Showing posts with label Maria Sharapova. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Maria Sharapova. Show all posts

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sharapova withdraws from Miami Open with forearm injury

Sharapova withdraws from Miami Open with forearm injury
Sharapova withdraws from Miami Open with forearm injury

Maria Sharapova's troubled start to the season has continued with the Russian having to withdraw from the Miami Open due to a left forearm injury, tournament organizers said on Friday.

The five-time grand slam winner and former world number one has failed to rediscover her best form after returning from a doping ban last year and split with coach Sven Groeneveld following a first-round exit at the BNP Paribas Open last week.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Video: Naomi Osaka Shot of the Day at Indian Wells

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Video: Naomi Osaka Shot of the Day at Indian Wells

Naomi Osaka fired off this impressive forehand en route to a straight sets win over two-time champion Maria Sharapova.

Sharapova upset by Osaka in 1st round at Indian Wells

Sharapova upset by Osaka in 1st round at Indian Wells
Sharapova upset by Osaka in 1st round at Indian Wells

Maria Sharapova's return to Indian wells for the first time in three years ended in a 6-4, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka.

Sharapova's ranking of No. 41 in the world forced her to play a first-round match in the tournament she has won twice. A failed doping test led to a 15-month ban for the five-time major winner.

She trailed 4-1 in the first set before holding serve at 4-all. But Osaka held to go up 5-4 and broke Sharapova on a double fault to close out the set.

Ranked 44th in the world, Osaka took a 4-2 lead in the second set. Sharapova broke to tie it 4-all before Osaka won the final two games to end the 1 1/2-hour match.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Video: Sharapova vs. Osaka | Indian Wells preview

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Video: Sharapova vs. Osaka | Indian Wells preview

Tournament director Tommy Haas is previewing one match each day at the 2018 BNP Paribas Open. For Day 1: Maria Sharapova vs. Naomi Osaka.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Video: Maria Sharapova press conference (2R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Maria Sharapova press conference (2R) | Australian Open 2018

Maria Sharapova's press conference following her second round straight set victory over Anastasija Sevastova at the Australian Open 2018.

Video: Sharapova v Sevastova match highlights (2R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Maria Sharapova v Anastasija Sevastova match highlights (2R) | Australian Open 2018

Match highlights from Maria Sharapova's 2R win over 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova.

Video: Maria Sharapova on court interview (2R) | Austrailan Open 2018

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Video: Maria Sharapova on court interview (2R) | Austrailan Open 2018

Maria Sharapova's on court interview following her second round victory in two sets over Anastasija Sevastova.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Video: The return of Sharapova | Australian Open 2018

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Video: The return of Sharapova | Australian Open 2018

Maria Sharapova is back in action at Melbourne park after two years and ready to take on the 2018 Australian Open.

Sharapova takes wildcard in Dubai

Sharapova takes wildcard in Dubai

Maria Sharapova has accepted a wildcard to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to join Angelique Kerber, Karolina Pliskova, Garbiñe Muguruza, Elina Svitolina, Madison Keys and Ashleigh Barty.

"Maria Sharapova has enjoyed much success and won many titles, but she will face very strong opponents here who are equally keen to claim the title," said Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free. "It will be interesting to see if she can fight off her eager challengers who will be determined to make headlines by beating one of the legends of the game."

“Maria Sharapova is one of the most famous athletes in the world, and in 2014 she became the first tennis player, male or female, to pass 15 million fans on Facebook" said Tournament Director Salah Tahlak. “It is a pleasure to welcome such a popular player back to Dubai and we look forward to seeing how she fares against so many other contenders for the title."

Video: Maria Sharapova press conference (1R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Maria Sharapova press conference (1R) | Australian Open 2018

Sharapova talks about her victory and her upcoming game for round two of the 2018 Australian Open.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Video: Maria v Sharapova match highlights (1R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Tatjana Maria v Maria Sharapova match highlights (1R) | Australian Open 2018

Maria Sharapova returns to form with victory in the first round of the 2018 Australian Open.


Video: Maria Sharapova on court interview (1R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Maria Sharapova on court interview (1R) | Australian Open 2018

Sharapova's on court interview after winning her first round match at the 2018 Australian Open.

Video: Sharapova's return | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Sharapova's return | Australian Open 2018

Maria Sharapova makes her highly anticipated return to the Australian Open in 2018.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Video: Maria Sharapova returns to Australian Open 2018

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Video: Maria Sharapova returns to Australian Open 2018

Watch Maria Sharapova practicing for the 2018 Australian Open.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Sharapova, Halep advance to semifinals at Shenzhen Open

Sharapova, Halep advance to semifinals at Shenzhen Open
Sharapova, Halep advance to semifinals at Shenzhen Open

Maria Sharapova continued her preparations for an Australian Open return by beating Zarina Diyas 6-3, 6-3 Thursday to advance to the Shenzhen Open semifinals along with top-seeded Simona Halep.

The five-time major winner dictated play against Diyas, hitting 24 winners and five aces to clinch victory in just under 90 minutes on Thursday.

"I didn't play my best tennis, and there's certainly a lot of things to improve on," Sharapova said. "The great thing is that I'm through and have another chance to play tomorrow."

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Video: Sharapova and Wang Xinyu shape up for Shenzhen

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Sharapova forced to dig deep by Riske in Shenzhen Open

Maria Sharapova was made to work hard for a victory at the Shenzhen Open, coming from behind to beat unseeded American Alison Riske 4-6 6-3 6-2 in the second round on Tuesday.  The five-times grand slam champion fired 34 winners and saved seven out of 10 break points to get past her spirited opponent and set up a quarter-final clash with Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas who beat local hope Zhang Shuai 6-3 6-7(5) 6-4.  Twice a finalist at Shenzhen, Riske used power and precision to breeze through the first set and went up 2-1 in the second to leave Sharapova in trouble. The Russian then reeled off five of the next six games to level the contest at one set apiece.  Sharapova did not let the momentum slip in the deciding set, winning the final four games of the match to prevail in two hours and 22 minutes.  "I'm glad I got this kind of match," Sharapova said. "These are the kind of matches you need, especially with such a short preparation going into the Australian Open in terms of match play."
Sharapova forced to dig deep by Riske in Shenzhen Open

Maria Sharapova was made to work hard for a victory at the Shenzhen Open, coming from behind to beat unseeded lison Riske 4-6 6-3 6-2 in the second round on Tuesday.

Masha fired 34 winners and saved seven out of 10 break points to get past her spirited opponent and set up a quarter-final clash with Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas who beat local hope Zhang Shuai 6-3 6-7(5) 6-4.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Indian police probe Maria Sharapova housing fraud case

Indian police probe Maria Sharapova housing fraud case

Maria Sharapova is being investigated by police in India in a cheating and criminal conspiracy case involving a real estate company who used the tennis star to endorse a luxury housing project that never took off.

Real estate firm Homestead Infrastructure is accused of taking tens of millions of rupees (millions of dollars) from home buyers for a project named "Ballet by Maria Sharapova," a luxury apartment complex with its own helipad, tennis academy and other amenities. The five-time Grand Slam champion travelled to India in 2013 to launch the project at a glitzy ceremony. Police began the investigation on Nov. 16.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sharapova out, Gavrilova through to second round of Kremlin Cup

Sharapova out, Gavrilova through to second round of Kremlin Cup

Maria Sharapova was swept away in the first round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Tuesday by Magdalena Rybarikova, while sixth-seeded Daria Gavrilova beat Kristyna Pliskova to make it to the round of 16.

Slovakian Rybarikova spoiled Sharapova's first appearance at the Kremlin Cup in a decade, winning 7-6(3) 6-4 in just under two hours to set up a second-round meeting with France's Alize Cornet.

Sharapova wins Tianjin Open title

Sharapova wins Tianjin Open title

Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title since returning from a doping ban after defeating Aryna Sabalenka to win the Tianjin Open on Sunday.

The Russian, a tournament wild card, overcame Belarusian teenager Sabalenka 7-5, 7-6 (8) despite trailing heavily in both sets.