Maria Sharapova has revealed that the biggest shock of her dual careers in tennis and business so far came at Wimbledon - when she lifted the trophy in 2004.
"The biggest surprise in my career was when I won Wimbledon at 17 years old," she told Entrepreneur. "You don't really recognize the magnitude of the victory at that age. I was so young, and I never felt that I was ready for that type of victory."
She also spoke about her drive towards continued success, saying: "What drives me to achieve is the desire to get better and to improve."
A former World No.1, Sharapova was also the 2008 Australian Open champion, and in recent years has also launched her confectionary business Sugarpova as well as releasing her autobiography.
The 31-year-old added that achievement on and off the tennis court relies on a collective effort, and praised her team: "It's a really long process - it takes a large team to create those ideas...I'm a relationships person. When you understand the initiative behind a brain, it's so much more powerful when you get involved."