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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday February 27, 2020

Maria Sharapova

We take a look inside the storied career of five-time major champion Maria Sharapova.

Photo Source: Mark Peterson/Corleve

On Tuesday Maria Sharapova announced that she’s called it quits on her legendary career at the age of 32. Here’s a quick glance into our treasure trove of milestones and statistical achievements notched by the Russian.

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5 Number of Grand Slam titles won by Sharapova, who won all four majors and locked up two titles at Roland Garros. She is one of just 12 women to own five or more major titles.

36 Sharapova locked up 36 titles over the course of her career.

7 Number of wins over reigning No.1 players achieved by Sharapova. She went 7-17 lifetime against World No.1s.

21 Sharapova spent 21 weeks at No.1, and she managed five different stints at the top of the WTA rankings.

August 22, 2005 – one week
September 12, 2005 – six weeks
January 29, 2007 – seven weeks
May 19, 2008 – three weeks
June 11, 2012 – four weeks

$38,777,962 Career prize money earned by Sharapova, which is third all-time behind only Serena and Venus Williams.

645-171 Sharapova’s overal career win-loss record.

6 Sharapova is one of only six WTA players to have claimed the career Slam in the Open Era.

17 By winning Wimbledon at 17 years old in 2004, Sharapova set the record as the youngest Ladies Singles’ champion in Wimbledon history.

11 Sharapova spent 11 years as Forbes' highest-paid female athlete.

98-69 Sharapova’s career record against the WTA’s Top 10.

149-34 Sharapova’s career record on clay. She posted a remarkable 12-2 record in clay-court finals and lost to only one player—Serena Williamsin a clay-court final.

20-0 Sharapova’s record in clay-court deciders from 2011 to 2014. Five of those wins came during her 2012 and 2014 title runs at Roland Garros.

1 Sharapova was the first Russian woman to claim the WTA’s No.1 ranking, and the second Russian woman to win a major title.

2017 Sharapova’s last title came in 2017—she defeated Aryna Sabalenka in the final.

15 The length of the suspension that Sharapova was eventually given for testing positive for the banned substance Meldonium. She was out of action from the 2016 Australian Open to Stuttgart in April of 2017.

44-26 Sharapova’s overall record after her return from the ban. She reached one final, and four semifinals. Sharapova went 14-9 at the majors, reaching the second week four times and proceeding to one quarterfinal.

197-53 Sharapova’s record at the majors. She reached 10 major finals and 20 major semifinals.

23-20 Sharapova’s record against the Top 10 at the majors.

10 Sharapova finished a season inside the WTA’s Top 10 a total of ten times.


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