Maria Sharapova accused her father of being harsh

Maria Sharapova accused her father of being harsh

The best tennis player in Russia, former first racket of the world, Maria Sharapova, spoke in an interview with the Armchair Expert podcast about how her parents raised her.

So, according to the athlete, her father was quite influential in sports, constantly pushing her, but at the same time he was quite tough but fair.

And her mother, on the contrary, was more responsible in their family for the intellectual upbringing of her daughter. “Whenever possible, even if we were in Sarasota, we went to the ballet. It may not have been the best ballet, but my mother tried to introduce me to something else in life other than tennis balls. These were some of her main gifts to me, because it didn’t matter to her whether I was number one or number 300. She wanted me to be curious and modest,” Sharapova said.

Let us remind you that Maria Sharapova was born in the city of Nyagan (KhMAO). In early childhood, he moved to Sochi with his parents to play tennis. The athlete has been living in the USA since she was 7 years old. During her career, Sharapova won 39 WTA titles (36 in singles), including five Grand Slam trophies. It was she who helped the Russian team become the winner of the Fed Cup (2008), and won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics in London.

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