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Maria Sharapova arrived in the US at age 7 with $700 but is retiring from her 17-year professional tennis career with millions. Here's how she made her fortune

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Maria Sharapova just announced her retirement from professional tennis at the age of 32.
She has won five Grand Slam titles, making her the eighth highest-paid tennis player of all time .
Her total career earnings land at $38.8 million, but her brand partnerships earned her millions more - here's a look at how she's made her fortune over a 17-year professional career.
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When she was 7, Maria Sharapova left Russia for the US with her father and $700 in savings. At age 17, Sharapova snagged £560,500 and her first Grand Slam title by...
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Five-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova retires from tennis

Five-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova retires from tennis

3 monthes ago   |   By WGN TV

Five-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova has announced her retirement from tennis in a column she has written for Vogue and Vanity Fair.
The Russian retires at the age of 32 having last won a grand slam in 2014 when she clinched the French Open for the second time.
Her last appearance came at the 2020 Australian Open, where she was knocked out in the first round by Donna Vekić.
In her article, Sharapova said she was “saying goodbye” to tennis.
“In giving my life to tennis, tennis gave me a life,” Sharapova wrote.
“I'll miss it everyday. I'll miss the training and my daily routine...
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