Australian Open: Maria Sharapova breezes to 1st-round win

Maria Sharapova got out of the Melbourne heat as quickly as she could, needing just 63 minutes to beat British qualifier Harriet Dart 6-0, 6-0 in the first match on Rod Laver Arena at this year's Australian Open. Sharapova, who wore an ice collar during breaks to help alleviate the 30 C temperature, was making her […]

Muguruza into semis after beating Sharapova

GARBINE Muguruza is bearing down on a return to the world No 1 ranking and a third major after dispatching Maria Sharapova from the French Open in a flat quarter-final. The Spaniard’s power exposed Sharapova’s stilted movement in a 6-2 6-1 hammering on Court Philippe-Chatrier. The 2016 Roland Garros winner and reigning Wimbledon champion swatted […]

Serena Williams QUITS French Open: Reason for shock Sharapova match withdrawal revealed

The 23-time Grand Slam champion was set to take to the court to face arch rival Maria Sharapova on Philippe Chatrier today. But the American was struggling with injury and she dramatically pulled out less than an hour before the match was due to start. A press conference was immediately called where Williams revealed all […]

Maria Sharapova could knock Serena Williams out of the French Open today — here’s why she says Williams ‘hated’ her throughout their rivalry

Getty Images Old foes Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova come to blows in the French Open on Monday. The match arrives on the heels of Williams responding to details about her in Sharapova’s 2017 autobiography. Sharapova claimed Williams “hated” her for hearing her cry after beating her to the 2004 Wimbledon Championships title. Williams slammed […]

Australian Open 2018 LIVE: Djokovic vs Ramos, Sharapova vs Kerber, Federer to follow

Federer is due to take on one of his “bunnies” on the tour – he has beaten Richard Gasquet 16 out of 18 times and has never lost on the hard court to the Frenchman. Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics awaits the winner in the fourth round. But they will have to wait for their moment on Rod […]

‘A special victory’: Sharapova revels in first title win since return from doping ban

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova claimed her first WTA title since her return from a 15-month doping ban when she beat Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus to win the Tianjin Open in China on Sunday. Sharapova earned a hard-fought 7-5 7-6 victory over her 19-year-old Belarusian opponent to win her first title since her return in […]

Sharapova knocked out of US Open

Maria Sharapova during her women’s singles fourth round loss to Anastasija Sevastova. AP Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Email a friend MARIA Sharapova’s grand slam return after a 15-month doping ban has ended in the US Open fourth round with the former world No.1 losing to Latvian […]

Sharapova marches on at US Open after 2nd round fightback

Published time: 31 Aug, 2017 11:28 Maria Sharapova battled back from a set down to claim victory in her second round US Open match against Hungary’s Timea Babos. Following her stunning win over world number two Simona Halep in her first Grand Slam appearance after her return from a doping ban, Sharapova was also made […]

Sharapova stuns world no. 2 Halep in emotional Grand Slam return at US Open

Maria Sharapova was victorious in her first Grand Slam match since returning from a 15-month doping ban, beating Simona Halep at the US Open on Monday night. Sharapova, ranked 146 in the world after coming back from a 15-month doping ban in April this year, faced a tough challenge in the form of Romanian number […]

US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova in TEARS after thrilling win over Simona Halep

The first-round blockbuster certainly lived up to the hype under the lights on Arthur Ashe Stadium, with Sharapova ultimately overpowering Halep to win 6-4 4-6 6-3. The 2006 champion had looked set to win in straight sets when she led 4-1 in the second only to let it slip but recovered to clinch a dramatic […]