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FITNESS FRIDAY: BE TOUGH LIKE SHARAPOVA

Every Friday we will highlight the fitness of top players past and present. This week, be tough like Sharapova.

Maria Sharapova is a good athlete and a gritty tennis player. She has been a force in women's tennis since 2004 when she had her breakthrough grand slam win at Wimbledon at the age of 17. Maria has gone on the win 5 grand slam singles titles and has been ranked number 1 in the world for 21 weeks. Sharapova is known for her powerful groundstrokes off of both sides and her never say die attitude.

Maria has had a tough couple of years. She was banned from tennis in early 2016 for testing positive for the banned substance meldonium. Sharapova has served her time and is now back on the WTA tour. Love her or hate her, Sharapova is "a tough person when on the court," and she is good for the game. For these reasons and more, Maria Sharapova is our Fitness Friday athlete.

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