MARIA SHARAPOVA

  • Maria Sharapova grinds out first win but still exits WTA Finals Yesterday

    Maria Sharapova recovered from a second-set meltdown to record her first victory at this year's WTA Finals with a 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-2 triumph over Poland's Agnieszka Radwanksa on Friday but the Russian still bowed out of the elite eight-woman tournament. After losing her opening two Red Group round robin matches, Sharapova...
  • Serena Williams guaranteed year-end number one ranking Yesterday

    Serena Williams clinched the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time without hitting a ball on Friday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, was eliminated from the WTA Finals. Needing to win in straight sets to stand any chance of advancing to the...
  • Petra Kvitova wins to end Sharapova's shot at No. 1 2 days ago

    Singapore: Petra Kvitova beat Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Thursday and ended the Russian player's hopes of claiming the year-end No. 1 ranking. Sharapova needed a win to have any chance of overhauling Serena Williams for the top ranking, and started brightly by winning the opening two...
  • Caroline Wozniacki beats Maria Sharapova at WTA Finals 4 days ago

    Caroline Wozniacki credited her training for next month's New York Marathon as a key factor in her victory over Maria Sharapova in a grueling three-set match in the WTA Finals on Tuesday. Wozniacki won 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 6-2 to beat Sharapova for the second-straight time, having also won in the...
  • Maria Sharapova beats Petra Kvitova to win China Open October 5, 2014

    Beijing: Maria Sharapova outlasted Petra Kvitova 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in a hard-hitting, back-and-forth duel to win the China Open on Sunday and return to No. 2 in the rankings. The fourth-seeded Sharapova overcame 10 double-faults and a number of untimely errors to defeat Kvitova in a rematch of the 2011 Wimbledon...
  • Maria Sharapova rolls into third round at China Open September 30, 2014

    Beijing: Five-time major winner Maria Sharapova moved into the third round of the China Open with ease on Tuesday, while Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska late-season slump continued with another early loss. The fourth-seeded Sharapova saved seven of nine break points she faced in a 6-2, 6-2 win over Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, a...
  • Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova advance at China Open September 28, 2014

    Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams moved into the second round at the China Open on Sunday with straight-set victories. The fourth-seeded Sharapova overcame six double-faults to defeat Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6-4, 6-1, while the 16th-seeded Williams came back from a 3-0 deficit in the opening set to defeat Britain's Heather Watson...
  • Maria Sharapova tweets picture of man reading a news story about her with the quip 'Hey, I'm right behind you' September 26, 2014

    Maria Sharapova tweeted a picture on Thursday that showed a man reading a newspaper in a crowded economy section of a flight. She quipped, 'Hey, I'm right behind you'. The tweet has gone viral with over 24k retweets. Though many users on Twitter pointed out, it's unlikely that Sharapova was...
  • Maria Sharapova knocked out by qualifier at Wuhan Open September 24, 2014

    Wuhan: Maria Sharapova was knocked out of the Wuhan Open by Swiss qualifier Timea Bacsinszky 7-6 (3), 7-5 in the third round on Wednesday. Sharapova double-faulted six times in the first set, and was twice a break up in the second set, but couldn't shake off Bacsinszky, who earned the biggest...
  • Seeds tumble at Wuhan Open but Maria Sharapova survives September 22, 2014

    Organisers of the WTA's inaugural Wuhan Open, still reeling from last week's retirement of the city's tennis trailblazer Li Na, suffered the loss of further headline acts on Monday with the early exit of seeded players. Fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska was ousted in three sets by Caroline Garcia of France, while...
  • Maria Sharapova second to qualify for WTA Finals September 11, 2014

    The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) on Thursday announced that Maria Sharapova has qualified for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, to be staged at the Singapore Sports Hub October 1726. "I am really excited to qualify for the WTA Finals and to bring the best in women's...
  • Caroline Wozniacki outlasts Maria Sharapova, moves into US Open quarters September 1, 2014

    Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. Maria Sharapova, usually the one wearing down opponents in the third set, sure couldn't keep up on a steamy Sunday at the US Open. Wozniacki won 64, 26, 62...
  • What to watch on day seven of the 2014 US Open August 31, 2014

    New York: In a US Open women's tournament filled with surprises, Maria Sharapova heads into the fourth round as the only major champion in her half of the bracket. Sharapova owns five major titles, including at Flushing Meadows in 2006 and at the French Open in June, and the other seven...
  • Sharapova, Serena storm into US Open fourth round August 31, 2014

    New York: Maria Sharapova reached the US Open's fourth round by taking five of the last six games after her opponent, Sabine Lisicki, was warned by the chair umpire about receiving coaching help. Avoiding the sort of surprise that saw half of the top eight seeded women lose already, No. 5...
  • What to watch on day five of the 2014 US Open August 29, 2014

    Venus Williams is trying to get to the fourth round at the US Open for the first time since 2010 and at any Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2011. To do so, the 19thseeded Williams will need to beat 13thseeded Sara Errani of Italy in Arthur Ashe...
  • Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova take centre stage but eyes on Venus Williams August 29, 2014

    Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova will take centre stage at the US Open on Friday but Flushing Meadows is slowly turning into a Williams family affair with the sisters eager to add to their grand slam collections. With seven US Open singles titles between them, Venus and Serena have both set...
  • Ana Ivanovic loses in 2nd round; Sharapova, Venus win at US Open August 28, 2014

    New York: Eighthseeded Ana Ivanovic is out of the US Open. Ivanovic, who had been having her best season since winning the French Open in 2008, lost to Karolina Pliskova 75, 64 in the second round on Thursday. Ivanovic had 47 match wins coming into Flushing Meadows, the most of any...
  • Agnieszka Radwanska out, Maria Sharapova survives US Open threat August 28, 2014

    The US Open heated up on Wednesday with China's Peng Shuai upsetting fourthseeded Agnieszka Radwanska and fifth seed Maria Sharapova averting an early exit on a sweltering day in Flushing Meadows. French Open champion Sharapova lost the first set to 95thranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania, but the fivetimes grand slam winner...
  • What to watch on day three of US Open 2014 August 27, 2014

    If Maria Sharapova's opponent on Wednesday at the US Open takes a medical timeout, the fivetime major champion wouldn't mind seeing that come at a cost. Sharapova was asked after her firstround victory at Flushing Meadows what tennis rule she would like to change if she ran the sport, and ...
  • Sharapova surges past compatriot Kirilenko at US Open August 26, 2014

    New York: French Open champion Maria Sharapova swept the last 10 games to surge past fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko 64, 60 and into the second round of the US Open on Monday. Trailing 24 in the first set, the fivetimes grand slam winner tightened control of her booming groundstrokes to break...
  • Serena Williams seeded No. 1 at US Open August 20, 2014

    Topranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight US Open title. The US Tennis Association followed this week's WTA rankings in announcing the seedings on Wednesday. French Open runnerup Simona Halep is seeded second after reaching a careerbest ranking this month. She has never advanced past the...
  • Novak Djokovic upset by Robredo at Cincinnati Open August 15, 2014

    Mason: Topranked Novak Djokovic tumbled out of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday, while secondseeded Roger Federer narrowly avoided an upset in the round of 16. Tommy Robredo beat Djokovic, 76 (6), 75 before Federer escaped with a 64, 46, 63 victory over Gael Monfils in the night session. Andy Murray...
  • Power and order restored as Sharapova advances in Montreal August 7, 2014

    Fourth seed Maria Sharapova rallied for a 46, 63, 61 secondround win over Spain's Garbine Muguruza as order and power was restored to the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Wednesday. A day after the tournament was left without power and its star attraction when rising Canadian star and Wimbledon finalist Eugenie...
  • Sharapova's comment was not disrespectful, she doesn't watch cricket: Sachin July 22, 2014

    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...
  • News 360: ISIS shifts Indian nurses to different location in Iraq July 3, 2014

    All the Indian nurses have been moved by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants from Tikrit to an unknown location in Iraq. All the 46 nurses who have been moved are from Kerala. ...
  • '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 1, 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 fivetime major champion, saved one match point at 52...