Sports Saturday on Empty Streets: Most Searched Athletes 2008

Posted 8:36 AM by Mezhal Ulao in Labels: , ,
I had to do some fishing for today's topic. I was rather curious to figure out who are the year's most searched athletes and amazingly enough after scouring the web for data I have finally completed my list and the research has been based off that of Yahoo.

Here is the top 10 most searched athletes of 2008 according to Yahoo!:

1. Maria Sharapova2. Gina Carano3. Danica Patrick4. Cristiano Ronaldo5. Amanda Beard6. Michael Phelps7. Kimbo Slice8. Leryn Franco9. Natalie Gulbis10. David Beckham

These athletes are amazing on their own and have given the media and the people that adore them a run for their money and attention. I have already featured a couple of these people here on Empty Streets 1027 and will be featuring the rest as we go along for the next couple Saturday specials. So without further delay I would like to get started on the topics with Maria Sharapova.

Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Mariya Yur’evna Sharapova; born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player. A former World No. 1, she was on February 23, 2009, ranked World No. 23 by the Women's Tennis Association. Sharapova has won three Grand Slam singles titles. In 2004, at the age of 17, she won Wimbledon, defeating Serena Williams in the final. She has since won the 2006 US Open, defeating Justine Henin in the final, and the 2008 Australian Open, defeating Ana Ivanović in the final.

Sharapova has represented Russia in Fed Cup, although her appearances have been controversial. She has been featured in a number of modeling assignments, including a feature in Sports Illustrated. Sharapova was the most searched-for athlete on Yahoo! in both 2005 and 2008. In July 2008, as a result of her success both on and off court, she was the world's highest-paid female athlete.

As of October 2008, she is coached by her father, Yuri Sharapov, and former player Michael Joyce.

And here is a cool video of the world's most searched athlete of 2008:

Maria Sharapova - Nike - The most amazing home videos are here
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