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NEW YORK — Maria Sharapova pulled out of the U.S. Open on Wednesday because of a right shoulder injury. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the 2006 champion’s withdrawal. Sharapova has played only one match on tour since her second-round loss at Wimbledon in June. Sharapova originally was seeded third at the U.S. Open. The USTA said 2012 Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwanksa would shift from No. 4 to No. 3, and all other seeded players below her would move up a spot, too. The USTA said Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova would become the No. 32 seed. The draw for the year’s last Grand Slam tournament is Thursday. Play begins Monday. Sharapova’s surprising exit caps a tumultuous couple of weeks for the four-time major title winner and former No. 1 player. The Russian was sidelined by a hip injury after Wimbledon. Then she hired Jimmy Connors as her coach, an arrangement that lasted all of one match, a loss. Sharapova last skipped the U.S. Open in 2008, when she was off the tour for about 1...

Well played: Maria Sharapova launches exclusive line of Sugarpova accessories (pics)

When all the hullabaloo began earlier this week regarding reports that Maria Sharapova was considering temporarily changing her last name to “Sugarpova,” the name of her boutique candy line, for the duration of the U.S. Open, most people first believed it to be a bad idea and then perhaps suspected that something may be in […]The post Well played: Maria Sharapova launches exclusive...

Maria Sharapova Plans to Change Her Last Name to ‘Sugarpova’ During U.S. Open to Promote Her Candy Line

Maria Sharapova has plans to change her last name, and it is not because the tennis star is getting hitched. In a much less heartwarming tale, Sharapova is reportedly planning to change her last name to “Sugarpova,” the candy company that she has invested half a million dollars into. The change will not be permanent, however, as Sharapova only wants to be Ms. Sugarpova for two...

Report: Sharapova out of US Open

A person who works at the US Tennis Association says 2006 champion Maria Sharapova is withdrawing from the US Open because of a right shoulder injury. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because Sharapova's withdrawal had not yet been announced. Sharapova has played only one match on tour since her second-round loss at Wimbledon in...

Sharapova to 'Sugarpova' for 2 weeks?

Maria Sharapova seems to be into short-term commitments these days. Her partnership with former great Jimmy Connors as coach lasted about a month and only one actual match . And, now, the Russian tennis star reportedly wants to change her name -- but only for a couple of weeks. Those couple of weeks would be during the U.S. Open, which begins in New York on Aug. 26. The name change...

Maria Sharapova to change her name to Sugarpova for the U.S. Open

via According to The Times in the United Kingdom, Maria Sharapova is going to put her money where her mouth is for the upcoming U.S. Open. The 26-year old is changing her surname to Sugarpova for the two-week duration of the US Open to the line of candy she launched in 2012. Sharapova has sought the name change through the Supreme Court of Florida.  Her...

Maria Sharapova no longer plans to change name to 'Sugarpova'

Upon further review, tennis star Maria Sharapova has decided against changing her name to 'Sugarpova' for the duration of the U.S. Open, thus letting common sense prevail.It had been previously reported that Sharapova planned to change her last name in an effort to help advertise her line of premium candy, appropriately named Sugarpova. But ultimately the Russian native opted...

Until that shoulder heals, Maria Sharapova's social channel may have to suffice.

If we can't watch Maria Sharapova play tennis at the US Open (and I'm still really bummed about not seeing the night dress on her), we can at least watch her social channel. Above, Sharapova's video on overcoming the adversity of her first bum shoulder. Below, a super quick conversation between Maria and her agent Max. Sign on to to the channel see more of the lovely...


Maria Sharapova is using her flair for fashion and her savvy business sense to build upon on the success of her “Sugarpova” candy brand. The tennis star has unveiled the “Sugarpova Accessory Collection,” offered exclusively at New York-based department store, Henri Bendel.  The collection serves as an extension of the “Sugarpova” premium candy line, which first launched...

Maria Sharapova trying to change name to Sugarpova

Maria Sharapova is attempting to take marketing to a new level. The Russian tennis star has plans to temporarily change her last name to “Sugarpova” to promote her new candy line of the same name, The Sunday Times reports. Sharapova’s move would only be for the duration of the US Open, which begins next week. […]

You'll lose IQ points after reading what Maria Sharapova is going to do

Maria Sharapova is a liar. Just three years after she promised that she was 'Not the next anyone' -- she's becoming Maria Sugarpova. For reals. **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return to us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.

Maria Sharapova Launches Sugarpova Accessories Collection

(August 20, 2013) NEW YORK, NY – A year after Maria Sharapova launched her candy collection with Henri Bendel, the Russian tennis player is now launching a full accessories collection of bags, tshirts, hats, jewelry, and hair accessories – all decorated with the Sugarpova lips logo. Reporting from the event for Tennis Panorama News was […]

Welcome to Sugarpova's Thigh

We've always maintained that we'll support the Thigh Goddess, Maria Sharapova, no matter the situation, so I guess we have no choice but to support her decision to change her name to Maria Sugarpova for the two-week duration of the U.S. Open: Tennis star Maria Sharapova has reportedly set in motion a plan to change her last name to Sugarpova for the duration of the U.S...
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