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  • 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.

  • Simona Halep notches first career win over Sharapova

    Beijing : World No.2 Simona Halep of Romania snapped her seven-match losing streak to Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, advancing to the quarter-finals of the China Open here on Wednesday.

  • Maria Sharapova ousted at US Open

    New York : Maria Sharapova’s Grand Slam return after a 15-month doping ban ended with a fourth-round defeat at the US Open but the former world number one considered it a major step in her comeback.

  • US Open 2017: No question that I’m feared again says Maria Sharapova

    New York: Maria Sharapova made the US Open last 32 Wednesday, insisting she has instilled renewed fear into her rivals and rekindled the love from her fans. The former world number one and five-time major winner pulled off a 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-1 win over Timea Babos of Hungary.

  • US Open: Maria Sharapova beats Timea Babos to reach third round

    New York: After the win over number two seed Simona Halep of Romania, Russian wildcard Maria Sharapova won another three-set match to advance to the third round of the US Open. Sharapova, who is playing in her first Grand Slam tournament since serving a 15-month doping suspension, defeated Hungary’s Timea Babos 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.