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  • Wimbledon 2018: Vitalia Diatchenko stuns Maria Sharapova in 1st round

    Wimbledon: Russia’s Maria Sharapova suffered an upset against 132nd-ranked countrywoman Vitalia Diatchenko, who prevailed 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 in the first round of Wimbledon tennis championships here on Tuesday. The 24th-seeded Sharapova, who was playing Wimbledon for the first time since returning to the WTA Tour last year after serving a 15-month doping suspension, won the first set in part due to her opponent’s six double faults, reports Efe.

  • French Open: Garbine Muguruza defeats Maria Sharapova in straight sets

    Paris: World No. 3 Garbine Muguruza of Spain outplayed Russia’s Maria Sharapova in successive sets in the women’s singles event of the French Open here on Wednesday. Sharapova was far from her best as Muguruza dominated the match right from the beginning in their quarter-final match.

  • Sharapova succumbs to Muguruza

    Spanish third seed condemns Russian star to a worst Grand Slam loss in six years and enters semis.

  • Serena Williams in fitness race for Wimbledon after French Open withdrawal

    Paris: Serena Williams admits her dream of an eighth Wimbledon title could either be saved or shattered in a Paris doctor’s office this week. The 36-year-old American stunned the French Open yesterday by withdrawing from her eagerly-anticipated last-16 grudge match with bitter rival Maria Sharapova just minutes before the two icons of the women’s game were due to clash on Court Philippe Chatrier.

  • Sharapova, Nadal on song

    Maria sets up potential Serena clash at Roland Garros

  • Nadal, Sharapova survive

    Serena Williams makes winning return; Shapovalov shines on debut at Roland Garros.

  • Stuttgart Open: Maria Sharapova stunned by Caroline Garcia in first round

    Stuttgart: Maria Sharapova crashed out in the opening round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix as French sixth seed Caroline Garcia staged a fightback to win 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4.  “This was not the result that I wanted, but I can take a lot out of this match,” Sharapova said. “I’ve not competed for a few weeks, but I played pretty solid and did all of the right things. “I served well in

  • Indian Wells: Maria Sharapova upset by Naomi Osaka in first round

    Indian Wells: Maria Sharapova’s return to the BNP Paribas Open for the first time in three years ended in a 6-4, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka of Japan. Sharapova’s ranking of No. 41 in the world forced her to play a first-round match in the tournament she has won twice. She trailed 4-1 in the first set before holding serve at 4-all.

  • Sharapova crashes out in Qatar

    Doha : Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova suffered a shock defeat in the first round of the Qatar Open on Monday, dumped out in three sets by outsider Monica Niculescu.

  • Australian Open 2018: Sharapova, Kerber advance to second round

    Melbourne: Former champions Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber turned on the style to sweep into the Australian Open second round today, but it was curtains for lanky Canadian Milos Raonic. With temperatures heating up in Melbourne, the two Grand Slam winners wasted little time on the court. Sharapova, still working her way back from a 15-month ban for taking the performance-enhancing substance meldonium, showed glimpses of the tennis that made her a

  • Siniakova dumps Sharapova, to meet Halep in Shenzhen final

    Shenzhen : Former world number one Maria Sharapova was dumped out in the semi-finals of the Shenzhen Open, losing in three sets to holder Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic here on Friday.

  • Sharapova eases into Shenzhen semis

    Shenzhen : Russian former world number one Maria Sharapova marched into the semi-finals of the Shenzhen Open here on Thursday with a comfortable 6-3, 6-3 victory over Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.

  • Sharapova struggles past Riske

    Shenzhen : Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova came back from a set down to defeat American Alison Riske at the Shenzhen Open on Tuesday and book a spot in the quarter-finals.

  • Sharapova, Halep open 2018 season with victory

    Shenzhen : Maria Sharapova and top-ranked Simona Halep opened the 2018 season on a victorious note scoring straight-set wins at the Shenzhen Open on Monday.