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Read the passages given below and answer the questions that follow:

Maria Sharapova cannot be pigeon-holed or categorised. Her talent, unwavering desire to succeed and readiness to sacrifice have lifted her to the top of the world. Few would grudge her the riches she is now reaping. This is what she has to say about her monetary gains from tennis : “Of course, money is a motivation. Tennis is a business and a sport, but the most important thing is to become number one in the world. That’s the dream that kept me going.”

(a) Name two characteristics of Maria that have lifted her to the top of the world.

(b) What does Maria say about her monetary gains from tennis?

(c) Find out the words from the passage which mean the same as the following:

(i) financial.

(ii) regard with enmity.

Answer

(a) (i) Her unwavering desire to succeed.

(ii) Her readiness to sacrifice.

(b) Maria says that money is a motivation for her to play tennis.

(c) (i) monetary.

(ii) grudge.