US OPEN SCENE: Rain comes too late for Sharapova

NEW YORK (AP) The rain came too late for Maria Sharapova. Bounced from the U.S. Open just before a downpour Sunday, Sharapova faced reporters for a news conference that kept getting interrupted by screeching weather warnings going off on reporters' cellphones. ''Is that the flood warning?'' Sharapova asked. ''Darn it. If I was only there a little longer...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova gets past Lisicki in 2 sets at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Maria Sharapova reached the U.S. 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 Sharapova eliminated No. 26 Lisicki 6-2, 6-4 in a hard-hitting match that began Friday...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

This CiCi Bellis picture with Maria Sharapova will blow your mind

CiCi Bellis exploded onto the national stage this week after becoming the youngest person to win a match at the US Open since Anna Kournikova in 1996. Bellis, 15, beat Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova in the first round of the US Open Monday and has received all kinds of attention since. Though Bellis is […]
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova Rebounds to Gain US Open Third Round

  #454265578 / (August 27, 2014) FLUSHING MEADOWS – Last year Maria Sharapova sat out the US Open with a shoulder injury. This year the Russian found herself battling to stay in a second round match against Alexandra Dulgheru, down a set and facing a break point. Sharapova came back to take the second set and outlasted the Romanian 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. The world No...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

What to watch at Open: Will Sharapova foe take TO?

NEW YORK (AP) If Maria Sharapova's opponent Wednesday at the U.S. 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 - tongue-in-cheek - she mentioned charging for breaks players are allowed...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova returns to U.S. Open, wins first-round match

  Maria Sharapova made a winning return to the U.S. Open, overcoming a few wobbles with her serve tosses before taking the final 10 games to beat longtime friend Maria Kirilenko 6-4, 6-0 Monday night in the first round. The fifth-seeded Sharapova, who missed the tournament last year because of an injured right shoulder, trailed 4-2 in the first set. She then took control in the...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova returns to US Open, wins 1st-rounder

NEW YORK (AP) Maria Sharapova made a winning return to the U.S. Open, overcoming a few wobbles with her serve tosses before taking the final 10 games to beat longtime friend Maria Kirilenko 6-4, 6-0 Monday night in the first round. The fifth-seeded Sharapova, who missed the tournament last year because of an injured right shoulder, trailed 4-2 in the first set. She then took control...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova Looking Forward to a Faster Hard Court at the US Open

(August 23, 2014) FLUSHING MEADOWS – No. 5 Maria Sharapova admits she likes a hard court that is faster and coming into this year’s US Open, she’ll be getting her wish. “I think a faster court can have a higher bounce or a slower court can have a lower bounce. It always depends on the place and the weather. I don’t think I have ever really had a preference on hard court...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Genie Bouchard does not drive and still eats baby food

Genie Bouchard is 20 years old, ranked No. 8 in the world in women’s tennis and plays with the maturity and mental approach of a veteran player. She is on magazine covers, newspaper covers and promoted heavily by the WTA Tour. She is being hailed as the next Maria Sharapova. And she still does not […]
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Open Women’s Draw Analysis

There’s a very clear theme to be found at the 2014 United States Open, now that the draws have been announced in a ceremony held early Thursday afternoon in New York. The women’s draw is here — click on each highlighted section to see the pairings.   * THE ESSENTIAL U.S. OPEN QUESTION: “WHO WILL KNOCK OFF THE BIGGEST NAMES (IF ANYONE)?” As you look at the drawsheet, you’ll...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Elle Quebec Uses Photos Of Maria Sharapova In Eugenie Bouchard Profile (Photo)

Eugenie Bouchard often gets stuck in the shadow of Maria Sharapova. So much so that a major magazine mixed the two tennis stars up. Elle Quebec featured Montreal native Bouchard on the cover of its August issue, but there was one problem: They put photos of Sharapova from the 2014 French Open final on the inside. Sharapova beat Bouchard in the semifinal of that tournament. Elle...
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

FASHION FIX: Nike US Open looks for Serena, Sharapova, and Azarenka

Along with the duds Nike unveiled for their boys, the sportswear giant released images and information on what their lady ballers will be wearing at the US Open. They're definitely trying to go for some eye-catching, chatter-inducing styles for Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, and Victoria Azarenka. If that's the case, then it's working.Yes, you're looking at leopard...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharapova Fends Off Keys in Cincinnati

  #453537198 / By Dave Gertler (August 12, 2014) MASON, OHIO – Maria Sharapova, seeded 5th at the Western & Southern Open, has survived a second-set resurgence from home-grown up and coming star Madison Keys, to win in three sets in just under two hours. Sharapova is now the first women’s player into the third round.   The first set was a one-sided affair...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

FMK: Maria Sharapova, Alex Morgan, Sasha Cohen

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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharapova upset by Suarez Navarro in Montreal

MONTREAL (AP) Maria Sharapova was upset by Carla Suarez Navarro in a match interrupted twice by rain Thursday at the Rogers Cup. Suarez Navarro won 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals. The 16th-ranked Spaniard returned from the second delay to break Sharapova's serve and then fought off a break point in the next game thanks to a lucky net cord. She broke again in the final...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Would You Rather: Behati Prinsloo or Maria Sharapova?

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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova Leans on Mayweather, Snubbed By Drake at ESPYs

Maria Sharapova won the Best Female Tennis Player award at the ESPYs yesterday, but that wasn't the highlight for Maria fans. When she joined boxer Floyd Mayweather to present the award for Best Game both took the opportunity to make fun of their height difference leading to this totally adorable GIF.  Maria was introduced by Drake who said, "And from tennis, or whatever...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova towers over Floyd Mayweather Jr. at ESPYs (GIF/photo)

Maria Sharapova, at 6-foot-2, is a real-life representation of the prototypical Amazon woman. Floyd Mayweather Jr., meanwhile, while not incredibly short, stands at 5-foot-8. While Mayweather is the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet, he doesn’t look nearly as imposing or intimidating when he is merely standing next to Sharapova. The two were paired together […] The post...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova And Floyd Mayweather Fit Together At ESPYS

There are few people who Floyd Mayweather would let show him up at the ESPN ESPY awards, but it appears that Maria Sharapo…
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova towers over Floyd Mayweather at the ESPY Awards

No one upstages Maria Sharapova. Unless you're Floyd Mayweather.The diminutive boxer was given the royal treatment during his introduction at last night's ESPYs by host Drake, including a rolled out red carpet. But the Russian was having none of it. She walked out in front of Mayweather, took over the podium, and then asked, "Wow, where was my introduction?" Maria...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather’s greatest fight may have come against Maria Sharapova

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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova clowns with Floyd Mayweather at ESPYs (Video)

Tennis star Maria Sharapova used her height advantage over boxer Floyd Mayweather for some laughs as the duo presented the Best Game award at Wednesday night's ESPYs.The 5-foot-8 Mayweather received an elaborate introduction from "The Money Team", yet he was completely overshadowed by Sharapova, who stands 6-foot-2 and was wearing high heels. H/T LBS. This post appeared...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova Boxes Out Floyd Mayweather, Then Leans On Him

Maria Sharapova went to the ESPYs to present an award with Floyd Mayweather and decided to box him out at the podium. Then she followed it up by leaning on him. Floyd laughed it off, but I bet he wasn’t happy. [@cjzero] The post Maria Sharapova Boxes Out Floyd Mayweather, Then Leans On Him appeared first on Diehardsport.
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Is Small Money Next To Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova is 6'2. Floyd Mayweather … is not. Thank you ESPYS for reconfirming.
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova tanning in a bikini in Mexico & you've already clicked the link

Maria Sharapova tanning in a bikini in Mexico. [GCeleb]Oh, and look -- she's got her own camera to turn the tables on the paparazzi. [More Bob’s Blitz Babes]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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