Maria Sharapova Trolls Facebook Fans With Short Hair Pic

By: Josh Wolford - April 18, 2012

Maria Sharapova is first and foremost a world-famous tennis player. But as we’ve seen in the past (looking at you, Anna), if female tennis players happen to be strikingly beautiful, that fact tends to overshadow their athletic talents.

That’s not to say that Sharapova is any slouch on the court. She’s won Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the Australian Open – 24 WTA singles titles in all. At one point in her career, she held the number one world ranking. But she’s also embraced her popularity with modeling and endorsement deals for companies like Samsung.

Because of this, you can understand why her legion of fans flipped out when she posted some pics to her Facebook account showing that she’d chopped off her glorious locks.

Or did she?

Monday, Sharapova posted a couple of images with the captions “So what do you guys think?? I kind of love it!” Check them out below:



This set off a firestorm of comments – some of them positive, but a large handful negative. In short, people were concerned (over 13,000 comments). “I am in shock! It’s too short!” wrote one fan.

Apparently, it was just a wig. She quotes her email inbox’s “stressful 24 hours” of messages from fans “going bananza” in clarifying that she never really said she had cut it:

Wow, when I posted those photos with the short hair I had no idea everyone would all go bananza….( my dear friends, I never actually said I cut my hair!) so for the sake of my email inbox and it’s stressful 24 hours, I would like to show you the below pictures…my hair is still long…and blonde…and well it’s pretty much the same! We did a shoot a few days ago and I sported all types of hair styles…long and yes short (a wig!!!).

She posted another pic to prove it:


Kids, don’t believe everything you see on Facebook, and if you do – don’t freak out. Maria Sharapova can hardly turn herself into a beast with a short haircut.

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  • John D. Elmstedt Jr.

    I think the new hair cut is adorable, but no the greatest of pixie haircuts she could have gotten. But her hair will grow back, and she can go for it again.

  • Sandra Daves- Richardson

    I love it!

  • Jasper

    This woman could be bald for all I care… She’s the hottest Glamazon in the world!

  • Irving

    Please concentrate more on your:
    1. 1st serve
    2. Cross shots
    3. Volley
    4. Comming more often to the net
    Good luck,

  • Oxana

    I love Maria with long hair, with short hair….It doesn’t matter. She is a hardworking girl!
    With love from Russia, Nyagan

  • nat

    she looks way better with short hair!

  • bobbi Mac Gregor

    I think that she looks BETTER in SHORT hair! :)
    I am SERIOUSLY looking for a wet and go short hair style since I broke my neck and can NOT turn my head [at ALL] to use a hair dryer anymore. Can SOMEONE help me?PLEASE??????

  • j c

    I think she really cut her hair and the pic below is either before she cut it or she’s wearing a wig.

  • http://Facebook Saman

    U look nice in long hair?