Maria Sharapova High School:
|Keystone National High School, on-line|
Maria Sharapova College:
|Did not Attend|
Born April 19th, 1987 in Nyagan, Siberia, Russia, Maria Sharapova's talent with a tennis racquet seemed innate. By the time she was six she was attending a tennis clinic in Moscow. A friend of her father watched her practice and after noticing her graceful ability, he recommended she move to the Sates. There she could receive a proper education at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Acadamy in Florida. Her parents, wanting the very best for her, left their jobs and packed up the family, moving them to the United States. She enrolled at the tennis academy at age nine, and by the time she was seventeen, she had turned pro. Maria is a fierce competitor, and has an unswerving dedication to her craft, even persevering through a shoulder injury and surgery. Never one to back down from a challenge, she handled a pro tennis career while attending the Keystone High School, via correspondence on the internet.