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MARIA SHARAPOVA RUMORS

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
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Win Sets Up Australian Open Final Against Maria Sharapova

View image | gettyimages.com (January 29, 2015) For the first time since 2004, the Australian Open women’s final will feature No. 1 versus No. 2. Top seed and five-time Australian Open winner Serena Williams will take on 2008 champion Maria Sharapova for the title on Saturday. Both women won straight set matches on Thursday to advance. Williams won a slugfest of big serves...
Via Tennis Panorama
16 hours ago  |  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
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova reaches Australian Open final for 4th time

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova to Face Eugenie Bouchard in Australian Open Quarterfinals

  View image | gettyimages.com (January 25, 2015) Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard will face off for a place in the Australian Open semifinals after reaching the quarterfinals in Melbourne on Sunday. No. 2 seed Sharapova won the last 8 games of the match in her 6-3, 6-0 dismissal of No. 21 seed Peng Shuai in the fourth round. Seventh seed Bouchard won nine of the first...
Via Tennis Panorama
4 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova Survives Two Match Points to Advance at Australian Open

Maria #Sharapova post-match interview. Huge match, huge #ausopen scare for Maria – http://t.co/0KaOmrUD5O — Australian Open (@AustralianOpen) January 21, 2015 View image | gettyimages.com (January 21, 2015) Maria Sharapova escaped two match points in a win over against No. 150 qualifier Alexandra Panova in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, The world...
Via Tennis Panorama
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova and Bouchard Move into Australian Open Second Round

View image | gettyimages.com (January 19, 2015) Second seed Maria Sharapova followed up her recent title in Brisbane with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Petra Martic in the last match of the night session in Rod Laver Arena. “I had a great start in Brisbane winning the title for the first time in my career – that was great to have those matches coming into such a big match in Melbourne...
Via Tennis Panorama
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova stumps for hometown Sochi

Before moving to the United States to pursue her burgeoning tennis career at the age of seven, Maria Sharapova spent her early years in what was back then the Soviet Union. After being born in Nyagard, Sharapova’s family moved to Sochi when she was two. With the whiz-bang job Sochi has done preparing horribly for […]The post Native daughter Maria Sharapova does her best to portray...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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