Maria Sharapova is one of the great figures in the history of women's tennis and Russian tennis. The winner of the four Grand Slam is the only player in the country to achieve this milestone before announcing her retirement in February last year.
Sharapova's career has also been closely linked to the United States, since she moved to the country with only 6 years to continue growing as a tennis player at the Nick Bollettieri Academy and, since then, he has lived most of his life in the country.
For this reason, many wonder why Sharapova has not acquired US citizenship despite having lived in the country for more than 25 years. “Surely I would have adopted American citizenship if I wanted to, but I have never really considered that problem I haven't even discussed it with my family and my team, “confesses the player.
Sharapova herself wanted to put an end to this controversy by arguing the reasons that have led to her having only Russian nationality and never having applied for the American one. “In the end it is a family issue and of the culture that I have. I have a life experience that makes me go back and remember Russian culture as a child. I don't mean just the nation, but also the mindset and the tenacity and that ability not to give up. For that reason, I decided to remain only with Russian nationality. “