the gentlewoman

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova is the champion tennis player from Sochi, Russia, currently ranked No. 5 in the world. She is also the world’s highest earning female athlete. Since her professional breakthrough in 2004 winning the Wimbledon singles title at just 17, Maria has stormed her way to the top her profession – she has been No.1 on five separate occasions and is the winner of four Grand Slam titles. It’s all thanks to her steely focus and a ferocious tennis serve, clocking in at 126mph.