Stories tagged: Maria Sharapova
UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 11:39 a.m.
Serena Williams out of French Open before Sharapova match
Serena Williams pulled out of the French Open less than an hour before she was supposed to face Maria Sharapova in a fourth-round showdown Monday, the most-anticipated match of the …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 3:27 a.m.
Indian police probe Maria Sharapova housing fraud case
Maria Sharapova is being investigated by police in India in a cheating and criminal conspiracy case involving a real estate company who used the tennis star to endorse a luxury …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Maria Sharapova wins her 1st title since doping ban
Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title since returning from a doping ban after defeating Aryna Sabalenka to win the Tianjin Open on Sunday.
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Maria Sharapova’s U.S. Open ends; Venus Williams advances
Maybe this was just one three-setter too many for Maria Sharapova.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Maria Sharapova wins again at U.S. Open; Alexander Zverev among losers
No one, not even Maria Sharapova herself, knew quite what to expect from her return to Grand Slam tennis at the U.S. Open.
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 7:49 p.m.
Maria Sharapova granted wild-card entry into U.S. Open
Maria Sharapova has been granted a wild-card invitation for the U.S. Open’s main draw. Sharapova is among eight women given entry into the 128-player field by the U.S. Tennis Association. …
Sat., June 10, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
Injured Maria Sharapova pulls out of Wimbledon, grass circuit
Five-time major champion Maria Sharapova has pulled out of Wimbledon qualifying because of an injured left thigh. Sharapova says the muscle tear she got at the Italian Open last month …
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Maria Sharapova receives wild card into pre-Wimbledon event
Maria Sharapova has been granted a wild card to play in the pre-Wimbledon tournament in Birmingham. The decision comes two days after she was rejected by the French Open because …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Maria Sharapova says she’ll ‘rise up again’ after French Open snub
Maria Sharapova is vowing to “rise up again,” a day after she was denied a wild-card entry for the French Open. Sharapova recently returned to the tour after serving a …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 5:05 p.m.
Howard Fendrich: Maria Sharapova’s French ‘ban’ raises question
Maria Sharapova was not invited to play in the French Open, even though her drug suspension is over. It is up to individual tournaments to decide whether or not to …
UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Maria Sharapova’s popularity doesn’t earn a French Open wild card
Two-time champion Maria Sharapova has missed out on a wild-card entry for the French Open because of her doping ban. Announcing the decision on a live Facebook broadcast, French Tennis …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Maria Sharapova to learn Wimbledon wild card fate on June 20
Maria Sharapova may have to wait until June 20 to see if she will be welcomed back to this year’s tournament at Wimbledon. The 2004 champion at the All England …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
Maria Sharapova’s return ends in semifinal defeat to Mladenovic
Maria Sharapova’s first tournament since her controversial return to tennis is over after losing to Kristina Mladenovic of France in the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals. Mladenovic beat former top-ranked Sharapova …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Eugenie Bouchard: ‘Cheater’ Maria Sharapova should be banned for life
If Eugenie Bouchard had her way, Maria Sharapova would have been banned from tennis for life. The 2014 Wimbledon finalist from Canada called Sharapova a cheater upon the Russian’s return …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Maria Sharapova wins 1st match on return from 15-month doping ban
Maria Sharapova has won her first match on return from a 15-month doping ban, beating Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of the Porsche Grand Prix. The five-time …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 8 a.m.
Decision on Maria Sharapova’s French Open wild card set for May 16
Maria Sharapova will find out next month if she can compete at the French Open. French tennis federation president Bernard Giudicelli says the announcement will be made on Facebook on …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Simona Halep, Alize Cornet give Maria Sharapova wild-card debate new impetus
The debate about Maria Sharapova’s wild-card entry for the Porsche Grand Prix continued with Simona Halep and Alize Cornet joining the growing legion of players criticizing tournament organizers for offering …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
Maria Sharapova told week of May 15 if she can play at French Open
Maria Sharapova is going to find out the week starting May 15 if she can compete at the French Open two weeks later. The French Tennis Federation says the decision …
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 7:35 p.m.
Maria Sharapova’s doping ban cut from two years to 15 months
Maria Sharapova will be eligible to return to competitive tennis in April after her two-year doping ban was reduced to 15 months on Tuesday by a sports court that found …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 10:12 a.m.
Maria Sharapova suspended for 2 years for doping
Maria Sharapova was suspended from tennis for two years Wednesday for testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open, and immediately responded by saying she would appeal the decision to …
Tue., March 15, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
U.N. agency stops work with ambassador Maria Sharapova
A United Nations agency says it has stopped working with Maria Sharapova pending the tennis star’s doping case.
Sat., March 12, 2016, 3:12 p.m.
Column: Nothing courageous about Sharapova coming clean
It’s always a bit surprising when fellow athletes defend cheaters in their midst, something Serena Williams seemed more than eager to do for Maria Sharapova.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 10:23 p.m.
Players shocked, saddened by Maria Sharapova’s ‘big mistake’
Agnieszka Radwanska said she was “shocked, like everyone else” when Maria Sharapova revealed Monday that she failed a drug test in January at the Australian Open.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 6:26 p.m.
Sponsors distance themselves from Maria Sharapova
Nike and other sponsors swiftly distanced themselves from Maria Sharapova on Tuesday after the world’s highest-earning female athlete outed herself as a longtime user of a recently banned drug.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 11:03 a.m.
Three sponsors cut ties with Sharapova after positive drug test
Three of Maria Sharapova’s major sponsors are cutting ties with the Russian tennis star after she acknowledged failing a doping test at the Australian Open.
Mon., March 7, 2016, 9:41 p.m.
Maria Sharapova says she failed drug test; penalty unknown
Maria Sharapova’s tennis career and Olympic hopes are in jeopardy, and she claims it’s all because she failed to click on a link in an email that would have told …
Sun., March 6, 2016, 8:55 p.m.
Sharapova calls news conference to make ‘major announcement’
Maria Sharapova has called a news conference to make what her agent calls a “major announcement.”
Fri., July 10, 2015
Serena Williams cruises into eighth Wimbledon final
LONDON – Serena Williams is one win away from another Grand Slam milestone. The top-ranked Williams maintained her 11-year dominance over Maria Sharapova, beating the Russian 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday …
Thu., July 9, 2015
Maria Sharapova tries to end Serena Williams’ streak in Wimbledon semifinals
LONDON – Now it’s Maria Sharapova’s turn at Wimbledon to try to put an end to Serena Williams’ bid for the third leg of a calendar-year Grand Slam – and …
Fri., March 27, 2015
Maria Sharapova ousted in Miami Open
TENNIS: Maria Sharapova is 0-5 in Key Biscayne finals. This year her loss came at the start. Seeded No. 2, Sharapova was upset in her opening match of the Miami …