeks.

She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam.

She is also an Olympic medallist, having earned silver for Russia in women's singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

She became the world No. 1 for the first time on 22 August 2005, at the age of 18, and last held the ranking for the fifth time for four weeks from 11 June 2012 to 8 July 2012.

According to Forbes, she has been named highest paid female athlete in the world for 11 consecutive years and earned USD285 million including prize money since she turned pro in 2001.

In March 2016, she revealed she had failed a drug test at the 2016 Australian Open on 26 January 2016. She had tested positive for meldonium, a substance that had been banned, effective 1 January 2016 by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

On 8 June 2016, she was suspended from playing tennis for two years by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

On 4 October 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.”

She returned to the WTA tour on 26 April 2017 at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

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