Tennis Star Maria Sharapova to Release Autobiography in 2017

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Professional women’s tennis player, Maria Sharapova, announced on her Facebook page that she is set to launch an autobiography in 2017.

Sharapova is a 5-time Grand Slam champion and was the third youngest woman to win the Wimbledon title, defeating Serena Williams in 2004 at the age of seventeen.  After Wimbledon, Sharapova’s next major title was in 2006, defeating Justin Henin-Hardenne at the US Open.  In 2008, Sharapova was the first tennis player from Russia to win the Australian Open title and in 2012 and 2014 she won the French Open.  As one can see, Sharapova is no stranger to success and is always looking for a challenge.       

The next challenge for the professional athlete is scheduled to be released in 2017, that being her autobiography.  Sharapova’s life story will go in depth with her relationships, tennis life, business ventures, and net worth.  This past July, Sharapova and her boyfriend, Grigor Dimitrov (also a professional tennis player) split up.  The autobiography will give hYer fans a more in depth explanation of the split and how she has moved on from the break-up.  

Sharapova said on her Facebook post, “Back in December, I walked out of a casual book meeting and got inspired to live through my journey on paper.  A few of my written paragraphs went around publishing offices and I received the unexpected honor to work with Farrar, Straus and Giroux on my very first book.”

The 28-year-old will also tell her fans how she started her own candy line brand called “Sugarpova.”  Sharapova is one of the richest female tennis players with a net worth of 125 million dollars in 2015 alone, and the year is not over.  

The athlete and businesswoman said about her book, “I am very excited to share my story with you.  It is real and raw and there are no limits.  We have already started working and speaking to all the interesting characters that have been so influential in my life.  It is amazing how many things I am learning and re-living while working on this book.  Writing has been a passion of mine ever since I realized math was not my favorite subject, and it gave me a chance to express my feelings when I didn’t have many people to communicate to as a young girl.”

I believe her book will be a success and many people who are not familiar with Maria Sharapova will surely appreciate the story of her life on and off the court.  

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