Monday, June 1, 2009

Maria Sharapova in bikini - SI wall calendar

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Since beating Serena Williams of USA at the 2004 Wimbledon singles championship at the age of seventeen, the tennis ace Maria Sharapova has soared to superstardom, both on and off the tennis court. She had won ten career WTA Titles and reached the semifinals of the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open in 2005.

She became the fifteenth woman and the first from Russia to hold the world No 1 ranking in August 2005, and finished 2005 as the fourth-ranked player in the world. Maria was also named as one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2005.

Now the six-foot-tall Russian beauty can add this wall calendar to her long list of accomplishments. It contains her gorgeous photos from the Sports Illustrated 2006 Swimsuit Issue photo shoot. Maria is only the third professional tennis player to appear in the magazine's annual swimsuit issue, following in the steps of Venus Williams and Serena Williams.

Click on the photo to go to the original page and view some of the wonderful photos.

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