Maria Sharapova

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Women's tennis is getting faster and the girls are getting more athletic, so I need to push myself to become a better athlete. I think 2013 showed me, like a few other years how important being healthy is and how I must listen to my body. During this off season I have been a little smarter on how I train and how I treat my body.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Girl
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When you start from nothing, when you come from nothing, it makes you hungry. I am proud of where I came from and I know what I want. I want to win.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Winning
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We all started under the sun and finished under the lights.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Light
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I learned English in one month. I told myself I should listen. In the next month I could talk to everyone. I was so happy because I could do one thing...I could talk.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Next
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In the last year I have gained a lot of experience because I have been playing against top players and realized what things to work on to get better. Top players basically tell you what your weaknesses are on the court.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Athlete
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It's pretty hard being a tennis player and Mother Theresa at the same time and that's just the way it is.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Mother
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If I loved a guy as much as I love my dog, the guy would be in serious trouble because I'm all over that dog, all of the time.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Dog
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I'm done growing. I only grow when I put my high heels on now.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: High Heels
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I know many of you thought that I would be retiring today, but if I was ever going to announce my retirement it would not be in a downtown Los Angeles hotel with this fairly ugly carpet.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Retirement
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People always ask about young people like me being forced into things. I play tennis because I love it. I think Russians might be tougher than other people. When I arrived in America I was young, but I already knew what I wanted. I think that when you start from nothing, when you come from nothing, it makes you hungry. I am proud of where I came from and I know what I want. I want to win.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Winning
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I'd probably start charging for medical timeouts. I think we'd all see who really uses them and who doesn't.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Thinking
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My style when I was younger was still unique to me. I didn't necessarily dress by the trends, but I was always aware of what was trendy at the time and how I could apply it to my own sense of style.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Unique
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As someone who spends a lot of her time on the road, you have to look stylish but comfortable as I'm always in motion. Either traveling for my job, for pleasure, or managing the hectic pace of the modern day.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Jobs
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When I come into a tournament, I'm expecting to win. That's my philosophy. I can't go to a tournament thinking, 'I'm going to get my ass kicked today, so I might as well leave.'
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Philosophy
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When you come off the court and you feel like you were losing the whole match, and all of a sudden you pulled it out, you know, it's those moments that you feel you've trained for and you work hard for. Just lucky to get through.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Hard Work
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This decision will only strengthen the bond between women players and one of the world's great sporting events [on equal prize money at Wimbledon
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Player
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I think that's why I play tennis, because of the challenge, because of the competition, .. That's why we love to play tiebreaker in the third set. It makes it more exciting, and the bigger support in the stand, and more fans involved in it. I really enjoyed the competition and took a lot of hard work to make myself No. 1 at 18 years old.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Hard Work
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I never think about the numbers. I've never played tennis for the money, because as long as I enjoy it, and I can achieve anything, then the money will come. I know that things will start coming up, many more people will want to start getting involved. But I just want to keep my head cool, and I want to leave (business) to the people who take care of business. I just go out and I just play tennis.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Thinking
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When I make commitments I like to stick to them, especially when I'm giving back to kids. Just giving them an example of what they can achieve. I love giving back to kids. It's fantastic.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Kids
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It'll be great. Of course I was disappointed last year. But . . I'll get my revenge.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Revenge
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Tennis has never been the most important thing in my life. My family, my health, my happiness...they are more important to me. On court, I want to win. Off court, I want to be a better person. Tennis is a path to my future.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Winning
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My shoulder's not where I want it to be, but I'm doing a good job of monitoring it.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Jobs
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That's why we have journalists, for stats.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Journalist
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I can't say I don't like acting, but I can't imagine a career when I have to spend 70 percent of my time in a trailer eating Snickers bars.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Careers
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Within a few years the name 'Maria Sharapova' will be a brand as universally recognized as Calvin Klein, BMW and Rolex.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Bmw
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It's nice to be one of the most beautiful people.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Beautiful
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I'm not the next Kournikova-I want to win matches!
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Winning
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I know you are reporters and I know this is your job, but, you know, take your note pads, take your pencils down, take your grunt-o-meters down, the fashion police, put everything away and just watch the match, you know, from just the fans' perspective. I seriously think that the quality of the match today was great.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Fashion
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Maybe if I was British, a semi-final would be incredible. I'd be on the front page of the paper.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Would Be
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I think when you have surgery on any part of your body, it's never going to be the same.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Thinking
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I have always had an interest in fashion and design and I appreciate style and timelessness within my footwear and accessories both on and off the court
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Fashion
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Those are real hard fans. There are a lot of them here. Some are a little bit crazy with their drinking their beers every once in a while. But I love it.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Crazy
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I'm 17 years old and there are many great things ahead. If I don't win the U.S. Open this year, it's not going to be a disaster in my life.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Winning
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I was very disappointed (at the U.S. Open), and I went out there and I worked really hard.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Disappointed
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That is what is most special about achieving equality - the positive signal that it will send the world over to the next generation of girls dreaming of winning Wimbledon or becoming a scientist or going to the moon as an astronaut.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Girl
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Physically, I have to get a lot better, ... I have to play these three setters and the points are going to go on and on. This is not something that is going to happen overnight. I am only 18 and this is going to take time. My body is still growing and I'm still adjusting to my own body.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Play
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I don't have to follow any special diet or count calories. I try to eat healthily and before a match I load up on pasta and salads. But I pretty much do what I want.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Special
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Sugar free? With the name Sugarpova I don't think I will be doing anything sugar free very soon.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Thinking
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My next goal is to be number one in the world.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Numbers
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I personally love Jennifer Lawrence. She's an amazing actress, but so young and fresh and youthful.
- Maria Sharapova
Collection: Actresses