Top world tennis players Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams are set to face off in the semifinals of the Sony Open on Thursday, their 18th in total career meeting. The high-profile match has got more competitive over the last two years, with Williams winning 14 straight matches since 2004. Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova still looks well determined to grab the first prize on Thursday.
After needing nine match points to beat tough Czech Lucie Safarova at the Miami Open on Sunday, Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova hailed the match as crucial to her recovery from a shoulder injury. World No. 7 Sharapova’s 6-4, 6-7(7), 6-2 win over Safarova, a player ranked 20 places below her, sets up a fourth-round meeting with Belgian Kirsten Flipkens, who progressed by walkover when her German opponent Sabine Lisicki withdrew with flu.
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova called her Olympic torch bearing in an opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games in the southern Russian city of Sochi as the best run in her life, the tennis player wrote down on her Twitter official page on Saturday.
Top seed Maria Sharapova made short work of world No. 31 Daniela Hantuchova in the second round of the WTA tournament in Paris on Wednesday.
Russian third seed Maria Sharapova powered into the Australian Open fourth round on Saturday with a hard-fought, straight-sets win over France's Alize Cornet.
Russian star Maria Sharapova overcame sweltering conditions and a stubborn Karin Knapp of Italy to reach the Australian Open third round on Thursday with a 6-3 4-6 10-8 victory. Sidelined from the latter part of last season with an injury to her right shoulder, the third seeded Sharapova had trouble with her serve and made 12 double faults as Knapp broke six times in temperatures in excess of 41 Celsius (106 Fahrenheit).
Russian athlete Maria Sharapova, 26, ended up on top of Forbes magazine’s list of business-savvy sports figures released Monday. Forbes pointed out to tennis star’s status as the biggest-earning female athlete in the world with $29 million of income from mid-2012 to mid-2013.
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova made it through to the semi-finals of the Brisbane International semi-finals on Thursday with a hard-fought comeback win over Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi.
Maria Sharapova will be relying on support from new coach Sven Groeneveld and boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov as she makes a return from a shoulder injury, playing as third seed at the ATP-WTA Brisbane Open that began on Sunday.
Russia’s well-known player Maria Sharapova has dropped to 4th place in the WTA rankings passing her highly-ranked third position to the 2011 French Open winner Li Na of China.
World No. 3 tennis player Maria Sharapova withdrew Monday from the season-ending WTA Championships in Istanbul as she continues to recover from injury.
Russia’s tennis supremo Maria Sharapva will not take part in the US Open due to a shoulder injury, the competition’s director David Browers said in a statement Wednesday.
Russia’s number one star Maria Sharapova has decided not to change her name for the upcoming US Open. Earlier it was reported that the 4time Grand Slam holder Sharapova would perform under the surname of Sugarpova to promote her sweets brand.
The 4time major title holder Maria Sharapova who is also considered the world’s richest sportswoman is going to change her name to Sugarpova for the duration of the US Open in order to promote her sweets brand.
Russian tennis star Mari a Sharapova has landed atop the Forbes list of world's highest-paid female athletes, having pocketed a total of $29 million between June 2012 and June 2013. As much as $23 million were paid to her as endorsement commitments, while the rest $6 million came as prize money.
Russia’s Maria Sharapova has dropped to the third place in newly released WTA rankings passing the second-placed position to the two time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka.
Russia’s prominent tennis player Maria Sharapova who sprawled on the slippery Wimbledon court during her second rounder against Michelle Larcher de Brito of Portugal has not yet recovered from a hip injury and will not take part in Rogers Cup in Toronto.
Russia's four-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova withdrew from next week's Stanford WTA event becuase of a hip injury that she has suffered from since her last Wimbledon event.
Maria Sharapova hired former world number one and eight-time Grand Slam title winner Jimmy Connors as her new coach on Saturday, just a day after splitting with Thomas Hogstedt.
Let’s take a look at the third Grand Slam tournament of the year – the Wimbledon that is gaining momentum in England. It’s too early to speculate about the possible winners as the competition has reached only quarterfinal stage, but one thing is certain there will be a newly crowned champion in the women’s draw as last year’s title holder Serena Williams was sensationally eliminated by the 23d ranked Sabine Lisicki 6-2 1-6 6-4.