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June 10th, 2017

Maria Sharapova Withdraws From Grass Season, Wimbledon

Maria Sharapova won’t play the grass season.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:03 pm in Wimbledon | 4 Comments »

May 17th, 2017

Maria Sharapova To The French Open: No Actions Will Get In The Way Of My Dreams

Maria Sharapova and WTA CEO Steve Simon respond the French Open’s ruling.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:00 pm in French Open | 5 Comments »

May 16th, 2017

Sharapova Bumped from Italian Open, French Open Same Day

“I apologize for having to withdraw from my match today with a left thigh injury,” Sharapova said in a statement.

Posted by Staff @ 4:32 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 16th, 2017

Maria Sharapova Shut Down! French Open Denies Former Champ Entry Into Event

The French Open makes a stand.

Posted by Staff @ 3:50 pm in French Open | 35 Comments »

May 15th, 2017

Venus Williams Wins Rome Opener, Sharapova-Lucic Rematch Tuesday

Two former No. 1s Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova were both winners Monday in Rome.

Posted by Staff @ 11:45 pm in Rome | 2 Comments »

May 10th, 2017

Bouchard Train and WTA Smack Talk Keeps Coming with Upset of World No. 2 Kerber at Madrid

Bouchard in advancing to a career-first Madrid quarterfinal round will next face No. 8 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova, who defeated China’s Wang Qiang 6-4, 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 4:13 pm in Tennis | 29 Comments »

May 8th, 2017

Bouchard Battles Past Sharapova In Madrid Showdown, Kerber Escapes

Eugenie Bouchard picked up her first career win over Maria Sharapova. Oh so sweet!

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 pm in Madrid | 4 Comments »

May 8th, 2017

Muguruza Out, Sharapova v Bouchard And Many Frenchmen Monday At Madrid Masters

Maria Sharapova continues her comeback Monday in Madrid.

Posted by Staff @ 1:00 am in Madrid | 25 Comments »

May 6th, 2017

Sharapova, Konta Face Tough Starts at WTA Madrid; Preview

“It’s a very difficult [opening] match,” Konta said of Siegemund. “I’m playing someone, Laura, who’s coming off a great result in Stuttgart. She beat a lot of great players so I know she’s playing well on this surface. I’m looking forward to the challenge, to play someone who’s playing well on this surface and improve my game as well.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:13 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 2nd, 2017

Maria Sharapova Rises From No Ranking To 262

Maria Sharapova is already back in the Top 300.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:52 am in Clay Season | 1 Comment »

May 1st, 2017

Siegemund’s Star Rising After WTA Stuttgart Title

Last year Siegemund needed to qualify to the main draw, and this year needed a wildcard before defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova, Karolina Pliskova, and Simona Halep to reach the final.

Posted by Staff @ 12:53 am in Tennis | No Comments »

April 30th, 2017

WTF is the WTA Doing? Website, Handling Maria, On-Court Coaching Mess

On-court coaching, where a (always) male coach runs on the court between changeover to save the (seemingly) helpless female player with some strategy in still in effect. It’s a total embarrassment to women’s sport.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:41 pm in Tennis | 25 Comments »

April 29th, 2017

Sharapova Stumbles In Comeback, Falls To Mladenovic In Stuttgart SFs; Halep Upset

The upsets continued Saturday at the Stuttgart WTA event.

Posted by Staff @ 11:54 pm in Stuttgart | No Comments »

April 28th, 2017

Sharapova, Halep Breeze Into Stuttgart SFs, Pliskova Out

Maria Sharapova is already looking like the best player on the WTA!

Posted by Staff @ 7:25 pm in Stuttgart | 3 Comments »

April 27th, 2017

Kerber Out Of Stuttgart In First Match, Sharapova Marches On

Maria Sharapova already looks better than Angelique Kerber!

Posted by Staff @ 6:26 pm in Stuttgart | No Comments »