MARIA SHARAPOVA NEWS

Three-time defending champ Sharapova upset by Kerber in Porsche Grand Prix second round

  Angelique Kerber of Germany upset three-time defending champion Maria Sharapova 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Thursday. The top-seeded Russian won four straight games to clinch the first set. But she made some errors to drop the second, and faded in the third. Sharapova had a first-round bye. She held a 13-0 record in Stuttgart before the loss...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bouchard continues to stumble

As a Canadian it pains me to say this … I am not a fan of Eugenie Bouchard. While I passionately rally behind Milos Raonic, who represents Canada with grace, humility and respect, Bouchard leaves a sour taste in my mouth. Bouchard is currently ranked No. 7 in the world due to her astounding 2014 campaign. However, her 2015 season has been absolutely disastrous. Thus far, Bouchard...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova: 22 Hottest Photos On The Internet

Ladies like Maria Sharapova can’t just enjoy a simple birthday. Consider today–that being April 19, 2015–as the Russian tennis pro turns 28 years old while fighting to make it into her fourth consecutive French Open final with the opening of her clay-court season in Stuttgart. We were kind of hoping that Maria Sharapova would’ve retired and become a lingerie model by now...
Via COED
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova pulls out of Russia Fed Cup clash with Germany

  Maria Sharapova has pulled out of Russia's Fed Cup semifinal against Germany this weekend, citing a leg injury. In comments released by the Russian Tennis Federation, second-ranked Sharapova said she "couldn't wait" to compete at the match in Sochi, the Russian city where she spent part of her childhood, but added that "the leg injury didn't allow me to prepare for the match to...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova to play for Russia in Fed Cup against Germany

MOSCOW (AP) The Russian Tennis Federation has confirmed that Maria Sharapova will play for her country against Germany in the Fed Cup semifinals this month. The second-ranked Sharapova rarely plays Fed Cup, citing a busy schedule, but will be part of the Russian team facing Germany on April 18-19 in Sochi. Playing in the team event helps her become eligible for next year's Olympics...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova loses opener at Miami Open to Daria Gavrilova

  Maria Sharapova is 0-5 in Key Biscayne finals. This year her loss came at the start. Seeded No. 2, Sharapova was upset in her opening match Thursday night by wild-card Daria Gavrilova, 7-6 (4), 6-3. The 21-year-old Gavrilova, who was born in Moscow and is based in Australia, earned her first victory over a top-10 player with a poised, aggressive effort before a near-capacity stadium...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova advances on 6th match point vs. Victoria Azarenka

  Maria Sharapova defeated Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-3 on her sixth match point in a third-round pairing of former No. 1-ranked players at the BNP Paribas Open on Monday. Sharapova hit 23 winners, one more than Azarenka, and had 10 fewer unforced errors than Azarenka's 37 to even their all-time series at seven wins apiece. Azarenka fought off four match points on her serve in the...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mexico Open: Maria Sharapova withdraws because of stomach virus

  Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia withdrew Friday before her Mexico Open semifinal against Caroline Garcia because of a stomach virus. The third-seeded Garcia will face fifth-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in the hard-court event at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess. Bacsinszky beat Bulgaria's Sesil Karatantcheva 6-2, 6-4. In the men's semifinals, top-seeded Kei Nishikori...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova withdraws because of stomach virus

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia withdrew Friday before her Mexico Open semifinal against Caroline Garcia because of a stomach virus. The third-seeded Garcia will face fifth-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in the hard-court event at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess. Bacsinszky beat Bulgaria's Sesil Karatantcheva 6-2, 6-4. In the men's semifinals, top...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova displays her soccer skills at Fed Cup (Video)

Tennis star Maria Sharapova showed her versatility by displaying her soccer skills while warming up for last weekend's first round of the Fed Cup, a.k.a. The World Cup of Tennis.  As the video shows, Sharapova is pretty good at juggling.Sharapova went on to lead Russia to a win over Poland, so the soccer routine seems to be working for her.Video via OfficialFedCup. H/T FTW. ...
Via Holdout Sports
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena/Sharapova Lifts Aussie Open Women’s Final

Two of the biggest names in tennis gave the Australian Open women’s final a ratings boost. The Serena Williams/Maria Sharapova Australian Open women’s final drew a 0.7 overnight rating on ESPN Saturday morning, up 40% from both Li Na/Dominika Cibulkova last year and Victoria Azarenka/Li Na in 2013 (0.5 both years). The match topped Williams’ [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams tops Sharapova for Australian Open title

Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory despite a hacking cough on Saturday night.
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard had brief handshake (Video)

One of the more notable moments from the Australian Open on the women’s side came after the quarterfinal match between Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard. Sharapova romped in the match 6-3, 6-2 to remind the 20-year-old that she still has some work to do. Sharapova was ecstatic to be advancing to the semifinals, so she...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena aims for 19th major in Aussie final vs Sharapova

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis. Now she's on the verge of a 19th major championship after beating 19-year-old Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Thursday and setting up an Australian Open final against long...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Sharapova doesn't dream tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Maria Sharapova has played at the Australian Open for 12 years, but she apparently still has some trouble with a strong Aussie accent. After beating Ekaterina Makarova on Thursday to set up a final against Serena Williams, she was asked by an Australian reporter how she deals with nerves the night before a big match. Sit in a room with music? Go for a walk...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Australian Open: Sharapova reaches final for 4th time

  Maria Sharapova has reached the Australian Open final for the fourth time, beating fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-2 in a lopsided semifinal on Thursday. The second-ranked Sharapova needed 10 minutes to hold in her opening service game, fending off two break points. She responded to the only service break against her in the first set by winning six straight games and...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The phone call that turned Maria Sharapova's Australian Open around

MELBOURNE, Australia -- One phone call was all it took for Maria Sharapova to shake off whatever it was that almost ended her Australian Open. That call came early on in the tournament when the No. 2-ranked player came very, very close to losing in the second round to a lowly ranked qualifier. That was a bad day- she made 51 unforced errors, faced match point twice and clawed her...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The phone call that turned around Sharapova's Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) One phone call was all it took for Maria Sharapova to shake off whatever it was that almost ended her Australian Open. That call came early on in the tournament when the No. 2-ranked player came very, very close to losing in the second round to a lowly ranked qualifier. That was a bad day- she made 51 unforced errors, faced match point twice and clawed...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova through to Australian Open semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova put the brakes on Eugenie Bouchard's quest for a first major title, beating the young Canadian 6-3, 6-2 Tuesday to advance to the Australian Open semifinals. In a match between one of the game's longtime stars and a rising talent, the No. 2-ranked Sharapova dominated on serve and took the ball early in an effort...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Australian Open Affirmations: Nadal And Sharapova Do What They Do Best

If a single theme can be gleaned from the first three days of the 2015 Australian Open, it is this: For anyone who has played professional tennis for an appreciable length of time, the cauldron of major-tournament pressure reveals the essence of that player — not always in a career-long context, but often enough to make us notice. Indian Wells and Rome and Cincinnati all have their...
Via Attacking The Net
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Australian Open Affirmations: Nadal And Sharapova Do What They Do Best

If a single theme can be gleaned from the first three days of the 2015 Australian Open, it is this: For anyone who has played professional tennis for an appreciable length of time, the cauldron of major-tournament pressure reveals the essence of that player — not always in a career-long context, but often enough to make us notice. Indian Wells and Rome and Cincinnati all have their...
Via Bloguin Best
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharapova cruises to opening-round win over Martic

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Second-seeded Maria Sharapova concluded an opening day of matches on Rod Laver Arena with a 6-4, 6-1 win Monday over Croatian player Petra Martic at the Australian Open. Sharapova, who began the season by winning the Brisbane International title, broke Martic's service in the last game of the opening set and then dominated the second. She'll play fellow Russian...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharapova wins Brisbane title; Federer set for a milestone

BRISBANE, Australia -- Maria Sharapova claimed her 34th career title and closed the gap on the No. 1 ranking with a 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3 win over Ana Ivanovic on Saturday in the Brisbane International final. The top-seeded Sharapova raced to 4-1 lead and had set points in the 11th game but No. 2-seeded Ivanovic fought back to take the hour-long set in a tiebreaker. Sharapova earned...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova beats Carla Suarez Navarro to reach Brisbane semis

  Maria Sharapova moved into the Brisbane International semifinals with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Carla Suarez Navarro on Thursday, weathering a challenging opening few games before taking the momentum away from her Spanish rival. Top-seeded Sharapova dropped her opening service game and then needed eight breakpoints before converting for a 2-1 lead. From there, it was straight-forward...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharapova through to Brisbane International semifinals

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Maria Sharapova moved into the Brisbane International semifinals with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Carla Suarez Navarro on Thursday, weathering a challenging opening few games before taking the momentum away from her Spanish rival. Top-seeded Sharapova dropped her opening service game and then needed eight breakpoints before converting for a 2-1 lead. From there...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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