I want to be different. If everyone is wearing black, I want to be wearing red.— Maria Sharapova
The most interesting Maria Sharapova quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening
Since I'm constantly in the sun, I use sunscreen daily.
Women's tennis is getting faster and the girls are getting more athletic, so I need to push myself to become a better athlete. I think 2013 showed me, like a few other years how important being healthy is and how I must listen to my body. During this off season I have been a little smarter on how I train and how I treat my body.
Whenever I have friends over, we end up eating and talking and losing track of time, and, once in a while, singing karaoke. It reminds me of the family meals we had in Russia, which always lasted a very long time. That's a tradition I miss.
I don't spend a lot of my time in the locker room. That's my least favourite place in the world.
It's always tough when you lose - you've worked so hard for that moment and it hasn't gone the way you wanted. But you have to realise there's always a bright side, you have to pick yourself up and get ready for the next game.
I want my handbags and my shoes to be stylish but I want to make sure that they're versatile. I travel and I have to make sure the pieces I put into my bag can go with a dress or with shorts or jeans.
Within a few years the name 'Maria Sharapova' will be a brand as universally recognized as Calvin Klein, BMW and Rolex.
It's easy to impress me. I don't need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I'm happy. I'm satisfied. I'm content.
It's pretty hard being a tennis player and Mother Theresa at the same time and that's just the way it is.
I want my tennis to speak for everything.
A great tennis career is something that a 15-year-old normally doesn't have.
I hope my example helps other teens believe they can accomplish things they never thought possible.
You have your bad moments in your career and your good moments.
And it's been a good ride so far, but it's not over yet.
I'm an afternoon tea type of girl. I come from a Russian background where we love our teas. So between lunch and dinner after training I come home and I love a nice cup of tea with jam in it, as we drink it there. Black English Breakfast with raspberry jam is my favorite.
I've been very competitive by nature from a young age, whether it was eating a bowl of pasta faster than somebody else, or always wanting to be the first one in line.
I'm just a very tough person when I go on the court, and I really don't want to lose.
I hit a ball for a living, but I have that passion to keep learning.
I have a very big sweet tooth and I love treating myself to something that I wouldn't necessarily eat during the tournament such as a nice-sized cake.
I don't follow other players or the tournaments they play.
I have my own schedule and do my own thing. I never really think, 'Oh, I want to be or play like so-and-so.' I just like being myself.
Since I was young, the artistic expression that fashion embodies has inspired me. It's a way to communicate oneself.
I'd love to open a tennis school for children in my hometown of Sochi.
You control your own wins and losses.
My main goal is to stay healthy because when you're injured you realise how lucky you are to have your health.
I have always had an interest in fashion and design and I appreciate style and timelessness within my footwear and accessories both on and off the court
I'm never standing still and that makes my life pretty exciting.
I love jotting down ideas for my blog, so I doodle or take notes on all kinds of stuff that inspires me: the people I meet, boutiques I visit, a florist that just gave me a great idea for an interior-design project, things like that.
I'm always on the go. I love doing things until I hit rock bottom. Then I need my 12 hours of sleep, and I'm on the go again.
If I loved a guy as much as I love my dog, the guy would be in serious trouble because I'm all over that dog, all of the time.
I think it's so cool to be tall. Even when I'm not wearing heels people tell me I'm tall and I always take it as a complement. The good thing is I can always see everybody in the room.
Well, fans always root for the underdog.
There are so many roads you can take that will lead you the wrong way, that nobody will hear your name.
It's nice to be one of the most beautiful people.
When you start from nothing, when you come from nothing, it makes you hungry.
I am proud of where I came from and I know what I want. I want to win.
I still love things that you don't even need to pay for.
Going to the beach and being around five of your friends and having a good time means so much more than going out and spending hundreds of dollars.
It's strange for my friends when they see me on TV and in magazines, because the person that they see doing interviews and pictures on the red carpet is not the person that they know.
I know many of you thought that I would be retiring today, but if I was ever going to announce my retirement it would not be in a downtown Los Angeles hotel with this fairly ugly carpet.
If you're able to help some people and make them smile and make them realize that life is good, then that's worth so much more than buying a pair of shoes.
I think when you have surgery on any part of your body, it's never going to be the same.
I'm not the next anyone, I'm the first Maria Sharapova.
I always have a Sharpie, because usually when someone asks me for an autograph, they don't have a pen. I carry one in my purse, as well as in my tennis bag.
I've been playing against older and stronger competition my whole life.
It has made me a better tennis player and able to play against this kind of level despite their strength and experience.
I love street style, seeing how girls wear pieces and how their pair accessories with their outfit. How they pair shoes with a bag and go to day to night and change things up.
I learned there's a big difference between juniors and the pros.
I don't need many things. I don't need glamour and attention to be happy. I'm very happy being settled and working my butt off and trying to win grand slams.
I love to collect modern art.
I know you are reporters and I know this is your job, but, you know, take your note pads, take your pencils down, take your grunt-o-meters down, the fashion police, put everything away and just watch the match, you know, from just the fans' perspective. I seriously think that the quality of the match today was great.
My family and I built my whole career from scratch.
I try not to hit a swing volley and run back.
So my swing volley is kind of that transition to the net. It's been one of my favorite shots ever since I was young.
My parents had a normal life in Russia and they could have easily kept living a normal life, working and raising a child in Russia.