WSJ: Secrets of Wealthy Women: Maria Sharapova on How She’s Won Off the Court

WSJ: Secrets of Wealthy Women: Maria Sharapova on How She’s Won Off the Court

The tennis star also shares tips on networking and maintaining self-confidence during difficult times with host Veronica Dagher.

When Maria Sharapova was a child, she and her father came to America with about $700. They relied in part on the kindness of strangers to survive and were motivated by a dream that one day she’d become a successful, internationally-known tennis star.

Hard work, perseverance, and an ability to ignore the naysayers helped her achieve those goals, Ms. Sharapova says.

Today, despite winning multiple tennis titles; receiving multi-million-dollar endorsements from brands including Nike; and starting her own candy business, Sugarpova, Ms. Sharapova continues to strive for success and takes an active role in managing her money.

“I’d say when you start from not much and you make money throughout your career, I think you better be involved” in managing your finances, she says.

Maria Sharapova: How She’s Won Off the Court

In this Secrets of Wealthy Women podcast with Veronica Dagher, she speaks about coming back after a drug suspension she vehemently fought, how tennis prepared her for entrepreneurship, and what she learned from taking classes at Harvard Business School.

She also shares tips about networking and maintaining self confidence during difficult times.