Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Tag Archives: Maria Sharapova

Sharapova heats social media up with post from chilly Russia

LONDON: The Russian tennis star, who’s lived in the US since she was a child, returned to her homeland to play at an international tournament in Saint Petersburg. She might have received a warm reception from her fans in Russia, but the weather there was less than welcoming with temperatures ...

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Sharapova may miss Australian Open, says health is priority

SYDNEY: In a press conference at the Shenzhen Open Maria Sharapova explained the reasons that led her to retire against Aryna Sabalenka being down 6-1 4-2. The Russian player is dealing with a left thigh injury, and she may miss the Australian Open that starts on the 14th of January. ...

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Maria Sharapova progresses at Shenzhen WTA

BEIJING: Former world number one Maria Sharapova qualified for the quarter-finals of the Shenzhen WTA after struggling against China´s great tennis hope Wang Xinyu, who was forced to retire from the match in pain. The fifth-seed Russian was surprised early on by the power of her 17-year-old opponent, who took ...

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Working US Open night shift fine with Sharapova

NEW YORK: Maria Sharapova continued to enjoy working the US Open night shift with a 6-3 6-2 humbling of 10th seeded Latvian Jelena Ostapenko on Saturday, improving her record to 22-0 under the Arthur Ashe Stadium floodlights. There is no denying Sharapova’s love for the big stage or the New ...

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Maria Sharapova storms past Kasatkina as Kerber falls

MONTREAL: Maria Sharapova fired 25 winners past hapless Russian compatriot Daria Kasatkina in a 6-0, 6-2 victory at the rain-hit Montreal WTA event on Wednesday, but Angelique Kerber’s first match since capturing the Wimbledon title ended in a sobering defeat. Sharapova needed just 66 minutes to see off 12th-seeded Kasatkina ...

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Maria Sharapova, Keys withdraw from Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM: Maria Sharapova and Madison Keys have withdrawn from next week’s Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham as they look to regain full fitness ahead of Wimbledon. Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion, said she needed rest after reaching the French Open quarter-finals. The 31-year-old Russian served a doping ban in 2016 ...

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True grit Sharapova back at French Open with point to prove

ROME: There will be questions about suspensions, favouritism and rivalries, and fashion, parties and candy lines. There will be accusations of slights – real or imagined – greeted either with a giggle, an icy stare or a pitch-perfect, withering put down. It can only mean one thing – Maria Sharapova ...

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Sharapova crashes out in Qatar Open first round

DOHA: Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova suffered a shock defeat in the first round of the Qatar Open, dumped out in three sets by outsider Monica Niculescu. The Romanian, ranked number 92 in the world, 51 places behind the Russian, won 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. In a match lasting more ...

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Siniakova tames Sharapova, faces Halep in Shenzhen final

SHENZEN: Czech defending champion Katerina Siniakova fended off Maria Sharapova in a fiercely contested match at the Shenzhen Open to set up a final with world number one Simona Halep. Siniakova fired 27 winners and 10 aces to prevail 6-2 3-6 6-3 but was made to work hard for the win ...

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