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March 8th, 2018

Osaka Ousts Sharapova At Indian Wells; Moms Serena, Azarenka Return Today

Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka make their returns tonight in Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 9:45 am in Indian Wells | 37 Comments »

February 12th, 2018

Sharapova Sliced Up by Niculescu 1st Rd. at WTA Doha — What of Maria?

Niculescu hit 12 winners to 17 unforced errors, converting six of seven break point opportunities, while a frustrated Sharapova sprayed 52 unforced errors to 31 winners.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:19 pm in Tennis | 19 Comments »

February 11th, 2018

Wozniacki v Sharapova Early at WTA Qatar Total Open; Preview

Wozniacki looking at Sharapova in her second match…

Posted by Staff @ 3:04 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

January 20th, 2018

Kerber Shatters Sharapova Comeback Dream at Aussie Open; Saturday Results

“I’m just so happy it’s 2018 and not 2017 anymore,” said Kerber, seeded No. 21 after a disastrous 2017 campaign. “I learnt a lot from the last 24 months. Everybody who knows me knows I never give up, I always come back.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:02 am in Australian Open, Tennis | Comments Off

January 19th, 2018

Sharapova v Kerber, Federer v Gasquet Saturday At Australian Open

It’s a blockbuster Saturday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 4:41 pm in Australian Open | 26 Comments »

January 18th, 2018

Muguruza, Konta Stunned; Sharapova Lines Up Kerber on Australian Open Day 4

Players turning in upsets in the heat were Taipei’s Su-Wei Hsieh stunning No. 3 Garbine Muguruza 7-6(1), 6-4, unheralded American Bernarda Pera defeating No. 9 Johanna Konta 6-4, 7-5, Sharapova ousting No. 14 Anastasija Sevastova 6-1, 7-6(4), Japan’s Naomi Osaka beating No. 16 Elena Vesnina 7-6(4), 6-2, and Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich topping No. 28 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3, 6-1.

Posted by Staff @ 7:43 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 16th, 2018

Halep Wins but Tweaks Ankle; Kvitova Out; Day 2 Aussie Open Wrap

“I felt a pain on the court, but I didn’t have time to check it,” said Halep after tweaking her ankle during the match. “I feel that nothing is broken, but the pain is big. I have to see the doctors…My ankles are not good. That’s why I tape all the time.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 15th, 2018

Former Champions Djokovic, Sharapova, Kerber, Federer, Wawrinka On Court Tuesday At Australian Open

Novak Djokovic makes his long-awaited return to tennis today.

Posted by Staff @ 4:00 pm in Australian Open | 91 Comments »

January 12th, 2018

Preview: Serena Out; Women’s Australian Open Likely to See a 1st-Time Winner

(5) Venus vs. Bencic the must-watch 1st rd. match in Melbourne…Other tough starts for (31) Makarova vs. Begu, and the injury-hampered (13) Stephens vs. Zhang, who she has previously lost to…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:08 pm in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 5th, 2018

Siniakova Surprises Sharapova, To Face Halep In Shenzhen F; Svitolina Gains Revenge On Pliskova In Brisbane

Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina bid for the first WTA titles of the season on Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 6:44 pm in Auckland, Brisbane | Comments Off

October 30th, 2017

Wozniacki Beats Venus in WTA Finals, Capping Wacky WTA Season

In the end it was a year best summarized by Serena Williams getting pregnant and Maria Williams getting busted for doping.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:34 am in WTA Championships | 4 Comments »

October 15th, 2017

Sharapova Beats Shaky Competition in China for 1st WTA Title in More than Two Years

“I am really looking forward to playing in my home country as the last event of the year,” said Sharapova. “Obviously coming there with the title already means a lot, but I do really want to finish strong, even though it is a very fast turnaround, and I don’t remember the last time that I played three events in a row. But I will give it everything I have got and I know I have so many amazing fans there.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:54 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

October 4th, 2017

Halep Finally Beats Sharapova To Reach Beijing QFs; Wozniacki-Kvitova Thurs.

After seven straight failed bids, Simona Halep finally got her first career win over Maria Sharapova and she did it in fine style with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over the Russian. “It was a great match, I think I played my best tennis against her,” Halep said after the 72-minute win. “I served pretty well, [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:05 pm in beijing | Comments Off

October 3rd, 2017

Sharapova To Face Halep Wednesday In Beijing

The rematch is on, but Simona Halep is 0-7 lifetime against Maria Sharapova.

Posted by Staff @ 10:34 pm in beijing | 6 Comments »

September 2nd, 2017

The Ice Queen Is Back! Maria Sharapova Zings Caroline Wozniacki At US Open

Maria Sharapova fires back at Caroline Wozniacki.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:29 am in US Open | 8 Comments »