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In June 2011, she was named one of the "30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future" by Time and in March 2012 was named one of the "100 Greatest of All Time" by Tennis Channel.
According to Forbes, she has been named highest paid female athlete in the world for 11 consecutive years and earned In March 2016, Sharapova revealed she had failed a drug test at the 2016 Australian Open on January 26, 2016.
She is also an Olympic medalist, having earned silver for Russia in women's singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. 1 for the first time on August 22, 2005, at the age of 18, and last held the ranking for the fifth time for four weeks from June 11, 2012, to July 8, 2012.
Her 35 singles titles and five Grand Slam titles—two at the French Open and one each at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open—rank third among active players, behind Serena and Venus Williams.
In 1993, at the age of six, Sharapova attended a tennis clinic in Moscow run by Martina Navratilova, who recommended professional training at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, which had previously trained players such as Andre Agassi, Monica Seles, and Anna Kournikova.
By the end of September, Sharapova had already captured her first WTA title at a smaller event, the Japan Open Tennis Championships, before winning her second in her final tournament of the season, the Bell Challenge.
She had tested positive for meldonium, a substance that had been banned, effective January 1, 2016 by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
On June 8, 2016, she was suspended from playing tennis for two years by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
In all, she won three junior singles tournaments and was runner-up at five, including two junior Grand Slam events.
Her win-loss record in junior competition was 47–9.