MARIA SHARAPOVA NEWS

Bertens gives Dutch a surprise win over Russia in Fed Cup

MOSCOW (AP) Last year's finalist Russia suffered a surprise first-round defeat in the Fed Cup on Sunday as the Netherlands built an unassailable 3-0 lead when Kiki Bertens beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-4 in the first reverse singles match. Russian No. 1 Maria Sharapova had been scheduled to play only the final doubles match because of a shoulder injury. But with tie already lost...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bertens gives Dutch surprise win over Russia in Fed Cup

MOSCOW (AP) Last year's finalist Russia suffered a surprise first-round defeat in the Fed Cup on Sunday as the Netherlands built an unassailable 3-0 lead. With Russian No. 1 Maria Sharapova only scheduled to play the final doubles rubber because of a shoulder injury, Russia had suffered two losses on the opening day before Kiki Bertens secured the win for the Dutch in Sunday's...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova playing doubles not singles in Fed Cup

MOSCOW (AP) Maria Sharapova was passed over for the singles and scheduled to play doubles for Russia against the Netherlands in their Fed Cup first-round tie starting on Saturday. Sharapova was warned last week by Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev that she must play in the tie if she wants to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. After losing to Serena Williams in the Australian...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ratings Roundup: U.S. Figure Skating, College Hoops, Australian Open

NBC posted modest gains for primetime coverage of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. In other news, the Big 12 and Big Ten led ESPN’s college basketball coverage to start the week, and Serena Williams against Maria Sharapova lifted the Australian Open. Skating Up Primetime coverage of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships scored a 2.3 final [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova in Russia Fed Cup squad despite Olympic dispute

MOSCOW (AP) Maria Sharapova was named Wednesday in Russia's team for its Fed Cup match against the Netherlands despite a dispute with the national federation over her Olympic eligibility. Sharapova requires one more Fed Cup appearance for Russia in order to be eligible to represent her country at the Olympics in August. The head of the Russian Tennis Federation, Shamil Tarpishchev...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Most Grand Slam women's singles titles in the Open Era

Can you name the 12 women's tennis players who have won five or more Grand Slam tournaments in the Open Era?
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cheat Sheet: Warriors crush Spurs & kid gets ruined by nasty soccer move

The Golden State Warriors blew out the San Antonio Spurs, DeMarcus Cousins dropped 56 points after scoring 48 in his previous game, and Serena Williams once again dominated Maria Sharapova. We get to all of that and much more — like a hilarious soccer gif — here at the Tuesday Cheat Sheet… Warriors make it clear they’re the team to beat with eye-opening blowout win over...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Defeats Maria Sharapova, Advances To Australian Open Semis

MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams attacked Maria Sharapova’s strength and it helped extend her complete domination of their rivalry, earning the six-time Australian Open champion a place in the semifinals. Top-ranked Williams beat Sharapova 6-4, 6-1 in the quarterfinals on Tuesday, her 18th consecutive victory and 19th in 21 career meetings back to 2004. “It was super...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New year, old result: Serena beats Sharapova at Aussie Open

To appreciate Serena Williams’s 18th straight win over Maria Sharapova — achieved on Tuesday in the Australian Open women’s singles quarterfinals — you need to take a journey into the recent past. One year ago, the Australian Open concluded with a magnificent match between two women who — though owning a very different number of major trophies (21 for Serena, 5 for Sharapova...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Serena Williams through to Australian Open semis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 2:32 p.m. Serena Williams has beaten Maria Sharapova for the 18th consecutive time, a 6-4, 6-1 win that advances the defending champion to the semifinals of the Australian Open. Williams, seeking her seventh title here, broke fifth-seeded Sharapova's serve and clinched an entertaining first...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena continues utter domination over Maria Sharapova, reaches Australian Open semis

Serena Williams has beaten Maria Sharapova for the 18th consecutive time, a 6-4, 6-1 win that advances the defending champion to the semifinals of the Australian Open. Williams, seeking her seventh title here, broke fifth-seeded Sharapova's serve and clinched an entertaining first set on her fourth set points. She rolled to a 5-0 lead in the second set before Sharapova held serve...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Mouratoglou explains Serena’s dominance over Sharapova

Serena Williams has been absolutely dominant against Maria Sharapova over the past decade, and Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou has an explanation for why. Mouratoglou was interviewed by ESPN’s Pam Shriver prior to a quarterfinals match between Sharapova and Williams at the Australian Open. His explanation for why Serena is so successful against Maria (and others) has to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Australian Open day nine: Matches to see

The Australian Open is entering the second week. The quarterfinals offer some intriguing matchups. Let’s take a look at a few of the matches and predict who will come out on top. Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova Is this the time Maria finally beats Serena? Probably not. The Russian has not beaten Serena in twelve years. That’s an extraordinary amount of time, with most of...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena-Sharapova rivalry comes again to Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Serena Williams says she doesn't remember much about the first time she played Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open. It was 11 years ago, after all, way back in 2005. But she does remember the outcome. ''I was down a match point. I remember hitting it as hard as I could,'' recalled Williams, who ultimately saved three match points in that semifinal....
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Suarez Navarro advances to quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Tenth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro overcame a seriously slow start to rebound for a 0-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Russian-born Australian Daria Gavrilova and reach the quarterfinals. Buoyed by a partisan capacity crowd of 15,000 at Rod Laver Arena, Gavrilova won the first set in 25 minutes...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams, Sharapova to meet in Australian Open quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have confirmed their quarterfinal date at the Australian Open, each advancing in straight sets on Sunday to ensure a rematch in Melbourne Park between last year's finalists. Fifth-seeded Sharapova fired a career-high 21 aces and hit 58 winners in her 7-5, 7-5 win over Belinda Bencic in the first match of the day on Rod...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Williams into quarterfinals at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Six-time and defending champion Serena Williams is through to the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park after a 6-2, 6-1 win over Russian Margarita Gasparyan on Rod Laver Arena in 55 minutes. Under bright sunshine after the roof was opened following morning rain, Williams lost her service...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova advances to quarterfinals at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Maria Sharapova held her end of the bargain, beating Belinda Bencic 7-5, 7-5 on Sunday to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals and a possible rematch of last year's final with Serena Williams. The fifth-seeded Sharapova fired 21 aces and hit 58 winners but needed 2 hours, 5 minutes to beat Bencic on her second match point, converting it with a successful...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Sharapova reaches quarterfinals in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Maria Sharapova is through to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open after a 7-5, 7-5 win over Belinda Bencic of Switzerland. The fifth-seeded Sharapova needed 2 hours, 5 minutes to beat Bencic, breaking the Swiss players serve for the fourth time in the last game - sealing it...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer goes nuts celebrating Maria Sharapova point

Maria Sharapova won her 600th career match Friday by defeating Lauren Davis in the third round of the Australian Open, 6-1, 6-7, 6-0, and many fans tuned in to watch her become the 17th women’s player to do so. Roger Federer was one of those people, and he watched the match with Grigor Dimitrov before the two squared off on the court. There was one particular point during the second...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova wins her 600th match and asks am 'I getting old?'

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Maria Sharapova reached a career milestone on Friday, which came as a nice surprise after a tough match. ''Oh, wow. I've won 600 matches?'' Sharapova said, when an on-court interviewer congratulated her for the achievement earned by winning her third-round match Friday at the Australian Open.The No. 5-seeded player then thought a moment, and laughed nervously...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova wins for 600th time; advances at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Maria Sharapova played two nearly flawless sets on either side of the one where she struggled against Lauren Davis in a slight hiccup at the Australian Open. Sharapova, who won the title here in 2008 and has lost three finals - including last year's decider to Serena Williams - advanced to the fourth round with a 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-1 on Friday, her 600th...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova stumbles at times but advances at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Maria Sharapova played two nearly flawless sets on either side of the one where she struggled against Lauren Davis in a slight hiccup at the Australian Open. Sharapova, who won the title here in 2008 and has lost three finals - including last year's decider to Serena Williams - advanced to the fourth round with a 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-1 on Friday, her 600th...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Sharapova wins in 3 sets at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Maria Sharapova steadied herself and overcame a feisty opponent to beat American Lauren Davis 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-0 to reach the fourth round. The five-time Grand Slam winner raced through the first set Friday in just 26 minutes, then struggled through a 77-minute second set before...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams, Sharapova into 3rd round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Serena Williams has had so much success for such a long time that even in a second-round match she can set a record at the season's first Grand Slam event. The six-time and defending champion beat No. 90-ranked Hsieh Su-wei 6-1, 6-2 on Wednesday at Rod Laver Arena, an all-time record 79th main draw match at the Australian Open. She closed with an ace,...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss
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