Sharapova is one of the biggest names on the WTA tour in recent history

She is a five-time Grand Slam champion - Wimbledon 2004, US Open 2006

Australian Open 2008, and French Open 2012 and 2014.

She’s one of only six women in the Open era to have won a Career Slam.

The Russian's 2004 Wimbledon Championships triumph came at the tender age of 17,

making her the fourth-youngest Major winner in the Open era.

Then, at the age of 18 years and 125 days, she became the WTA World No. 1, the fifth-youngest woman to achieve the feat.

Sharapova has a total of 36 titles to her name, with Venus Williams (49) the only active player to have won more.

For 13 consecutive years, from 2003 to 2015, she won at least one title,

the fourth-longest streak in WTA history.