December 2006 Archives
December 30th 2006: Maria is predicted to finish 2007 as the world #1 by tennis specialist Matthew Cronin, you can read the full article here.
December 27th 2006: Maria's schedule is now known in Hong Kong. She will play her first round matches in singles and doubles on January 4th!
December 27th 2006: As Serbian player Ana Ivanovic was discussing Maria's popularity she said: "Itís strange, Sharapova doesnít say a word to anyone, whereas I talk, smile, laugh"
December 23rd 2006: By the way, you can see the draw for the Hong Kong exhibition here.
December 22nd 2006: Good news as Maria is back in action in one week playing in the Hong Kong exhibition. In her first match, she will face Zi Yan.
December 21st 2006: Sports Illustrated had a most beautiful athletes ranking based on votes by swimsuit models, Maria came in at #1!!!! The #2 ranked tennis player was Anna Kournikova.
December 20th 2006: Maria made a list of the top ten things she was not good at... guess what was #1? "Being patient, fine i'll work on it!"
December 19th 2006: With the recent announcement by Lindsay Davenport of her pregnancy, there was an empty spot for the strong Hong Kong exhibition event and Patty Schnyder entered, she also becomes Maria's doubles partner for the event..
December 15h 2006: Maria is featured in this month's Vogue magazine, as she was named one of the ten best self styled young women who are making fashion in America their very own.
December 10th 2006: Maria still is in Florida, she attended wedding of players Jennifer Hopkins and Taylor Dent this weekend!
December 8th 2006: Maria was asked the top 10 things she could not stand, guess what was #1? "Dentists, they're evil".
December 3rd 2006: Maria was named the Russia player of the year by the Russian Tennis Federation for a 2nd straight year, congrats:)