E:60 Exclusive- Maria Sharapova & Chernobyl | Sharapova's Thigh

Tuesday night(7 PM ET) on ESPN's E:60, there will be a look at how Maria Sharapova's life was greatly impacted by the explosion at the Ukrainian power plant, Chernobyl, in 1986.

Here's ESPN's press release for it:

She is the highest-paid female athlete in the world. She has won three Grand Slams, has her own fashion line, endorsement deals and a life of glamour in Los Angeles. But tennis superstar Maria Sharapova says her life would have been very different if the worst nuclear reactor explosion in history had never happened. Sharapova’s parents were living less than 100 miles from Ukraine’s Chernobyl power plant in 1986. Within a few months of the disaster, they learned they had a child on the way. Fearful of birth defects that could result from radioactive materials in the area, Sharapova’s parents fled to western Siberia and five months later, Maria was born. For the first time in over a decade, Sharapova returns to the place that was once her family’s home…to the place she was conceived…to the place where decisions were made that ultimately shaped her life…to Gomel, Belarus and the area surrounding Chernobyl. Since 2007, she has served as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador to various projects designed to support children living in Chernobyl-affected regions. From Wimbledon to Russia, in an E:60 exclusive, Rachel Nichols joins Sharapova on her journey back.


And here's the trailer for the program:



It should be a very emotional, and powerful video that will you give a better understanding of Maria Sharapova, where she's come from, and how she got to where she is now. Definitely check that out.

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