She was the youngest girl ever to reach the final of the Australian Open junior championship at 14 years and 9 months. 6 in the ITF junior world singles ranking on October 21, 2002.
In 1989, when Sharapova was two, the family moved to Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia.Her 35 singles titles and five Grand Slam titles—two at the French Open and one each at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open—rank third among active players, behind Serena and Venus Williams.She won the year-ending WTA Finals in her debut in 2004. Despite an injury-prone career, Sharapova has achieved a rare level of longevity in the women's game.Originally, she did train with Rick Macci, but after the deal with IMG, she could not see Rick Macci anymore.In 1995, she was signed by IMG, who agreed to pay the annual tuition fee of ,000 for Sharapova to stay at the Academy, allowing her to finally enroll at the age of 9.
On June 8, 2016, she was suspended from playing tennis for two years by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).