Maria Sharapova is the most dazzling tennis player who has ever stepped on court. Maria Sharapova was born April 19, 1987 in Nyagan, a town in western Siberia, where Maria parents, Yuri and Yelena, had fled from Belarus a year previous to let alone fallout from Chernobyl. Still too close to the calamity site, her family left their home as refugees again when Maria was two-years-old. The Sharapova solid for a while in the Black Sea town of Sochi, known then as a recourse village and home of Russian light, Yevgeny Kafelnikov. Yuri had been a plan in Nyagan. But as the family bounced from on home to the next, he did everything he could just to keep them cool.