On fire: Maria Sharapova

What can I say about Sharapova that has not already been said. She's the most popular WTA player. Although she was early compared to Kournikova due to her beauty, it was soon revealed that she was also a great player. Not only she had the looks, she had the power and most important the attitude and determination to become a champion. And she did as she got the Wimbledon title at 2004 and reached world No. 1 in 2005.

On a site devoted to WTA hotties we couldn't miss Sharapova.She may not be your favorite but no one can deny that Maria is damned HOT. Furthermore she's interested in fashion, modeling and acting, so she has delighted her fans with gorgeous photoshoots. She was even featured on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2006 in a very sexy photoshoot. You can watch her gallery (including Sports illustrated photoshoot) here

Although she's a Grand Slam winner and former WTA #1, it seems that she still has to prove she's a great tennis player just because she's pretty and popular. And it seems that on 2008 she's decided to clear it up. After two months, no one has been able to beat her. 14 victories and no defeats. 2 titles (Australian Open and Doha) and leading Russia in her first appearance ever in Fed Cup. And the most important thing is the superiority that she has showed in most of them, 12 out of 14 rivals were unable to take more than 8 games of her. With Henin and the Williams sisters in a slump, this could be the year of Sharapova's dominance. At least this beginning of season she's on fire.

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