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In December 2004, Sharapova donated $10,000 to victims of earthquake and killer tsunamis in Thailand
In January 2005, she donated to victims of the school siege in Beslan, Russia the $50,000 proceeds from the auction of the Porsche car she won at the season-ending WTA Tour Championships.
In April 2005, she was listed by People Magazine as among the 50 most beautiful celebrities in the world.
In 2006, Maxim magazine named her the hottest athlete in the world, an award she has won four consecutive years.

In February 2006, she was featured in a six-page bikini photoshoot spread in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue annual magazine which debuted on Valentine's Day, along with 25 other scantily-clad supermodels. Sharapova joined the ranks of other athletes who have previously appeared in the publication.
In June 2006, Sharapova appeared in a commercial for ESPN's This is SportsCenter campaign.In the commercial, she is walking past Stuart Scott's desk when he stops her. He offers her a can of tennis balls he received from a supplier. S he says that the can is filled with paper "worms" and that she doesn't want it. Scott acts offended, causing Sharapova to feel bad. She obliges to take the can, opens it, and paper worms fly into her face. She angrily walks away and throws the can back at Scott after he asks for it back. This commercial also featured Roger Federer who suffers the same fate before Sharapova. This was Sharapova's second commercial for ESPN. The first one involved anchor John Anderson giving Sharapova a seat, which he was saving for Stuart Scott, even though he declined to give the seat to another anchor. This was an obvious reference to Sharapova's looks, as she is seen as one of the most beautiful athletes in the world.
Never one to stay quiet on court, perhaps one of the most unusual aspects of Sharapova's game is her trademark on-court "grunting" or "screaming." Quite possibly the loudest female screamer since Monica Seles, a London tabloid is reported to have claimed that "her persistent shrieks topped out at 102 decibels" (as loud as a police siren). Sharapova claims that this is just part of her game and that only the British press give her a hard time about it. Elena Dementieva, Sharapova's opponent in a 2006 Wimbledon quarterfinal, complained about the distraction it causes. Later in US Open, Tatiana Golovin said: "Shrieking is not going to make the tennis ball come to me faster."

Says what she enjoys most about being a professional tennis player is the traveling and getting to meet new people and see new cultures.
Is good friends with fellow Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko, despite not getting along with many of the other female Russian tennis players.
Is affectionately called "Masha".
Is ambidextrous and was undecided about which hand to use dominantly up until the beginning of her professional tennis career.
Self - filmography
"Late Show with David Letterman"
... aka Late Show Backstage (USA: title for episodes with guest hosts)
... aka The Late Show (USA: informal short title)
- Episode dated 11 September 2006 (2006) TV Episode .... Herself
"Open Access"
- Stars for Stars (2006) TV Episode .... Herself
- Viewers' Choice (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
- Doha & San Jose (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
- Year-End Championships (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
- Best of Open Access (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
(2 more)
"Jimmy Kimmel Live"
- Episode dated 21 December 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
"Matthew's Best Hit TV+"
- Episode dated 18 October 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
... aka NBC News Today (USA: promotional title)
... aka The Today Show (USA)
- Episode dated 23 August 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
ESPY Awards (2005) (TV) .... Herself
"The Footy Show"
- Live from London (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
Stars for Stars: A Celebration of Tennis Excellence (2005) (TV) .... Herself
"Charity Jam" (2005) TV Series .... Herself
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"
- Episode dated 16 July 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
"Total Request Live"
... aka TRL (USA: promotional abbreviation)
... aka Total Request with Carson Daly (USA)
- Episode dated 7 July 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
"The Early Show"
... aka The Saturday Early Show (USA: weekend title)
- Episode dated 7 July 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
"Live with Regis and Kathie Lee"
... aka Live with Regis (USA: new title)
... aka Live with Regis & Kelly (USA: new title)
- Episode dated 6 July 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
"No Strings" (2003) TV Series .... Herself


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