NEW YORK - Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova is, not surprisingly, getting primetime billing at the US Open.The two tennis stars' 22nd career meeting - and first at Flushing Meadows - will be the opening act in Arthur Ashe Stadium for the night ...
Aug 24, 2019
NEW YORK - Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will finally meet in the U.S. Open, and they'll do it in their very first match.A long-awaited Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal showdown could come only in the final.Williams and ...
Aug 23, 2019
TWO-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova pulled out of the year's second Grand Slam tournament on Tuesday because of her surgically repaired right shoulder.Sharapova announced her withdrawal on Instagram."Sometimes the right decisions aren't always the ...
May 16, 2019
ROME - Three-time champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the upcoming Italian Open as she continues to recover from a right shoulder injury.Rome organizers announced on Wednesday that Sharapova's spot in the draw for the May 13 to 19 ...
May 2, 2019
MIAMI - Maria Sharapova says she has undergone a "small procedure" on her right shoulder that will need a few weeks to heal, requiring her to pull out of next month's Miami Open.Sharapova said she's struggled since last ...
Feb 28, 2019
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Maria Sharapova earned her first WTA win in her native Russia for 13 years after beating Daria Gavrilova, 6-0, 6-4, in the first round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).In a ...
Jan 29, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - It was like a party at Rod Laver Arena. A partisan crowd backed Ash Barty, booed Maria Sharapova and celebrated wildly when the first Australian woman in a decade reached the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park.Rod Laver was there watching, ...
Jan 20, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - Maria Sharapova smacked a forehand winner - the sort she's hit so many times, at so many key moments, over the years - to take control against defending champion Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open. Sharapova balled up her fists, ...
Jan 18, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - Caroline Wozniacki will have her most daunting challenge in defense of her Australian Open women's singles title when she takes on five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova in the third round at Melbourne Park on Friday.The ...
Jan 18, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal has missed a lot of tennis since last September. He hasn't missed a beat.The No. 2-seeded Nadal had a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 win over Australian wild-card entry James Duckworth on ...
Jan 14, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - Maria Sharapova got out of the Melbourne heat as quickly as she could, needing just 63 minutes to beat British qualifier Harriet Dart, 6-0, 6-0, in the first match on Rod Laver Arena at this year's ...
Jan 14, 2019
PARIS - Serena Williams tried to play through the pain of an injured chest muscle. Eventually, barely able to serve, she knew she had to call off her Grand Slam comeback.Williams pulled out of the French Open less than an hour before ...
Jun 5, 2018
PARIS - If the upcoming French Open showdown between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova provides any of the sort of animus and back-and-forth they manage to stir up away from the court, look out.During a news conference after both won ...
Jun 3, 2018
PARIS - The topic was the location of Maria Sharapova's upcoming third-round match at the French Open, and a reporter noted it likely will be at one of the tournament's main arenas, given that it involves 2016 U. ...
Jun 1, 2018
PARIS - Serena Williams' return to Grand Slam tennis from maternity leave just got even tougher.French Open organizers announced on Monday they will not give Williams a seeding."This year again, tournament officials will establish the list and ranking of the ...
May 22, 2018
SAN JOSE, California - Maria Sharapova has committed to play in the Bay Area this summer as the former Stanford WTA stop moves to San Jose State University.The five-time Grand Slam champion will play in the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic from ...
Apr 17, 2018
MELBOURNE, Australia - Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza struggled with the heat in an upset second-round loss that left just three major winners in the Australian Open women's draw on Day 4.Two of them will meet in the third round. ...
Jan 18, 2018
MELBOURNE, Australia - Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza struggled with the heat and Hsieh Su-wei's game before losing 7-6 (1), 6-4 on Day 4 as the upsets intensified at the Australian Open.No. 3-ranked Muguruza follows Venus Williams ...
Jan 18, 2018
MELBOURNE, Australia - Maria Sharapova barely missed a beat in her first match back at the Australian Open since a failed doping test in 2016 resulted in a 15-month ban from tennis.One of just two former champions in the women' ...
Jan 16, 2018
MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer found himself in a slightly awkward position before the Australian Open draw.Just being there.A few minutes later when the formalities were completed, Federer found out how difficult defending his title could be after landing in the ...
Jan 12, 2018
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