December 2005 Archives
December 27th 2005: Did you guys know that Motorola had created a phone especially for Maria? Read about it here:)
December 27th 2005: In a survey done throughout Russia, Maria was named the most like athlete in the country:) She had 19% of votes with gymnast Alina Kabayeva second!
December 26th 2005: The Aussie media is worried about Maria perhaps not being able to play the Australian Open...let's hope it's not true...
December 26th 2005: Maria spent her Christmas in Tokyo this year as she was doing a charity event over there:)
December 24th 2005: Odds are already out and Maria is the favourite for the upcoming Wimbledon Championships to be played in June! Kim Clijsters and Venus Williams are the #2 and #3 favourites from bookmakers.
December 23rd 2005: A few news! First off, Maria completed her tour in Japan with a 8-2 win over A! On other news, Maria unfortunately announced she would not play the first week on the tour because of a strained shoulder, read about it here.
December 21st 2005: In her opening match of her Japan Tour, Maria lost her singles match 8-5 against Ai Sugiyama while they teamed up for a win in doubles 4-3 against Fuda/Morigami... That match was in Osaka.. they now move on to Nagoya and Tokyo next.
December 21st 2005: Maria is now in Japan and apaprently yesterday she made an appearance in a Nike store in Tokyo, so some lucky fans got to see her:) More info in the coming days...
December 20th 2005: News is out, Maria is the richest athlete from Russia! According to the report, Maria makes 14.5 million $USD per year, not bad for an 18 year-old hey?
December 19th 2005: Maria will be in Russia playing an exhibition tour in a few days, read about it here:)
December 18th 2005: See a cool new photo of Maria from a recent ESPN photoshoot here:)
December 6th 2005: Maria's schedule for 2006 is already available, of course it could all change, but you can see it here:)