Maria Sharapova

  • IPTL to be played across six cities next year: Mahesh Bhupathi 04-12-2014 09:53 PM

    Singapore: The International Tennis Premier League (IPTL) will add two cities next year, taking the number to six, event founder Mahesh Bhupathi said on Thursday. "We are definitely going to add two cities next year, we have had a lot of interest now, we have had four cities ready to...
  • Indian Aces continue fine run in International Premier Tennis League 29-11-2014 08:55 PM

    Manila: Indian Aces continued their winning run as they beat Manila Mavericks 24-15 on the second day of the much talked about International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) on Saturday. Having started their campaign by defeating Singapore Slammers, Indian aces on Saturday strengthened their position by outplaying star-studded Mavericks side. Opting...
  • Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic to compete at Brisbane International 26-11-2014 03:25 PM

    Brisbane: Tennis players Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic will start the new season at the Brisbane International, the only premier-level event in the opening week of 2015, organisers confirmed Wednesday. Sharapova was at times just a loss away from falling out of the world's top-10 during the clay court season...
  • Maria Sharapova grinds out first win but still exits WTA Finals 24-10-2014 04:02 PM

    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,...
  • Serena Williams guaranteed year-end number one ranking 24-10-2014 03:01 PM

    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...
  • Petra Kvitova wins to end Sharapova's shot at No. 1 23-10-2014 03:08 PM

    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...
  • Caroline Wozniacki beats Maria Sharapova at WTA Finals 21-10-2014 11:25 PM

    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...
  • Maria Sharapova beats Petra Kvitova to win China Open 05-10-2014 04:46 PM

    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...
  • Maria Sharapova rolls into third round at China Open 30-09-2014 01:24 PM

    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,...
  • Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova advance at China Open 28-09-2014 04:02 PM

    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...
  • Maria Sharapova tweets picture of man reading a news story about her with the quip 'Hey, I'm right behind you' 26-09-2014 03:26 PM

    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 24-09-2014 03:41 PM

    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...
  • Seeds tumble at Wuhan Open but Maria Sharapova survives 22-09-2014 11:43 PM

    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,...
  • Maria Sharapova second to qualify for WTA Finals 11-09-2014 05:41 PM

    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 17-26. "I am really excited to qualify for the WTA Finals and to bring the best in...
  • Caroline Wozniacki outlasts Maria Sharapova, moves into US Open quarters 01-09-2014 10:02 AM

    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 6-4, 2-6,...
  • What to watch on day seven of the 2014 US Open 31-08-2014 02:08 PM

    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...
  • Sharapova, Serena storm into US Open fourth round 31-08-2014 10:33 AM

    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....
  • What to watch on day five of the 2014 US Open 29-08-2014 12:47 PM

    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 19th-seeded Williams will need to beat 13th-seeded Sara Errani of Italy in Arthur...
  • Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova take centre stage but eyes on Venus Williams 29-08-2014 11:29 AM

    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...
  • Ana Ivanovic loses in 2nd round; Sharapova, Venus win at US Open 28-08-2014 11:30 PM

    New York: Eighth-seeded 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 7-5, 6-4 in the second round on Thursday. Ivanovic had 47 match wins coming into Flushing Meadows, the most of...
  • Agnieszka Radwanska out, Maria Sharapova survives US Open threat 28-08-2014 09:59 AM

    The US Open heated up on Wednesday with China's Peng Shuai upsetting fourth-seeded 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 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania, but the five-times grand slam...
  • What to watch on day three of US Open 2014 27-08-2014 02:14 PM

    If Maria Sharapova's opponent on Wednesday at the US Open takes a medical timeout, the five-time major champion wouldn't mind seeing that come at a cost. Sharapova was asked after her first-round 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 26-08-2014 09:02 AM

    New York: French Open champion Maria Sharapova swept the last 10 games to surge past fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko 6-4, 6-0 and into the second round of the US Open on Monday. Trailing 2-4 in the first set, the five-times grand slam winner tightened control of her booming groundstrokes to...
  • Serena Williams seeded No. 1 at US Open 20-08-2014 11:09 PM

    Top-ranked 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 runner-up Simona Halep is seeded second after reaching a career-best ranking this month. She has never advanced...
  • Novak Djokovic upset by Robredo at Cincinnati Open 15-08-2014 09:24 AM

    Mason: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic tumbled out of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday, while second-seeded Roger Federer narrowly avoided an upset in the round of 16. Tommy Robredo beat Djokovic, 7-6 (6), 7-5 before Federer escaped with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Gael Monfils in the night session....
  • Power and order restored as Sharapova advances in Montreal 07-08-2014 10:31 AM

    Fourth seed Maria Sharapova rallied for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 second-round 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...
  • Sharapova's comment was not disrespectful, she doesn't watch cricket: Sachin 22-07-2014 08:37 PM

    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 12-07-2014 11:34 AM

    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 03-07-2014 09:03 PM

    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. ...
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