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  • sharapova insists best is yet to come

    Sharapova Insists Best Is Yet To Come

    Tennis | January 29, 2012 17:53 IST

    Melbourne, Jan 29: Russia's Maria Sharapova insisted the best was still ahead of her despite a devastating Australian Open loss to exciting young Belarusian Victoria Azarenka on Saturday. The three-time Grand Slam winner went into

  • azarenka upstages sharapova to win australian open

    Azarenka Upstages Sharapova To Win Australian Open

    Tennis | January 29, 2012 11:56 IST

    Melbourne, Australia , Jan 29 : Maria Sharapova was once the young upstart, fearlessly upstaging Serena Williams in her first Grand Slam final.On Saturday at the Australian Open, she ran into the new noise in

  • sharapova into australian open final

    Sharapova Into Australian Open Final

    Tennis | January 26, 2012 13:57 IST

    Melbourne, Jan 26: Maria Sharapova has avenged her Wimbledon loss to Petra Kvitova and returned to the Australian Open final for the first time since winning the last of her three major titles here in

  • sharapova kvitova set up aussie open semifinal

    Sharapova, Kvitova Set Up Aussie Open Semifinal

    Tennis | January 25, 2012 13:30 IST

    Melbourne, Australia, Jan 25: Former and reigning Wimbledon winners Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova will meet in the Australian Open semifinals after both won in straight sets on Wednesday.After Kvitova beat unseeded Italian Sara Errani

  • sharapova advances to australian open quarterfinal

    Sharapova Advances To Australian Open Quarterfinal

    Tennis | January 23, 2012 18:23 IST

    Melbourne, Australia, Jan 23: Maria Sharapova is back into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the first time since she won the title at Melbourne Park in 2008.The No. 4-ranked Sharapova had a 3-6,

  • sharapova through to 4th round at australian open

    Sharapova Through To 4th Round At Australian Open

    Tennis | January 21, 2012 9:22 IST

    Melbourne, Australia, Jan 21: Maria Sharapova beat Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-2 in the third round of the Australian Open on Saturday, showing no signs of rustiness despite a limited preparation for the season's first major.The

  • sharapova makes short work of 2nd round match

    Sharapova Makes Short Work Of 2nd-Round Match

    Tennis | January 19, 2012 13:56 IST

    Melbourne, Australia , Jan 19 : Wearing a dress being marketed as Statement Slam, Maria Sharapova delivered a message of intent.The 24-year-old Russian beat American qualifier Jamie Hampton 6-0, 6-1 on Thursday to reach the

  • sharapova out of brisbane event with ankle injury

    Sharapova Out Of Brisbane Event With Ankle Injury

    Tennis | December 24, 2011 13:42 IST

    Brisbane, Dec 24 : Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Brisbane International because of her continuing recovery from a left ankle injury first suffered at the Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo in September. Sharapova told

  • wozniacki sharapova headline wta championships

    Wozniacki, Sharapova Headline WTA Championships

    Tennis | October 24, 2011 12:59 IST

    Istanbul, Oct 24: Top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki and three-time major winner Maria Sharapova head two round-robin groups at the WTA Championships this week as Turkey's biggest city hosts the event for the first time.Wozniacki is joined

  • 2nd seeded sharapova forced to retire in tokyo

    2nd-Seeded Sharapova Forced To Retire In Tokyo

    Tennis | September 29, 2011 15:44 IST

    Tokyo, Sept 29: Second-seeded Maria Sharapova was eliminated from the Pan Pacific Open on Thursday when she was forced to retire in the first set of her quarterfinal match against Petra Kvitova.With her Czech opponent

  • federer roddick exhibition at msg on march 5

    Federer-Roddick Exhibition At MSG On March 5

    Tennis | September 09, 2011 10:13 IST

    New York, Sept 7: Roger Federer and Andy Roddick have met 22 times overall and in four Grand Slam finals, including a 16-14 fifth set at Wimbledon in 2009. Now they're taking their rivalry to

  • sharapova knocked out of us open by pennetta

    Sharapova Knocked Out of US Open By Pennetta

    Tennis | September 03, 2011 7:21 IST

    New York, Sept 3:  Maria Sharapova was knocked out of the US Open on Friday after suffering a shock third round loss to Italy's Flavia Pennetta. The former champion and third seed was beaten 6-3,

  • sharapova cruises to second round us open win

    Sharapova Cruises To Second-Round US Open Win

    Tennis | September 01, 2011 10:23 IST

    New York : Maria Sharapova moved easily into the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-1, 6-1 victory Wednesday over Anastasia Yakimova. This was the second meeting between the Russians and third-seeded Sharapova has

  • federer unhappy despite us open win

    Federer Unhappy Despite US Open Win

    Tennis | August 30, 2011 14:43 IST

    New York, Aug 30: Roger Federer took aim at U.S. Open organizers after an easy win, Maria Sharapova overcame a fright and Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was a shock elimination at the U.S. Open on

  • sharapova wins kvitova loses on day 1 at us open

    Sharapova Wins, Kvitova Loses On Day 1 At US Open

    Tennis | August 31, 2011 12:28 IST

    New York, Aug 30: Maria Sharapova came back from a set and a break down against 19-year-old Heather Watson of Britain to win 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of the U.S. Open on

  • maria sharapova wins cincinnati wta title

    Maria Sharapova Wins Cincinnati WTA Title

    Tennis | August 22, 2011 14:24 IST

    Cincinnati, August 22: Fourth-seeded Russian Maria Sharapova survived an erratic performance to win the Cincinnati WTA title, prevailing 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 over Serbia's Jelena Jankovic. Sharapova, 24, earned her second title of the season

  • sharapova loses in third round at rogers cup

    Sharapova Loses In Third Round At Rogers Cup

    Tennis | August 12, 2011 11:14 IST

    Toronto, Aug 12 : Maria Sharapova had an upset loss to 135th-ranked Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan at the Rogers Cup on Thursday, becoming the latest casualty of a draw which has lost 11 of the

  • sharapova still no. 1 in earnings

    Sharapova Still No. 1 In Earnings

    Tennis | August 03, 2011 17:38 IST

    New York, August 3: Maria Sharapova may not have won a grand slam title since 2008, but the Russian tennis player remains unchallenged as the world's highest paid woman in professional sports. For the seventh straight

  • kvitova s journey from an unknown to wimbledon champ

    Kvitova's Journey From An Unknown To Wimbledon Champ

    Tennis | July 11, 2011 0:37 IST

    Wimbledon, Jul 3 : Unknown no more, Petra Kvitova is a Wimbledon champion.The 21-year-old Czech, who has worked her way up the rankings from 34th at the end of last season to No. 7 on

  • maria sharapova enters wimbledon final to meet kvitova

    Maria Sharapova Enters Wimbledon Final, To Meet Kvitova

    Tennis | June 30, 2011 23:38 IST

    Wimbledon, Jun 30: Maria Sharapova recovered from a dreadful start  on Thursday to beat Sabine Lisicki and reach her first Wimbledon final since she won the title in 2004.The fifth-seeded Russian will play Petra Kvitova