It's hard to believe that Maria Sharapova has been professionally bashing the ball with her steely glare for 10 years, yet she is only 24 years old. Always mature for her years, it's been fun to watch her grow from the girl who always had her father Yuri in tow, to the woman who has battled back from a career threatening shoulder injury and is now engaged to professional basketball player Sasha Vujacic.
For her birthday, Maria spent part of the week in the Bahamas with Gisela Dulko for the Allstar Tennis Exhibition Match at the Atlantis which Maria won 6-3, 6-1. She also participated in a Juniors Clinic (Maria footage starts around 5 minutes in the video below), and then celebrated her birthday early with a pink cake and a night out on the town at Aura nightclub in Paradise Island.
Happy Birthday Maria!
Photos: Bahamaslocal.com and celebutopia.net
Thanks to The Double Bagel for tweeting the Gisela/Masha picture and the Junior Clinic Video!