Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Tag Archives: Maria Sharapova

Halep, Sharapova off to flying 2018 starts

SHENZHEN: World number one Simona Halep began the year in emphatic style with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Nicole Gibbs as Maria Sharapova also romped through her first-round match at the Shenzhen Open on Monday. Romania’s Halep, who will be seeking her maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open ...

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Sharapova named in India luxury housing fraud probe

NEW DELHI: Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is under investigation in India for cheating and criminal conspiracy after the collapse of a luxury housing project that she endorsed, police and a lawyer said Tuesday. The firm behind the development is alleged to have taken millions of dollars from homebuyers ...

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Maria Sharapova earns emotional victory over Halep

NEW YORK: When Maria Sharapova’s first Grand Slam match after a 15-month doping suspension ended with a victory at the U.S. Open, she dropped to her knees and covered her face, tears welling in her eyes. This was merely a win to get to the second round, yes, but it ...

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Sharapova battles into second round at Stanford

LOS ANGELES: Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova made a battling return to US hardcourts on Monday with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 victory over American Jennifer Brady in Stanford, California. “I feel like I just want to hug everyone and say thank you,” Sharapova told fans in a post-match interview. ...

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Sharapova Will Not Request Wild Card for Wimbledon

LONDON: Maria Sharapova has played in three tournaments since her return to the WTA circuit after a 15-month drug suspension. Maria Sharapova will play in the Wimbledon qualifying tournament. The 2004 champion at the All England Club, who returned last month from a 15-month doping ban, said on Friday in ...

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My tennis will do the talking, Sharapova warns Bouchard

LONDON: Maria Sharapova promised to let her tennis do the talking when she meets Eugenie Bouchard in the second round of the Madrid Open in a match laced with tension over Sharapova’s 15-month doping ban. Bouchard labelled the Russian “a cheater” last week and suggested Sharapova should have been kicked ...

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Bouchard want Cheater Sharapova should not be allowed to play again

OTTAWA: Canadian Eugenie Bouchard has lashed out at the WTA for giving Maria Sharapova the chance to compete in tournaments after serving a 15-month doping ban and said the Russian is a “cheater” who should never be allowed to play again. Sharapova beat Italian Roberta Vinci in the first round ...

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Sharapova congratulates mum-to-be Serena

STUTTGART: Maria Sharapova offered her congratulations to pregnant rival Serena Williams after the Russian made her return from a 15-month ban for doping on Wednesday. “I think it’s one of the greatest gifts that a woman can receive in life, it’s a blessing. It’s a beautiful chapter in her life,” ...

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Sharapova slams Tennis Federation for not warning her about substance

LONDON: Five-times grand slam champion Maria Sharapova has criticised the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for not doing enough to make her aware that meldonium had been added to the list of banned substances last year. Sharapova’s initial two-year suspension was reduced to 15 months after she tested positive at the ...

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Tennis: Sharapova to plead case for French Open wild card

PARIS: Maria Sharapova will meet with French Tennis Federation (FFT) chief Bernard Giudicelli to plead her case for a wild card at Roland Garros as the two-time champion makes her return from a doping ban. Giudicelli told that he had agreed to meet the Russian superstar despite his initial reservations after ...

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