Tennis Identity

Maria Sharapova inspires.

I cried when Maria Sharapova fell to the clay at Roland Garros. As one of the most media polished tennis athletes on the tour (and most collected on court) it's not often we get a peek at the human inside. Saturday we saw her. 

Sharapova is a role model for all who have a dream in this game. Sure, she's had the tennis world at her disposal, but fact is, Maria doesn't need to play tennis, she just wants to and passionately. Hard-work, losing, hurting, be damned. We tennis mortals can take a page or two from this story.


Back at #1. Truly inspirational.