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She says she's delighted to have learned her lesson."I know it's a cliché," she says, "but my whole thing this past year was, whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
That's when Christine Marie Evert realized that all the fame, money, success, and adulation in the world didn't make her happy. That's when Little Miss Perfect (she was the rare athletic superstar who inspired multiple nicknames—"Remorseless" among them) figured out that holding things in, always pushing forward, ignoring difficulty, and focusing solely on the moment—the emotional building blocks of her professional greatness, essentially—had also brought her close to personal ruination.
Maria Sharapova is the youngest tennis player to win the WTA Championships after Monica Seles and Tracy Austin. 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 appeared in many advertisements, including those for Nike, Prince, and Canon, being the face of several fashion houses, most notably Cole Haan.