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March 10th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Says Maria Sharapova Should Pay For Her Failed Drug Test, Says He’s “Completely Clean” [Video]

Rafael Nadal denies doping rumors.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:47 am in Drug Testing, Indian Wells, Videos | 122 Comments »

March 10th, 2016

Head Rackets Will Stand By Maria Sharapova Saying She Has Earned “Benefit Of The Doubt”

Head rackets will stand by Maria Sharapova.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:30 am in Drug Testing | 17 Comments »

March 10th, 2016

Maria Sharapova Pens Letter To Fans – This Time She Opened Her Emails!

Maria Sharapova has a message for fans.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:10 am in Drug Testing | 12 Comments »

March 8th, 2016

Maria Sharapova Takes The Blame For Failed Drug Test, Will She Also Take The Fall?

Could Maria Sharapova sink the women’s sport?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:11 pm in Drug Testing | 82 Comments »

March 8th, 2016

Players React On Social Media To Maria Sharapova’s Drug Admission

A mixed reaction from past and present players on twitter to Maria Sharapova’s doping announcement.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:04 am in Social Media | 17 Comments »

March 8th, 2016

Maria Sharapova’s Sponsorship Woes: Nike, Porsche Suspend Relationship, Tag Heuer Won’t Renew

Maria Sharapova’s already getting hit in the back account after her stunning doping announcement.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:52 am in Drug Testing | Comments Off

March 7th, 2016

Jennifer Capriati Rips Into Maria Sharapova Over Drug Violation

Jennifer Capriati lashed out on twitter over Maria Sharapova’s drug violation annoucement.

Posted by Staff @ 7:15 pm in Drug Testing | 28 Comments »

March 7th, 2016

Maria Sharapova Announces She Failed A Drug Test At The Australian Open [Video]

Maria Sharapova failed a drug test after losing to Serena Williams at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 3:37 pm in Drug Testing | 142 Comments »

March 6th, 2016

Maria Sharapova To Hold Press Conference Monday To Announce… Retirement?

What will Maria Sharapova reveal in tomorrow’s press conference?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:33 pm in 2016 Season | 64 Comments »

March 3rd, 2016

Maria Sharapova Withdraws From Indian Wells With Left Forearm Injury

Maria Sharapova won’t be in Indian Wells due to continued issues with her left forearm.

Posted by Staff @ 2:10 pm in Indian Wells | 8 Comments »

February 4th, 2016

11 Things I Think I Thought About The Australian Open, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams And Roger Federer’s Knee

Sean Randall recaps the Australian Open and some additional news of the week.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:28 pm in Australian Open | 71 Comments »

January 26th, 2016

Super-Intense Serena Sends Sharapova South; Aggie Awaits at Aussie Open

Williams called a doctor onto the court after the first set, attributing it to food poisoning she suffered a few days prior, but in the second set almost baked the Russian a going-away bagel in the rising Melbourne temperatures.

Posted by Staff @ 9:14 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 35 Comments »

January 25th, 2016

Keys Crashes Out in Tears; Serena v Maria Tuesday at Australian Open

“It’s so tough to play against someone injury because, yeah, when I’m saw her like feel more pain,” said the qualifier, who added she almost quit the game in frustration to open a coffee bar.

Posted by Staff @ 9:17 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 10 Comments »

January 24th, 2016

Serena v Maria Comes to Pass with Wins Sunday at Australian Open

Sharapova said her boatload of unforced errors, 46, was just part of the plan of being aggressive against Bencic.

Posted by Staff @ 8:56 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 23rd, 2016

Super Sunday! Federer, Djokovic, Serena And Sharapova Headline Start Of Australian Open 4th Round

What a Sunday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:37 am in Australian Open | 2 Comments »