Maria Sharapova Siberia gives her goosebumps
According to Russian number one tennis player, she feels pride when tournament announcers say she hails from the remote oil town of Nyagan. Indeed, one of the most beautiful Russian sportsmen, comes from one of the youngest towns in Western Siberia. Nyagan, where Maria Sharapova was born, was originally a small wood cutting settlement in Siberia, only established in 1965. ‘I am really happy and proud of where I come from,’ she said. ‘It’s fun to hear when they announce me and they don’t just say born in Russia, they actually say I was born in Nyagan, Siberia. ‘Every time I hear that, you can hear the crowd go ‘whoa.’ Like, I don’t think people actually realise that’s where I was born. When they say it, I feel so proud”.