Maria Sharapova

  • Sharapova's comment was not disrespectful, she doesn't watch cricket: Sachin 6 days ago

    Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday said that tennis star Maria Sharapova's is not to be blamed for not knowing him. Tendulkar was quoted by television channels as saying that her "Comment was not disrespectful, maybe she doesn't follow Cricket." Recently, when the French Open champion was asked if she knew Sachin...
  • Watch: 'Abhinav Bindra shoots arrows?' People of Mumbai were asked about famous Indian sports icons. Their answers will make you cringe July 12, 2014

    Indians went ape s**t crazy when Maria Sharapova said she did not know who Sachin Tendulkar was. It snowballed into a huge controversy online with people starting memes with the hash tag #WhoIsMariaSharapova and ranting on Twitter and Facebook. Things got slightly out of hand when Sachin fans even left...
  • 'Who is Maria Sharapova?' Angry Twitter users create funny memes bashing Sharapova for not knowing who Sachin Tendulkar is! July 3, 2014

    How can someone not know Sachin Tendulkar? Sachin Tendulkar is God! Tendulkar, who is a regular at Wimbledon every year, and has huge fans in tennis player Roger Federer and F1 racer Michael Schumacher, is someone Maria Sharapova doesn't know. Cricket isn't a game that has huge followers in Russia...
  • I don't know who is Sachin Tendulkar: Maria Sharapova July 2, 2014

    The cricket world may have shed tears on his last day on the field, but tennis queen and grand slam champions Maria Sharapova has no clue who is Sachin Tendulkar, tennisworldusa.org has reported. Tendulkar, who is a regular visitor at Wimbledon, was in the Royal Box on Saturday, in company with...
  • Sharapova falls to Kerber in three sets at Wimbledon July 2, 2014

    London: Former champion Maria Sharapova saved six match points before falling to Angelique Kerber in the fourth round at Wimbledon on Tuesday, ending her bid to win a second title at the All England Club a decade after her first. Sharapova, a five-time major champion, saved one match point at 5-2...
  • Maria Sharapova advances to Wimbledon's fourth round June 28, 2014

    London: Maria Sharapova won the last 11 games to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over 44th-ranked Alison Riske of the United States. Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion, got broken in the first game and fell behind 3-1 before overwhelming her opponent. Saturday's match was played with...
  • Ruthless Sharapova continues smooth progress at Wimbledon June 27, 2014

    London: Maria Sharapova put in a business-like performance to cast aside qualifier Timea Bacsinszky 6-2, 6-1 in only an hour on her way to the third round at Wimbledon. The fifth seed showed the sort of ruthless precision that won her the French Open title this month. She broke Bacsinszky's serve...
  • Sharapova brushes aside Murray in first round at Wimbledon June 24, 2014

    London: French Open champion Maria Sharapova defeated British wild-card entry Samantha Murray 6-1, 6-0 on Tuesday in a first-round match at Wimbledon. The fifth-seeded Sharapova won her first Grand Slam title at the All England club 10 years ago as a 17-year-old and added her fifth last month in a...
  • A decade on, insatiable Sharapova seeks Wimbledon No.2 June 22, 2014

    When a 17-year-old Maria Sharapova lit up Wimbledon 10 years ago to win the title it was the launch pad to her becoming the world's wealthiest sportswoman and an international tennis brand. Yet despite the millions of dollars earned in prize money, endorsements and now a confectionary brand, the 27-year-old Russian's...
  • Wimbledon 2014: Five things to watch June 20, 2014

    Last year's Wimbledon was the most unpredictable in memory. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova - owners of a combined 10 titles at the All England Club - were all gone by the end of the second round. Five-time champion Serena Williams left in the fourth. Add in the record-equaling...
  • Stosur finds solace after Sharapova disappointment June 13, 2014

    Former US Open champion Sam Stosur achieved the foothold she needed in her first match since falling within sight of a notable victory against Maria Sharapova at the French Open last week. Stosur, who is seeded to reach the final of the Aegon Classic this week, won her opener 6-1, 6-3...
  • Nadal holds onto No. 1; Sharapova up to No. 5 June 9, 2014

    Rafael Nadal has held onto the ATP's No. 1 ranking thanks to his ninth French Open title. Maria Sharapova's second trophy at Roland Garros moved her up three spots to No. 5 on the WTA list on Monday. If Nadal had lost Sunday's final to No. 2 Novak Djokovic, they would have...
  • Sharapova beats Halep to win French Open for second time June 7, 2014

    Paris: Maria Sharapova won her second French Open title in three years, overcoming some shaky serving on Saturday to beat fourth-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 in the final. Sharapova has struggled with her serve this week and had 12 double-faults in the final on Court Philippe Chatrier. But she...
  • Maria Sharapova awaits Halep in French Open final June 7, 2014

    Paris: Might be easier said than done. Still, Maria Sharapova offered a tidy aphorism to sum up the formula that's carried her to a third consecutive French Open final. "It's not how you finish a first set," Sharapova said, "it's how you finish the last set." Right now, no one is a...
  • Maria Sharapova makes it back to French Open final June 5, 2014

    Paris: Maria Sharapova made it back into the French Open final for the third straight year, beating Eugenie Bouchard of Canada 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 on Thursday. The seventh-seeded Russian lost the first set for the third straight match, but again managed to turn things around. Sharapova has now won 19 straight...
  • Sharapova on verge of third Paris final in a row June 5, 2014

    Paris: Clay has long been Maria Sharapova's least favoured surface, but the Russian, who takes on Eugenie Bouchard on Thursday, is on the brink of reaching her third successive French Open final, a feat she has never achieved in the other grand slams. Sharapova, who won the title in Paris in...
  • Sharapova-Bouchard, Djokovic-Gulbis in French Open semi-finals June 4, 2014

    This is what Maria Sharapova does. She digs herself a big hole in a match, then figures a way out, no matter what it takes. She hits shots left-handed. Takes her time between points. Pumps her fists and screams "Come on!" after her opponent's mistakes. And wins. Did it in the fourth...
  • Maria Sharapova advances to French Open semi-finals June 3, 2014

    Paris: Maria Sharapova again showed her resilience when she recovered from a poor start to down up-and-coming Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 1-6 7-5 6-1 on Tuesday and reach the French Open semi-finals. The 2012 champion and last year's runner-up, who will meet Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in the last four, lost the...
  • Sharapova grinds down Stosur to reach French Open last eight June 2, 2014

    Paris: Maria Sharapova, seventh seed and last year's losing finalist, won the last nine games of the match to sweep past Australia's Samantha Stosur 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 into the French Open's quarter-finals on Sunday. The 19th seed outfought and outfired the former world No.1 in the first set and held her...
  • Federer, Djokovic struggle as Sharapova blazes through in Paris Open May 31, 2014

    Paris: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic were both put to the test to reach the fourth round of the French Open on Friday while Maria Sharapova continued to blaze through a thinning women's draw. Polish third seed Agnieszka Radwanska was knocked out 6-4, 6-4 by Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic, becoming the latest...
  • Maria Sharapova crushes Paula Ormaechea to enter fourth round May 30, 2014

    Paris: Maria Sharapova advanced to the fourth round of the French Open on Friday without losing a game, beating Paula Ormaechea of Argentina 6-0, 6-0 in 51 minutes. The seventh-seeded Russian, who won the title at Roland Garros in 2012, has lost only 10 games through three rounds this year. Sharapova will...
  • Maria Sharapova reaches third round at Roland Garros May 28, 2014

    Paris: Maria Sharapova advanced to the third round at the French Open by beating Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday. Sharapova won the French Open title two years ago and lost to Serena Williams in last year's final. With Williams losing earlier Wednesday, the seventh-seeded Sharapova takes over as the...
  • Maria Sharapova advances to second round at French Open May 26, 2014

    Paris: Maria Sharapova took advantage of a break in the rain to win her opening match at the French Open on Monday. The 2012 champion was first on court in the main stadium at Roland Garros, and needed little more than an hour to reach the second round by beating Ksenia...
  • Early Rome defeat was a blessing for Maria Sharapova May 23, 2014

    Maria Sharapova is not the sort to take defeat lightly yet the former world number one believes her early exit at the Italian Open could be a blessing in disguise for the French Open. The Russian, seeded seventh in Paris, won back-to-back claycourt titles in Stuttgart and Madrid but her run...
  • Bartoli happy to be on the outside looking in May 22, 2014

    London: Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli will enjoy the French Open from the safety of a television commentary box this year, free from the pressure loaded on the shoulders of the home brigade. Bartoli, who announced she was retiring shortly after winning Wimbledon last year, played in 13 consecutive French Opens but...
  • Maria Sharapova rallies to beat Simona Halep for Madrid Open title May 12, 2014

    Maria Sharapova bounced back from a poor start to defeat Simona Halep 1-6, 6-2 and 6-3 on Sunday and win the Madrid Open title. Sharapova, who lost to Serena Williams in last year's final, crumbled in the opening set when she held her serve just once. But Halep's serve dipped in the...
  • Sharapova ousts Radwanska to claim Madrid Open final berth May 10, 2014

    Maria Sharapova recovered from a second-set wobble to dispatch third seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday and set up a Madrid Open final clash against rising talent Simona Halep. Sharapova, a former world number one now ranked ninth who has had a poor year by her high standards, has shown...
  • Maria Sharapova rallies to avoid early exit at Madrid May 6, 2014

    Madrid: Maria Sharapova avoided an early exit from the Madrid Open on Tuesday, rallying to beat Christina McHale to reach the third round while Roger Federer withdrew from the men's event. Trailing 4-1 in the final set, Sharapova steadied her erratic service game and took command again to beat the 56th-ranked...
  • Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic win in Madrid May 4, 2014

    Madrid: Maria Sharapova brushed aside Klara Koukalova 6-1, 6-2 in the first round of the Madrid Open on Sunday, while Ana Ivanovic beat Madison Keys 6-1, 7-6 (4). Sharapova, who lost to Serena Williams in last year's final, converted six of eight break points to take advantage of Koukalova's eight double...
  • Maria Sharapova beats Ana Ivanovic to win third Stuttgart title April 27, 2014

    Germany: Maria Sharapova won her third straight Porsche Grand Prix title on Sunday by coming from behind to defeat Ana Ivanovic 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Sharapova won her first tournament of the year and clinched the 30th title of her career. She is now undefeated in 13 consecutive matches on the indoor...