Maria Sharapova picked up the WTA Newcomer of the Year award when she was just 16. This was only a couple of years after she had an incredible debut season in which she competed against some huge players in the Grand Slam, alongside winning a tournament in Japan.
Merely two years later, the world had agreed — she was the number one player in the female tennis scene, and she became a global icon. Since then, Sharapova has won a total of 36 titles and earned a career Grand Slam. There’s really no one that’s truly on her level.
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