Maria Sharapova recalls lonely days as a migrant in USA

Updated: Feb 19, 2020, 08:44 IST | A correspondent | Mumbai

Sharapova, 32, who migrated to America in 1994, said it is because of unpleasant situations, both in classes and during her tennis training in Florida, that made her stronger as a person

Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova

Russian tennis beauty Maria Sharapova has revealed her childhood in USA was "lonely".

Sharapova, 32, who migrated to America in 1994, said it is because of unpleasant situations, both in classes and during her tennis training in Florida, that made her stronger as a person.

Talking about her childhood in the United States as a migrant, she told Tennis World USA: "I was very lonely. Also, I missed my mom a lot. To be able to see me, my father always had to work hard so he could get back home early before I fell asleep. I was always insulted and treated badly compared to others. Though I did it to pursue my dreams. Because of that, I learned how to take care of myself. I never thought about quitting because I knew what I wanted."

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