Unstoppable - Maria Sharapova


By Maria Sharapova

  • Publication Date: 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 57 Ratings)

Book Overview

From Maria Sharapova, one of our fiercest female athletes, the captivating—and candid—story of her rise from nowhere to tennis stardom, and the unending fight to stay on top.

In 2004, in a stunning upset against the two-time defending champion Serena Williams, seventeen-year-old Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon, becoming an overnight sensation. Out of virtual anonymity, she launched herself onto the international stage. “Maria Mania” was born. Sharapova became a name and face recognizable worldwide. Her success would last: she went on to hold the number-one WTA ranking multiple times, to win four more Grand Slam tournaments, and to become one of the highest-grossing female athletes in the world.

And then—at perhaps the peak of her career—Sharapova came up against the toughest challenge yet: during the 2016 Australian Open, she was charged by the ITF with taking the banned substance meldonium, only recently added to the ITF’s list. The resulting suspension would keep her off the professional courts for fifteen months—a frighteningly long time for any athlete. The media suggested it might be fateful.

But Sharapova’s career has always been driven by her determination and by her dedication to hard work. Her story doesn’t begin with the 2004 Wimbledon championship, but years before, in a small Russian town, where as a five-year-old she played on drab neighborhood courts with precocious concentration. It begins when her father, convinced his daughter could be a star, risked everything to get them to Florida, that sacred land of tennis academies. It begins when the two arrived with only seven hundred dollars and knowing only a few words of English. From that, Sharapova scraped together one of the most influential sports careers in history.

Here, for the first time, is the whole story, and in her own words. Sharapova’s is an unforgettable saga of dedication and fortune. She brings us inside her pivotal matches and illuminates the relationships that have shaped her—with coaches, best friends, boyfriends, and Yuri, her coach, manager, father, and most dedicated fan, describing with honesty and affection their oft-scrutinized relationship. She writes frankly about the suspension. As Sharapova returns to the professional circuit, one thing is clear: the ambition to win that drove her from the public courts of Russia to the manicured lawns of Wimbledon has not diminished.

Sharapova’s Unstoppable is a powerful memoir, resonant in its depiction of the will to win—whatever the odds.

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Users Reviews

  • Captivating story of a self-made champion

    By Ada_MT
    A smooth perspective of a rough journey is the best way I can describe this book. If you have ever been a traveler, a person who cares about their career and family, or a person close in touch with humanitarian feelings, you will connect with this book. It is very honest, "crude" as some people said. I think it is realistic without gold coating the journey, feelings or difficulties. That is why I believe it is valuable not only as a source of inspiration but as a guidance to overcome several obstacles and to rise above difficulties, to save one's dreams, hopes and family values.
  • Focus on Yourself

    By bugger off2
    You wish you had .01% of Serena's talent

    By eflyboy
    Great book. Our daughter-in-law is from Sarapul. I enjoyed visiting Russia.
  • MLG

    By Mlgoosie
    If you are a true fan, even if you're not, you will love this book!