Follow RT for news and updates on tennis and professional tennis players, including Russian Maria Sharapova. Get news and articles from RT about the background and career of Maria Sharapova. She has been ranked world number one in singles by WTA on five separate occasions (2002-2017). Maria Sharapova is one of the ten women and the only Russian to hold career Grand Slam. Find news and stories on tournaments and championships Maria Sharapova has taken part in, as well as her records and awards. Maria Sharapova has played in all of the major competitions, including the Australian Open, French Open, US Open, and Wimbledon. Find the news and details about the playing style of Maria Sharapova. Yet she had some negative moment in her career, when she failed to pass a drug test at the 2016 Australian Open and was suspended from playing tennis for two years. Read news on that matter and her successful return to the professional sport, as well as on other developments related to Maria Sharapova’s life and career.