She then had a two-year liaison with basketball player Sasha Vujacic, to whom she became engaged, before they split up, citing the pressures of their respective schedules. Drake told a magazine he really loved and cared for her, but was promptly spotted out with model Dollicia Bryan, and then with singer Rihanna.
She also had a short fling with film producer Charlie Ebersol. Perhaps true to her reputation as an icy bore, Sharapova has a ‘thing’ for modern architecture and her homes in Manhattan Beach, Florida, and Ojai, California, are ‘modern and elegant with clean lines’.
The depths of enmity between her and Serena Williams became apparent when Williams gave an interview in 2013 to Rolling Stone magazine.’ One area where Maria Sharapova reigns supreme is in the modern phenomenon of on-court grunting.Her distinctive sound — which she says she has made while playing since the age of four — has been memorably described as a ‘climactic shriek of the blue movie variety’.Nick Bollettieri, who taught both Williams and Sharapova at his academy in Florida, said: ‘They’re great girls but they’re completely different, in as much as Maria was always business, always tough as nails, even when she was nine or ten.‘Serena is also driven on the court, brought up to be a brilliant competitor and a wonderful person.They’re both great, maybe intimidating if you’re on the wrong end of their play on court, but sweet as pie off it.’Sharapova had an early romance with tennis lothario Andy Roddick.