Spiders, Dentists Make Maria Sharapova Scream

She plays a fearless, ruthless brand of tennis on court but spiders and dentists can make even Maria Sharapova run for cover in real life.

Updated: November 03, 2014 17:03 IST
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The most fierce of opponents cannot intimidate Maria Sharapova as much as spiders and dentists do.

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Known for her gut-wrenching screams when serving on the tennis court, Maria Sharapova has revealed that spiders and dentists bring out the fearful shrieks in real life. In an interview to UK's Sport magazine, the 27-year-old Russian tennis sensation revealed that spiders and dentists are her two biggest fears.

"I have two phobias. Going to the dentist and to face a spider," she said. While arachnophobia, or fear of the crawly insects, may be avoidable, Sharapova's mesmerizing smile shows that she may have tried to overcome her fear of dentists on a number of occasions.

The former world No. 1 has indeed had many reasons to flash her smile in recent months. After a forgettable 2013 where a shoulder injury ravaged her on-court performance, Sharapova fought her way back to No. 2 spot in WTA rankings this year.

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