CNBC Meets

CNBC Meets: Maria Sharapova, part one

CNBC Meets: Maria Sharapova, part one
CNBC Meets: Maria Sharapova, part one   

CNBC Meets' Tania Bryer speaks to star tennis player, Maria Sharapova on her childhood and how she discovered her love for the sport.

Moving from Russia to the U.S. aged just 7 years old, Sharapova talks about her early years and some of the sacrifices her parents made in order her to get her the best tennis tuition.

Now the highest paid female athlete in the world, Sharapova talks about her winning her first Grand Slam tournament, Wimbledon when she was just 17 years old, beating Serena Williams 6-1 6-4.

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  • Tania Bryer is a guest presenter and executive producer of CNBC Meets. In this series, she profiles some of the world’s most successful business people to find out what makes them tick. Bryer previously worked for BBC and Sky Television.