Found January 15, 2014 on
Maria Sharapova survived the searing heat and intense challenge from Karin Knapp to advance to the third round of the Australian Open with a grueling 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 win in 3 hours, 28 minutes on Thursday.

Sharapova advances to 4th round at Aussie Open as heat subsides

Maria Sharapova recovered from the longest, hottest match of her career to beat No. 25 Alize Cornet 6-1, 7-6 (6) Saturday and reach the fourth round of the Australian Open. The match was played in high humidity but in temperatures of about 22 Celsius (72 Fahrenheit), considerably cooler than the scorching 42 C (108 F) conditions she endured for 3 hours, 28 minutes in her second...

Australian Open Day 4 Roundup

Maria Sharapova loves the heat?  Maria Sharapova fans were tense last night as she was almost upset in 2nd round of the Australian Open.   She was throwing (and screaming) everything she could at her opponent Karin Knapp while playing in the "extreme heat,"  but couldn't seem to close out the match.  However, after 3 hours and 28 minutes of play, the longest WTA...

Extreme Heat has Players Talking at Australian Open

Maria Sharapova   By Alana Mitchelson (January 16, 2014) MELBOURNE – With players being treated for the heat throughout the morning and early afternoon at the Australian Open, the Extreme Heat Policy came into effect at about 2.50pm on Thursday. According to official statements, the conditions were not considered dangerous until this stage, but Maria Sharapova thinks the threshold...

Maria Sharapova headlines NBC Winter Olympics talking heads roster

Maria Sharapova learned to play tennis in her hometown of Sochi. And now she’s making a homecoming in a big, big way. Tennis champion Maria Sharapova, winner of four Grand Slam singles crowns and a silver medal for Russia in women’s singles at the 2012 London Olympics, will join NBC Olympics for its Winter Games coverage in Sochi, Russia, it was announced today. NBC announced...

Players reaction to heat wave at Australian Open

Here's how players at the Australian Open described playing tennis on a sizzling hot day when temperatures topped 43C (109F). By mid-afternoon, organizers decided the searing heat was extreme enough to suspend matches, sparking discussion about whether it was dangerous to have allowed matches since Tuesday when the heat wave started. --- Maria Sharapova survived a grueling...
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