* On becoming a U.S. citizen in 1994: "It was the happiest day of my life. Playing in the Olympics in Atlanta in 1996 and representing our country was the biggest honor I’ve ever had. It surpasses all the tournaments I played in." Monica Seles The USA has given everything to Sharapova. Her father brought her here at about the age of 7 with $200 bucks in his pocket. It saved her from Chernobyl and welcomed her with open arms and taught her how to play tennis and make money as a model. Her own compatriots did not want to accept her on the Russian team because they felt she was not really "Russian". She speaks perfect English far better than she does Russian and she lives in the USA. So why the hell does she play for Russia? Even Golovin plays for her adopted country of France. Maria is one ungrrateful little beatch.