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Maria Sharapova

Sharapova digs deep in China Open epic

Maria Sharapova gained revenge over the Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova with a gutsy 7-6 (7/3), 5-7, 7-6 (9/7) victory in the China Open first round on Saturday. It was the five-time Grand Slam winner’s first appearance since she…

Sharapova knocked out of US Open fourth round

NEW YORK: Maria Sharapova’s contentious and captivating U.S. Open run came to an end on Sunday when Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova beat her 5-7 6-4 6-2 to reach the Flushing Meadows quarter-finals. Playing her first grand slam since…

Sharapova sparkles on return to grand slam stage

NEW YORK: Maria Sharapova proved she will be someone to contend with for the U.S. Open crown after the Russian wild card outlasted second seed Simona Halep 6-4 4-6 6-3 on Monday to get the year’s final grand slam off to an electrifying…

Injured Sharapova out of Wimbledon

LONDON: Maria Sharapova withdrew from Wimbledon on Saturday after failing to recover from a thigh injury, dealing another blow to the superstar's bid to rebuild her career following a doping ban. The 30-year-old Russian, who was champion…

Sharapova denied French Open wild card

PARIS: Two-time champion Maria Sharapova will not play at Roland Garros this year after the French tennis federation denied her a wild card, FFT president Bernard Guidicelli said on Tuesday. The former world number one, who only returned…

Maria Sharapova wins opening match in Rome

ROME: Maria Sharapova guaranteed herself a spot in the Wimbledon qualifying tournament with a first-round victory against American Christina McHale at the Italian Open on Monday. The Russian former world number one, given a wildcard to…

Sharapova rags-to-riches journey resumes in Stuttgart

STUTTGART: From the shadow of Chernobyl's nuclear wasteland to international super-stardom and from penniless arrival in the United States, without a word of English, to a fortune of $200 million. It may sound like the stuff of Hollywood…