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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 »

January 23rd, 2016

Muguruza Muggled; Serena, Maria Featured Sunday at Australian Open

Muguruza pitched in with 32 unforced errors to Strycova’s 16. The Czech will next face the streaking No. 14 seed Victoria Azarenka, who put down a challenge from Japan’s Naomi Osaka 6-1, 6-1.

Posted by Staff @ 8:20 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 22nd, 2016

Serena Rolling Russians, Sharapova Scare Friday at Australian Open

One match away from a blockbuster quarterfinal meeting with yet another Russian, Maria Sharapova, the No. 5-seeded Sharapova overcame a challenge from Lauren Davis, in the end crushing the American 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-0 in a first-time meeting.

Posted by Staff @ 7:52 am in Australian Open | Comments Off

January 22nd, 2016

Roger Federer Went Bananas After Watching This Point From The Sharapova-Davis Tiebreaker [Video]

Watch this reaction to a missed volley from Lauren Davis.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:17 am in Australian Open, Videos | 9 Comments »

January 21st, 2016

Azarenka Putting Players on Notice, But Tricky Opponent Next at Australian Open

“Just heard she has some big — a big serve and big shots, yeah,” said Azarenka, who admitted she knew little about her opponent.

Posted by Staff @ 7:07 am in Australian Open, Tennis | Comments Off