Maria Sharapova is is a Russian professional tennis player and United States resident since 1994.
She has competed on the WTA tour since 2001, been ranked world No. 1 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 medalist, having earned silver for Russia in women’s singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
In 2015, Sharapova spoke with BAZAAR Mag some of her thoughts on fitness:
“I train five or six times a week for six hours a day with my trainer, Yutaka Nakamura, or one of my coaches. Playing professional tennis requires major dedication. If you take more than three days off, you can start to lose lean muscle.” Exercise routine: Stretching, a warm-up jog on the beach, two hours of tennis practice, core exercises, Pilates, and interval sessions on the bike or on hills and sand dunes. Reenergizing ritual: “Weekly sports massages and baths, both ice and hot, help relieve my tired muscles. I add Epsom salts and lavender essential oil.”
Seems to be paying off…
Lest we forget, Maria Sharapova is 6’2″ and looks like this.
I’ve had a crush on her for years (as has everyone I suppose) but she is nothing short of phenomenal!