Unstoppable: My Life So Far

First person

She won her first Wimbledon at the age of 17 in 2004, against the two-time defending champion Serena Williams in a stunning upset, and became an overnight sensation. She later launched herself on an international platform out of virtual anonymity; hence began the era of “Maria Mania”. Her face and name were known around the world and throughout her successful career, she held to the number-one WTA ranking multiple times, to win four other Grand Slam tournaments, and ultimately became the highest grossing female athlete of the world. However, her career nosedived and took an unexpected turn after she was charged for doping by the ITF and was kept off the courts for 15 months, which turned out to be quite a frightening period for this athlete. In this autobiography, Sharapova tells the story of her life for the first time in her very own words and registers herself as an impressive tale of perseverance and luck.