Australian Open & Maria Sharapova

The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player and former world no. 1. A United States resident since 1994, Sharapova has won 25 WTA singles titles, including three Grand Slam singles titles at the 2004 Wimbledon, 2006 US Open and 2008 Australian Open. 5.0/5

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Maria Sharapova in Australian Open last 16 after 600th career win over Lauren
Maria Sharapova stumbles at times but advances at Australian Open
TENNIS: According to WADA, Maria Sharapova might compete at the Rio Olympics despite her positive test for Meldonium at…
Maria Sharapova failed drugs test at Australian Open Former world number one Maria Sharapova has revealed she
Very few tennis stars have spoken out in support of Maria Sharapova after she failed a drug test in January at the Australian Open. Player
Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova has announced she failed a drugs test at this year's Australian Open. The 28-year-old Russian
5 time women champion Maria Sharapova fails drug test at Australian Open, blames herself.
Maria Sharapova to be suspended after failing drug test at Australian Open: Former women's tennis world No 1 w...
Serena Williams wins her 18th straight match vs Maria Sharapova advancing to the semifinals of the Australian Open. https…
Maria Sharapova will face Serena Williams at Australian Open. Sharapova is 2-18 (.100) against Serena in her career (los…
World No 1 Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are through to the third round of the Australian Open after...
Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova gun for more Australian Open glory
Maria Sharapova will face Eugenie Bouchard, and Rafael Nadal makes the Australian Open quarter-finals - plus round-up.
Maria Sharapova | Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combi…
Serena Williams defeats Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open to win her 19th Grand Slam tournament.
Maria Sharapova's speech in the Women's Final of the 2015 Australian Open, after losing to Serena Williams
Serena has beaten Maria to win the sixth Australian Open and her 19th Grand Slam title
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Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova 6-3, 7-6 to win Australian Open for sixth time
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Serena Williams extends run over Maria Sharapova to win Australian Open
Serena Williams battled past Maria Sharapova in a hard-fought 6-3 7-6 victory in the Australian Open women's final at Melbou…
Maria Sharapova moved into the Australian Open final with a straight sets 6-3, 6-2 demolition of Ekaterina Makarova ht…
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will continue their epic rivalry in the final. |
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova to meet in final for Australian Open title
Maria Sharapova through to final four at Australian Open: Maria Sharapova moved closer to another Australian O...
World No.2 Maria Sharapova and No.10 seed Ekaterina Makarova will square off in an all-Russian semi-final at the Australian Open after recording dominant victories in the last eight on Tuesday.
Maria Sharapova has reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open beating Eugenie Bouchard at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne
MELBOURNE — Maria Sharapova showed she was in no mood to be replaced by the younger generation just yet as she demolished seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-2 in 78 minutes to advance to the semi-finals of the Australian Open today (Jan 27). The 27-year-old Russian has now beaten the talented Canad…
SHARAPOVA POWERS PAST BOUCHARD Maria Sharapova ripped 19 winners - including a huge forehand on match point - to cruise past Eugenie Bouchard and into the semifinals of the Australian Open.
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While the weekend may be a dull point from a sports perspective for the most part, Monday morning should be interesting down under in the quarter-finals as Genie Bouchard will compete against Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open. I will be PVRing this morning's action as Andy Murray will be competing against Gregor Dimitrov. This 4th round match has the potential to be an excellent match.
Canada's Eugenie Bouchard has advanced to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open and a potential meeting with Maria Sharapova.
Does anyone else find it inappropriate for the Australian open to allow Maria Sharapova to climax on the tennis court??
My dad is cursing at the tv because he wants to watch Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open but instead there's college basketball on.
champs survive! Both Rafa Nadal and Maria Sharapova were pushed to the limit on Day 3 at the Australian Open while Roger Federer advanced in four and Andy Murray and No. 7 Genie Bouchard cruised. After escaping upsets, do you think Rafa and Maria can now make deep runs Down Under?
Australian Open: Maria Sharapova fights off match points to beat qualifier Panova
New post: ". Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic pose for selfies at the Australian Open. " .
Top seeds survive scares at Australian Open. READ:
Rafael Nadal & Maria Sharapova had struggled win for advances to Round 3rd in Australian Open. Both matches were fantastic.
Russian Tennis icon Maria Sharapova survived a scare and fought back to cruise to the Australian Open third round after beating Russian qualifier Alexandra Panova here on Wednesday.
Maria Sharapova saved two match points to beat a Russian qualifier in the Australian Open
Maria Sharapova and Dora The Explorer at the Australian Open... Maria just advanced to the 3rd round. Yay!
Enjoying the 3rd days play in the Australian open Tennis at Melbourne Park!!! Just saw the great Maria Sharapova playing the match of her life down 2-4 in 3rd set to.advance into the next round against her compatriot A.Panova! 6-1,3-6,7-5!!! Go Maria!!!
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Second seed Maria Sharapova saves two match points before defeating Russian compatriot Alexandra Panova in the Australian Open second round.
Maria Sharapova advances into da 3rd round.:) Seriously wat a fight back from losing da match.;) Babe a true fighter u are- Australian Open 2015.
Our animals and Team get to meet some pretty famous people around the 'traps'. Maria Sharapova got to get up close and personal with little 'Billy' the koala and Boxer our gorgeous Kangaroo Island kangaroo joey at the Tennis Australian Open.
Maria Sharapova tells the press she's hungry to grab the No.1 ranking once again, at the pre-tournament Press Conference ahead of the Australian Open 2015.
Melbourne: World number two Maria Sharapova said Saturday she was happy to abstain from her favourite tipple as she seeks to regain the game`s top ranking by winning the Australian Open. A victory at next week`s season-opening Grand Slam would see the Russian leapfrog arch-rival Serena Williams and
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have had makedly different preparations for the Australian Open.
Third seed Maria Sharapova is knocked out of the Australian Open by Dominika Cibulkova, a day after Serena Williamss exit.
Maria Sharapova has earlier won Wimbledon 2004, the 2006 US Open, the 2008 Australian Open and her first French Open title two years ago in 2012.
Sean's Report 2014 French Open The second Grand Slam of the year has seen the first major upset with No. 3 seed Stan Wawrinka crashing out in the first round. The Australian Open champion lost to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 4-6, 7-5, 2-6, 0-6 and dished up 62 unforced errors. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer easily progressed to the second round each recording straight sets wins. On the women's side Maria Sharapova continued her great form on clay with a 6-1, 6-2 thumping over compatriot Ksenia Pervak. Defending champion Serena Williams also progressed with a win over French youngster Alize Lim. Aussie fans will be pleased as Sam Stosur won her first round clash but Ash Barty and Nick Kyrgios unfortunately bowed out. :)
Great semifinal action tomorrow as the Sony Open goes into the homestretch. Just watched Li Na win against Wozniacki to come through to the semis. Li Na, playing a little more aggressive and effectively coming to the net more than usual, set up a rematch of this year's Australian Open final against Cibulkova. The other interesting semi is Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. Serena, being the favorite, goes into the match with 14 straight wins over Maria. Seems like all the top players are playing stronger round-to-round and finding their form at the right time.
A rematch of the 2014 Australian Open is set as Aussie Champion Li Na has defeated Caroline Wozniacki 7-5, 7-5 in Quarterfinal action at the Sony Open Tennis Tournament. She will face Aussuie Finalist Dominika Cibulkova in the bottom Semi-Final. World WTA # 1 Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova face each other in the top Semi-Final. Coming up next is ATP World Tour Quarterfinal action between Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori. The winner of that match will face the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells Tennis Garden Champion Novak Djokovic.
Recently crowned Australian Open champion Na Li could overtake Maria Sharapova as the highest earning Female Athlete in the world, the Chinese's agent has revealed.
Funny interview of Maria Sharapova by Jim Courier from 2007 Australian Open.
Li Na outperformed Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open, but can China's biggest sporting star now do the almost unthinkable and surpass the Russian as the world's richest Female Athlete?
And in Soccer, Man City come from behind to beat lowly Watford who were 2-0 up at half time. Liverpool also beat Bournemouth 2-0 as the australian open heats up with Stanlislas Vavarenka taking on world champ Rafa Nadal in the final game of the men's singles. Earlier, chinese Li Na strode home to beat Maria Sharapova in the final game of the women's singles in the Australian Open. Admin Ry
Australian Open 2014 Number 1 Serena Williams was the hardcore favorite but that didn't happened due to back injury where she lost in the fourth round. It gets better I believe if my girl Serena goes out earl all the top ladies should go out. What do you know the next round number 3 Maria Sharapova goes out. In the Quarter Finals defending champ world number 2 Victoria Azerenka goes out. Then in the Semifinals world number 5 goes out. That left world number 4 Li Na and world number 20 in the final which Li Na won finally her first title. THE BEST NEWS IS THAT Serena Williams IS STILL NUMBER 1 IN THE WORLD. I LOVE YOU Serena Williams.
Maria Sharapova - Australian Open: Day 8. Maria Sharapova of Russia looks on in her fourth round ma
Maria Sharapova might have lost early in the Australian Open, but catch her in action this coming week in Paris at the Open GDF SUEZ, where she is the no.1 seed. She joins 3 other top ten players including wildcard entrant Petra Kvitova, last years runner-up Sara Errani and Angelique Kerber. Mona Barthel who is the defending champion also lurks in the player field.
Maria Sharapova - Australian Open: Day 4. Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a forehand in her second
Daily Current Affairs : 19th-20th January 2014 ♦ Cyrus Mistry become the fourth winner of the $50,000 DSC prize for South Asian literature on Saturday for his book “Chronicles of a Corpse Bearer”. ♦ Telecom regulator TRAI has appointed Sudhir Gupta as its new secretary, ahead of it releasing the final guidelines of spectrum trading and auction of CDMA radiowaves. ♦ India on 20 January 2014 test-fired nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile with a range of 4000 kilometers from Wheeler Island in Dhamra of Odisha Coast. ♦ West Bengal has been selected for ‘Krishi Karman’ Award for 2012-13 as the best performing state in overall agricultural production in the country. ♦ Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Gulam Nabi Azad launched the National Urban Health Mission in Bangalore. ♦ Maria Sharapova crashes out of Australian Open. In a sudden and second shock of Austraian Open, Dominika Cibulková beat Sharapova 3-6,6-4, 6-1 in 4th round. Click Here For More…
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Even in a Grand Slam as unpredictable as this year's Australian Open, the names in the women's semifinals may still prompt head-scratching among casual followers of tennis. With the three biggest stars of the women's game falling one by one - top-seeded Serena Williams, followed by Maria Sharapova and two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka - the door has opened for a first-time winner at Melbourne Park. Only fourth-seeded Li Na has won a Grand Slam before - the 2011 French Open. Fifth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland was the 2012 Wimbledon finalist, but had never been beyond the quarters in Melbourne until she chipped, lobbed and sliced Azarenka off the court in a remarkable display of shot-making on Wednesday. Dominika Cibulkova, a diminutive Slovakian who dispatched Sharapova in the fourth round, has made just one Grand Slam semifinal before, while 19-year-old Eugenie Bouchard is a only playing her fourth major - she didn't even make it out of qualifying at ...
Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray out. Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, David Ferrer, Juan del Potro and Ana Ivanovic all out. Now the Australian Open seems really interestng :-P ;) :-D
AUSTRALIAN OPEN Roland Garros PA PARIS Grand Slam : MELBOURNE, Australia - Dominika Cibulkova reached the second Grand Slam semifinal of her career at the Australian Open, matching the personal best she set at the French Open five years ago. After storming out to a 3-0 lead, Cibulkova watched as the No.11-seeded Simona Halep closed the gap, winning three of the next four games to make it 4-3. But from there the No.20-seeded Cibulkova didn't even lose another game, reeling off eight straight to close it out in exactly an hour, 63 60. Cibulkova has now scored three upsets in a row - No.16 seed Carla Suárez Navarro, No.3 seed Maria Sharapova and No.11 seed Halep - to go this far at a major for the second time. At Roland Garros in 2009 she made it this far too, falling in straight sets to the eventual runner-up, Dinara Safina. "I'm really glad with the way I played, especially with the way I handled it mentally, after a big win over Maria," Cibulkova said. "I wasn't the favorite in this match against Halep e ...
Maria Sharapova crashed out of the Australian Open in another seismic shock Monday as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Victoria Azarenka saw off challenges to keep their title bids intact.
Tennis Channel recaps Day 8 at the Australian Open, including an interview with Dominika Cibulkova after she upset Maria Sharapova, and looks ahead to Day 9.
Heavyweights Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, and the Bryan Brothers all ousted from the Australian Open. Who's the next big name to make an exit? Who's the favorite now?
Third seed Maria Sharapova was knocked out of the Australian Open by Slovak Dominika Cibulkova on Monday, the second major upset in as many days. - See more at:
Maria Sharapova out! That ensures that its not gonna be a BIG GUN who'll win the Australian Open among the girls as Serena Williams , Venus Williams , Laura Robson are already out!
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Victoria Azarenka advance Roger Federer produced a magnificent display to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets at the Australian Open. The 17-time Grand Slam champion beat the Frenchman 6-3 7-5 6-4 to set up a quarter-final with Andy Murray. Rafael Nadal overcame a nasty blister and being called for time violations to beat Japan's 16th seed Kei Nishikori 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 7-6 (7-3). Victoria Azarenka remains on course for a third straight Australian Open title after she beat Sloane Stephens 6-3 6-2. The Belarusian's title hopes were boosted by third seed Maria Sharapova's surprise defeat by Dominika Cibulkova, 24 hours after Serena Williams was knocked out. Jelena Jankovic, the eighth seed, is also out after losing to Simona Halep.
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Maria Sharapova requires off-court treatment to her hip after losing second set and finally succumbs 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to Australian Open 20th seed Dominika Cibulkova
Serena Williams AND Maria Sharapova are out of the Australian Open? What is this world coming to? 😭
Cibulkova knocks Sharapova out of Australian Open: Injury-hit third seed Maria Sharapova was stunned at the Au...
Sharapova falls to Cibulkova at Melbourne Park - Third seed Maria Sharapova was dumped out of the Australian Open...
Upset in Melbourne. 3-seed Maria Sharapova loses in 3 sets to 20-seed Dominika Cibulkova in 4th Rd of Australian Open.
So sad that Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams are out of the Australian Open. 🎾
"I think it's a success in that I'm back and I'm healthy." Maria Sharapova on her Australian Open.
Maria Sharapova's quest for a second Australian Open title was halted in the fourth round on Monday when the...
Dominka Cibulkova booked her place in the Australian Open quarter-finals with a comeback victory over Maria Sharapova.
Maria Sharapova crashes out of the Australian Open - this is a huge blow to engineering students living in hostels
Victoria Azarenka advanced to the quarterfinals and firmed as a favorite to claim a third straight Australian Open title on Monday after Maria Sharapova joined Serena Williams on the fourth-round casualty list.
Feeling sad..."!!Maria Sharapova knocked out of Australian Open...!!
Maria Sharapova upset in 4th round of Australian Open: Maria Sharapova reacts to a point in her fourth-round m...
Australian Open Update: It was the upset heard all over the world as number one-ranked Serena Williams fell to Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, 6-4, 3-6, 3-6, at the 2014 Australian Open women’s singles on Sunday. Another top seed who got eliminated was Maria Sharapova, who was tripped by 20th-seed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Li Na advances to the quarterfinals to face Flavia Pennetta of Italy after the Chinese cruised past Ekaterina Makarova of Russia, 6-2, 6-0. Over at the men’s singles draw, Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Warwinka meet at the quarterfinals after besting their respective opponents during the weekend. The winner will go on to face the victor between Tomas Berdych and David Ferrer in the semis. Filipino Treat Conrad Huey is firing it up at the double’s division as he and partner Dominic Inglot of Great Britain go up against Eric Butorac of the USA and Raven Klaasen of Russia in the quarterfinals of the men’s doubles. In mixed doubles, Huey and Raquel Kops-Jones of the USA ...
OPEN DRAW: Williams' departure opens up her half of the draw significantly. Three other top-10 players have already departed - No. 6 Petra Kvitova, No. 7 Sara Errani and No. 9 Angelique Kerber - leaving No. 4 Li Na as the highest-ranked player in the top half. Both Li and Ivanovic are former French Open champions - the Chinese star won in 2011; Ivanovic won at Roland Garros in 2008. Li has reached the final at the Australian Open in two of the last three years, making her the favorite to advance out of this section. No. 2-seeded Victoria Azarenka, No. 3-seeded Maria Sharapova and No. 5-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska are on the other side of the draw. They play their fourth-round matches on Monday.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal beamed with delight after laying down an emphatic marker with a brilliant display of all-court tennis to charge into the last 16 of the Australian Open on Saturday. The Melbourne heatwave may have broken but arch-competitor Nadal was still bathed in sweat after his two-hour 6-1 6-2 6-3 demolition of the talented but error-prone Gael Monfils. Roger Federer earlier boasted of his fitness, Maria Sharapova felt a bit rusty and Andy Murray berated himself but all three eased into the second week. Victoria Azarenka remained on course for her third straight title but may find the next hurdle trickier after setting up a fourth round tie against Sloane Stephens, who she beat amid controversy in last year's semi-finals. While there was relief all round at the cooler temperatures after four days of stifling heat, Milos Raonic and Caroline Wozniacki both felt the stinging burn of an upset. Nadal never looked in any danger of an early departure, barring a brief injury scare when he jar ...
Tennis Maria Sharapova advances to Australian Open fourth round. ..
Check out today's results and reports from the Australian Open, including wins for Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova
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Maria Sharapova, Sloane Stephens advance to fourth round at Australian Open -
Sharapova works hard to make last 16: Russian third seed Maria Sharapova battled into the Australian Open four...
Australian Open: Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer move into the fourth round
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Day 4 at the Australian Open didn't lack for storylines or drama. Extreme heat and lightning kept the weather front and center. Maria Sharapova narrowly escaped. Juan Martin
Australian Open -- Maria Sharapova advances to fourth round
Maria Sharapova into 4th round at Australian Open
News Sharapova holds on again to reach 4th round - Maria Sharapova recovered from the longest, hottest match...
Maria Sharapova into 4th round at Australian Open..
The heat has subsided and the stars are out tonight in Melbourne as Third Round action continues at the Australian Open. Roger Federer, Caroline Wozniacki, Victoria Azarenka, Andy Murray, and Rafa Nadal are all in action tonight on ESPN3. Maria Sharapova will get the day started though as she heads out to Rod Laver Arena in just a few minutes. She'll have to earn her spot in the last 16 against 25th-ranked, Alizé Cornet . Watch that match here: the day's action begins at 7pmET. Here is today's complete court coverage: Hisense Arena: Court Arena: Court 2: Court 3: 6:
AUSTRIAL OPEN DAY4 REVIEW! Concern over conditions again took centre stage on day four of the Australian Open as surprise results were in short supply. Andy Murray was among the leading seeds to reach the last 32, and until Juan Martin del Potro's defeat late into the night the greatest chance of a shock came from a spectacular thunderstorm which briefly halted play on another sweltering day. Tournament organisers also implemented their heat policy after mounting pressure from players, calling competitors off outside courts as temperatures hit 42 degrees celsius. The show-court roofs were closed to compensate, but out among the hoi polloi the mercury was still threatening the 40-degree mark when play resumed, and players again struggled to cope with the oppressive heat. Jamie Murray was treated for heatstroke after a successful men's doubles outing, and Varvara Lepchenko called the doctor on court on her way to a second-round defeat. Maria Sharapova, meanwhile, claimed she had been close to "passing out" ...
Australian Open .. I hope Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova will be winner this trophy
Tennis | 2014 Australian Open | Day 2 | Night Session It’s been a very hot and extraordinary day at Melbourne Park. Retirements, five-set epics, questions raised over playing in the heat, and the bad news there is, that the next 3 days are expected to be the same! Roger Federer was too good against James Duckworth, winning 4, 4 and 2. From there, it only got worse for the Australians, Lleyton went down swinging in five, after being two sets down, and Bernard Tomic only lasted a set against Rafael Nadal. For those not up-to-speed, Tomic was injured in the opening games, and limped his way through the first set, which Rafa won 6 games to 4, before Bernard retired due to that injury just before we got underway in the 2nd Set.. Maria Sharapova made light work of Bethanie Mattek-Sands from the USA. The world number 3 advanced 6-3, 6-4. Gilles Simon won an epic out on Court 7. He was pushed to five by German Daniel Brands, and it went well into overtime, with Simon eventually winning 16-14 in that fifth and d ...
LIVE: Maria Sharapova is on court and facing Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the Australian Open.
2014 Australian Open on ESPN - "Let's Begin". Nole talks at 0:45. Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova . are in the video too.
From practice courts to post-match interviews and parties, check out video from Day 1 of the Australian Open, featuring Maria Sharapova, Laura Robson, Eugenie Bouchard and more. Watch it all here!
MELBOURNE, Australia - While the past few years on tour may have been dominated by Serena Williams, the opening stanza on each occasion has undoubtedly belonged to Victoria Azarenka. In both 2012 and 2013, as other leading names floundered, it was Azarenka that reigned supreme claiming back-to-back Australian Open crowns. Her quest for title number three begins next week, and she has been handed no favors by the draw. Azarenka, seeded No.2 this time around, meets Johanna Larsson in the first round, and should she safely clear this and her other opening hurdles, could be faced with her semifinal victim from 12 months ago, Sloane Stephens, in the last 16. Long-term rivals Agnieszka Radwanska and Maria Sharapova potentially lurk in the quarter and semifinals, respectively, although neither will be looking too far ahead either. Sharapova is involved in one of the first round's more colorful encounters, taking on Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who arrives in good form, having recently upset Radwanska in Sydney. On the ...
Maria Sharapova will bid for only her second match win at a Grand Slam in more than half a year as the former champion begins play at the Australian Open after finally healing a shoulder injury.
CENTRE court is like a catwalk for Maria Sharapova. The tennis star reveals her style secrets ahead of the Australian Open.
Victoria Azarenka has a tougher quarter than Maria Sharapova does, as it includes 2012 Wimbledon Finalist Agnieszka Radwanska, Sloane Stephens (who eliminated Serena Williams from the Australian Open last year), newly engaged former World # 1 Caroline Wozniacki with a newly signed Babolat contract and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, one of the young stars currently being coached by former 3-time Australian Open Champion Martina Hingis. Still, given the draw, expect to see Vika return to the Final for a third year running.
Porsche Cars Australia celebrated the one year anniversary of its exclusive website for women – www.womanwithdrive.com.au – with a gala cocktail party last night headlined by Maria Sharapova. More than 200 female Porsche customers with their partners and friends were treated to a special night with Maria on the eve of the Australian Open. “Women today are pulled in a number of directions on a daily basis,” says Sharapova. “To carve out the time to come together and celebrate ourselves and our girlfriends makes for a very special evening and I am thrilled to be a part of it.”
JUST IN: Ash Barty has withdrawn from the Brisbane International due to a left adductor tear. It comes after the 17-year-old pulled off a major upset beating Daniela Hantuchova 6-3, 7-5 last night. She was to face Maria Sharapova in the next round. Barty has also pulled out of the Hobart event next week to allow recovery time ahead of Monday week's Australian Open.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- Every point mattered for Maria Sharapova in her competitive comeback from injury, even in a first-round match in the season-opening tournament. Sharapova beat 74th-ranked Caroline Garcia of France 6-3, 6-0 Monday, ripping forehand winners and nullifying her rival's biggest weapon with consistently aggressive service returns. She chased down balls to turn the tempo when she was behind in two games in the second set, and celebrated break points with triple fist pumps even when the result was well beyond doubt. The four-time major winner played only one match following an early exit at Wimbledon last season due to a right shoulder injury. She showed no signs of soreness in advancing to the second round at the Brisbane International, her only warm-up event for the Australian Open. ''It's been four months ... (so) it was a big step for me. It was a big step to come and a big step to play out there tonight,'' Sharapova said, adding that she was pain-free and feeling good. ''These mat ...
Daily Bagel: What will Maria Sharapova wear at the Australian Open?
MARIA FINISHES THE YEAR RANKED 4 Maria will end 2013 at No.4 in the WTA rankings. This is the seventh time that Maria has ended the year ranked in the top 5 despite missing most of the second half of the year due to a shoulder injury. Highlights of 2013 include winning Indian Wells and Stuttgart and reaching the final at the French Open and the semis of the Australian Open. Here is the top 10: 1. Serena Williams (USA) 13260 2. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 8046 3. Li Na (CHN) 6045 4. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 5891 5. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 5875 6. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4775 7. Sara Errani (ITA) 4435 8. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 4170 9. Angelique Kerber (GER) 3965 10. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3520
Serena Williams favourite to defend WTA Championships title Serena Williams starts a strong favourite to win a second successive WTA Championships as the end-of-season finale begins in Istanbul on Tuesday. The world number one has only lost four matches and won 10 titles this season, more than any other year of her career. She will face Petra Kvitova, Agnieszka Radwanska and Angelique Kerber in the group stages in Turkey. Red group Serena Williams (world no 1) Agnieszka Radwanska (no 4) Petra Kvitova (no 6) Angelique Kerber (no 9) "It's a tough group," Williams said. "That's the thing about this event, you have to be ready from the first match." Eight of the top nine in the world rankings - world number three Maria Sharapova is injured - are split into two groups of four, with the top two in each qualifying for the semi-finals. Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka, who has beaten Williams twice this year, heads the other group, which includes China's Li Na, Sara Errani of Italy and Serb Jelena Janko ...
Women's Semi Finals Today Predictions: Pre Tournament favorite Serena Williams who has won 29 matches in a row (count em!) will overpower Italian Sara Errani in 2 sets. Errani upset hard hitting Sam Stosur in last year's semis, but Serena has the upper hand here with a 5-0 record against Errani. In a more dramatic encounter sparks will be flying and the grunt-o-metre will be working overtime when French Open holder Maria Sharapova comes face-to-face with Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka. There is no love lost between these two women. I predict Victoria Azarenka will tip Maria Sharapova in a tight 3 set match. Azarenka has been the more consistent player the past 3 weeks and she is looking to capture her second consecutive Grand Slam title.
just watchin Australian Open women's single Maria Sharapova of russia vs. Jie Zheng of china...my fav m.s leads...
* Maria Sharapova must have been riding a high after crushing Olga Puchkova 6-0, 6-0 in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday. Either that or ESPN's Chris Fowler
Maria Sharapova lost the match with Na Li from the Australian Open semifinals.
I liked a video from Australian Open 2012 Maria Sharapova vs Jamie Hampton
BIERTHDAYS: Gisela Dulko (born 30 January 1985, in Buenos Aires) a retired professional tennis player from Argentina. Although she enjoyed a modest success in singles, reaching world no. 26, and winning four WTA Tour titles; her speciality has been doubles, where she has been a world no. 1 player. Partnering with Flavia Pennetta, Dulko won the 2010 WTA Tour Championships and the 2011 Australian Open in doubles. Also, Dulko reached the mixed doubles final at the 2011 US Open, with Edward Schwank. She is remembered for her ability to upset the big names on the tour, such as Maria Sharapova in the 2nd round of Wimbledon in 2009; and Samantha Stosur in the 3rd round of Roland Garros in 2011. Dulko retired from professional tennis on 18 November 2012, aged 27. Her last singles ranking was no. 306. Coached by brother Alejandro; started playing tennis at age 7 after watching him ... Mother is Ana; father Estanislao is deceased ... Married Fernando Gago at a ceremony in Buenos Aires in July 2011 ... Favorite surf ...
Did you know? Prior to her loss at the Australian Open, Serena hadn't lost a singles match since August 17th.
Maria Sharapova has relinquished her world No. 2 spot to Serena Williams after the Russian's surprise Australian Open semifinal defeat to Li Na.
Maria Sharapova is into the semi-finals of the Australian Open, having taken just 13 minutes more to get there than Novak Djokovic did to get past Stanislas Wawrinka into the fourth round.
Equal pay for equal work. That should be the norm for women and men with same time on the job and same experience. But in women’s tennis it is not equal work and equal pay, and it so showed up again this Australian Open. At the quarter- and semi-final stage, several of the women’s matches ran only 2 easy sets, with seed Maria Sharapova being beaten 6-2, 6-2. Meanwhile, most of the men’s matches went five sets, lasting 3-1/2 to 5 hours. Not only that, by only playing the best of three sets, allows the women singles’ players to also compete in the doubles’ tournaments, something the top men cannot do. So, the last time the Williams sisters won the doubles, Serena also won the singles, and took away about twice as much money as the men’s singles winner. They don't even have to win to get more money. The women do not bring in close to the same live or TV audience as the men, due to three main factors: often boring baseline hitting, with little net play; inconsistencies, and not having a champ ...
Lets see i picked Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer to win the Australian Open but they both lost the match before the Championship.. so my next two picks won.. Azarenka and Djokovic both won..
MELBOURNE – Novak Djokovic became the first man to win three successive Australian Open titles in the professional era when he beat third seed Andy Murray 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-2 in a battle of attrition on Sunday.
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus defeated Li Na of China to win a second consecutive Australian Open crown Saturday.
Five years ago: Barack Obama routed Hillary Rodham Clinton in the South Carolina primary. Maria Sharapova won the Australian Open, beating Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 6-3 for her third Grand Slam singles title. Mirai Nagasu, at 14, became the second-youngest female (after Tara Lipinski) to win the title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships held in St. Paul, Minn. Christian Brando, the troubled eldest son of the late actor Marlon Brando, died in Los Angeles at age 49. Radical PLO leader George Habash died in Amman, Jordan, at age 81. One year ago: The Pentagon outlined a plan for slowing the growth of military spending, including cutting the size of the Army and Marine Corps, retiring older planes and trimming war costs. An aggressive Mitt Romney repeatedly challenged Republican rival Newt Gingrich in their final debate before the critical Florida primary. Capping three days of mourning, some 12,000 people — including Penn State students, fans and football stars — paid tribute to the late Joe Paterno in a ca ...
Here's my new column on Maria Sharapova and losing and Beckham and beauty and sex, basically.
TENNIS- Li Na blazes past Sharapova in the Australian Open: Li Na crushed Maria Sharapova with a magnificent display to power into her second Australian Open final. Sharapova had broken a tournament record in conceding just nine games in reaching the last four but she was overwhelmed by the Chinese whose heavy-hitting, high-risk game reaped maximum reward. In the face of blazing winners from all angles, second seed Sharapova had no answer as Li romped to a 6-2 6-2 win. "I always play well here," Li said after a 93-minute masterclass. Li, who reached the final here in 2011 and a few months later become the first Asian player to win a Grand Slam crown at Roland Garros.
Maria Sharapova admitted Li Na was just too strong for her as she tumbled out of the Australian Open semi-finals
Li Na routs Sharapova to reach Australian Open final. Li was the first Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam final (at OZ) when she lost to Kim Clijsters in Melbourne in 2011. Maria Sharapova havent lost a game since first round but unfortunatley lost the match to Li Na
Li Na becomes the first woman into the Australian Open final, crushing Maria Sharapova with surprising ease. - 2013 Australian Open Tennis Championships
Bryan Bros won their 23rd Grand Slam in Melbourne.Sooo excited.Also Chinese player Li Na beats Maria Sharapova to reach Australian Open final...It is kind of wired that 6-2, 6-2won Sharapova who had only dropped nine games in her previous five matches.Unbelievable.Sloane Stephens I think you will become the word champion in the future just as Serena Williams and Venus Williams.
Li Na, Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka and Sloane Stephens: who's your pick for the Australian Open final?
Seven HEAD racquet rebels are in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open: Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Tomas Berdych, Jeremy Chardy, Maria Sharapova, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Sloane Stephens. Go guys!
- Maria Sharapova to face Makarova in Australian Open quarterfinals after defeating Kirsten Flipkens on Sunday
2nd seed Maria Sharapova annihilated Kirsten Flipkens 6-1 6-0 & will face Ekaterina Makarova in the QFs of the Australian Open
Maria Sharapova set the record for the fewest games lost en route to the Australian Open quarterfinals today, having conceded just five games in the first four rounds. The previous record at the Australian Open is held by Steffi Graf (eight games) and the overall record at a Grand Slam event is held by Mary Pierce who lost four games on her way to the French Open 1994 quarterfinals.
Maria Sharapova has played 4 matches in this year's Australian Open, dropping only 5 games and has double bagel'd her opponent in 2 matches!
What am I doing here? I was supposed to be gone two weeks ago.really...i stayed for more of this...another beard! you've got another beard Maria! You MUST come out of the closet. You MUST! If you don't the world will presume you're straight. "A new romance certainly does not appear to be getting in the way of Maria Sharapova, who is into the last eight of the Australian Open for the loss of just five games. After breaking off her engagement to basketball player Sasha Vujacic last year, the French Open champion has taken up with Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov, four years her junior at 21."
Long overdue shout out to my roommates Jeremy and Huan for letting me hog the TV during the Australian Open. You da best!
Maria Sharapova took out one Williams sister in the third round of the Australian Open (6-1, 6-3), but she will still fall victim to a Williams when the tournament is over...
The top seeds continue to dominate on the women's bracket at the 2013 Australian Open. On Sunday, No. 2 Maria Sharapova and No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska both won in straight sets to advance to the quarterfinals.
Sharapova, Makarova set up all-Russian quarterfinal MELBOURNE, January 20, 2013 Maria Sharapova has lost only five games in four matches on the way to the Australian Open quarterfinals, a record at the season’s first major that seems to be immaterial to the 25-year-old Russian. Sharapova beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-1, 6-0 on Sunday to continue a dominant and unparalleled run. “Well I’m certainly happy to be playing this well but ... it only gets tougher from here,” said Sharapova. Steffi Graf conceded only eight games in her opening four matches here in 1989, when she won the second of her three straight Australian Open titles. Monica Seles matched that mark. Sharapova has been even more dominant. She started with a pair of 6-0, 6-0 wins the first time that has happened at a major since 1985 and then beat Venus Williams 6-1, 6-3 in the third round. “The year that I won here I don’t think there were many games that I lost, but I don’t think it was five or six,” she said, reflecting . ...
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Elena Visnina, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Maria Kirilenko, Ekaterina Makarova, and Maria Sharapova...5 Russian women still alive in the Australian Open sweet sixteen...but Serena is serving as fast as she ever has!!! wow!!! China counting on Na Li...
Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams became just another Maria Sharapova victim as the Russian took her astonishing Australian Open start up a notch in the third round on Friday night. Sharapova, 25, whose preparation for the tournament was limited by a collarbone injury, had gone through the first two rounds without losing a game, blitzing fellow Russian Olga Puchkova and Japan’s Misaki Doi. Unlike those victims, Williams at least made it onto the scoreboard as Sharapova won 6-1 6-3. Sharapova’s concession of just four games over the first three rounds equals German great Steffi Graf’s 1989 mark as the fewest conceded by any woman to that stage of the Open since the move to 128-player draws in 1988. Williams had been expected to give the No.2 seed her first real fight of the tournament, despite the 32-year-old no longer playing at the standard that netted her two US Open and five Wimbledon titles between 2000-08 and helped the American to the world No.1 ranking in 2002. But Sharapova, who ...
2nd seed Maria Sharapova sends Venus Williams crashing out of the Australian Open in a straight sets defeat -
The big four Grand Slams will obviously be the highlight of the calendar year in Tennis . Last season Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray all claimed one each. Will it be a return to a more dominant year for the Serb, Novak Djokovic though, with Nadal still struggling with fitness problems and Federer heading to the twilight years of his career? In the women’s category, can world number one Victoria Azarenka hold off the challenges of Serena Williams? Will Maria Sharapova make a bigger impact? The action starts mid January with the Australian Open, followed by the French Open in May, Wimbledon in July and the US Open to round off the Slam series in August. So much to look out for in the world of tennis in 2013.
Have you been watching the Australian Open? Some of us have been watching live matches that start at 3:00am (EST) on ESPN3. Melbourne is 16 hours ahead of us so they are the feature night matches that are starting at 9:00pm their time. Friday, 3:00am – Maria Sharapova versus Venus Williams. Tough match not to set the alarm for.
Venus Williams used her powerful serve to full effect to start her Australian Open campaign with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan on Monday.
Former champion Maria Sharapova will meet Venus Williams in the third round of the Australian Open.
Venus Williams beats Alize Cornet 6-3, 6-3 to set-up a 3rd-round clash with Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open.
There's certainly a colour of choice at the Australian Open this year.
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Whoa! Maria Sharapova has beaten 2 opponents in a row 6-0, 6-0! She's on fire, but so is Venus! Can't wait to see that match at the Australian Open!
Maria Sharapova makes her debut in the Australian Open
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Catch the 15 time major champion Serena Williams in action tonight!! Also Venus Williams advances to the 3rd round of the Australian Open where she will meet Maria Sharapova.
Some interesting matches at the Australian Open: Robson v Kvitova, Venus v Sharapova, Watson v Radwanska, Keys v Kerber, Ivanovic v Jankovic. Which one are you waiting for ?
Sam Stosur, Maria Sharapova and David Ferrer were all in action on a packed third day at the Australian Open.
World Sports News Radwanska wants more at Aussie Open Polish star Agnieszka Radwanska is unbeaten after two tournament wins this year, which has only prompted her to work harder to improve. The world No.4 may have played second fiddle to rampant Maria Sharapova on Wednesday, but Radwanska also cruised into the third round of the Australian Open and already has the finals in her sights. Radwanska reached her first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon last year when she went down to Serena Williams, and is chasing more time in the major spotlight. However the 23-year-old may not get the opportunity to play Williams at Melbourne Park after doubt increased over the American's fitness. Williams rolled an ankle during her first round win over Romanian Edina Gallovits-Hall and on Wednesday switched her practice session to train indoors in private. The 15-times major winner said on Tuesday her ankle was sore and swollen but she would know more over the following 24 hours. Late on Wednesday afternoon the reigning Wimbled ...
World Sports News Tomic eyes top 10 after ideal Open start Bernard Tomic's explosive Australian Open start has convinced him more than ever that a top 10 ranking this year is achievable. Tomic continued his superb Australian summer with the perfect start to his Open campaign, blowing Argentine Leonardo Mayer off court on Tuesday night in little more than an hour and a half. The 20-year-old's 6-3 6-2 6-3 victory leaves him one of only three surviving locals in the tournament's second round, and comes just days after he won his maiden tour title in Sydney to lift his world ranking to 43. Tomic admits he is enjoying the fruits of his improved commitment to the game - which coincides with Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter banning him from the upcoming tie next month because of previous problems with his professionalism. And if he can continue that commitment and his current level of tennis, the Gold Coast player believes he can crack the world's top 10 by year's end. "I think it's very achievable the way I'm going ...
Check out all the action from the second half of Day 3 of the Australian Open including Djokovic and V. Williams.
Maria Sharapova to meet Venus Williams in 3rd round of Australian Open.
Still no major upsets at the Australian Open...still early...interesting 3rd match-up (should they both win their 2nd rd matches): Venus Williams v Maria Sharapova
Stayed up too late, but got to see the amazingness that is Maria Sharapova post her second double bagel (That's 6-0, 6-0) in a row in the Australian Open. Don't know if that's ever been done in a women's major. She's played two matches and has barely spen an hour and a half on the court. I really hope this is her year. Next up, though, Venus Williams.
Last Monday, the Rod Laver Arena opened the 1st ATP/WTA Grand Slam for 2013, the Australian Open. The tournament will run from Jan 14-27 and the first game of each day usually starts at 11AM Australian time.   Last year, Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka claimed the singles title. Both players will defend their titles and received the top seeding in the tournament.   Almost all of the top men and women players in the world have breezed through their respective opponents in the first two days of competition. Expect the matches to be competitive as it enters the second round until if reaches the finals for both men's and women's singles competition.   For Wednesday, top seed and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will play USA's youngster Ryan Harrison, 8th seed Janko Tipsaveric will meet Slovak Lukas Lacko and 22nd seed Fernando Verdasco will face Belgian Xavier Malisse.   In the women's singles event, 2nd seed Maria Sharapova will go up against Japan's Misaki Doi, Taipei's Yung-Jan Chan will ...
Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams are among the early winners with Novak Djokovic still to come on day one of the Australian Open.
Watch the Australian Open live at bet365 The 2013 Australian Open gets underway today and you can watch the action live at bet365. There will be an extensive range of In-Play betting opportunities available throughout the tournament with markets including Point Betting, Next Game Winner, Current Set Winner and Match Winner. To enjoy the action, simply log in to your account, ...click on the In-Play link at the top of the homepage and select the match that you wish to view. Alternatively, click on the Live Streaming link to launch the console and then select a match from the list of events. Reigning Men’s event champion Novak Djokovic, aiming to win his fourth Australian Open title, heads the betting from Roger Federer and Andy Murray. In the Women’s draw, last year’s winner Victoria Azarenka faces tough competition from fellow 2012 Grand Slam winners Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. With fantastic Live Streaming and a wide variety of pre-match and In-Play markets, bet365 is the number one place ...
Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova looking sharp in their opening round matches at the Australian Open. I interviewed Maria after her impressive win - she seemed very relaxed and happy!!!
Tennis - Australian Open Women First round Sharapova leads top trio into second round Maria Sharapova swept aside any fears about her fitness with a ruthless 6-0 6-0 victory over Olga Puchkova as a trio of top women progressed with ease on the first morning of the Australian Open. Sharapova, the 2008 champion and runner up to Victoria Azarenka last year, was quickly joined in the second round by Venus Williams and Li Na after both the former losing finalists also enjoyed emphatic wins. Despite the record temperatures which have gripped Australia for the last couple of weeks, the year's first Grand Slam opened in mild conditions under overcast skies at Melbourne Park. There was nothing mild about Sharapova's demolition of Puchkova on Rod Laver Arena, however, and after saving a couple of break points in the opening game, she powered her way to victory over her compatriot in just 55 minutes. Smashing winners at will, particularly off her forehand, the Russian showed no signs of the collar bone injury that s ...
Serena Takes Her Shot THURSDAY, JANUARY 03, 2013 /BY PETER BODO Print The other day in Brisbane, Serena Williams declared that one of her remaining goals is to perform the greatest feat in tennis: Win a calendar-year Grand Slam. Asked if she felt she had a shot at that prize this year, Serena replied: “I think for me, absolutely.” Having a more highly developed sense of public relations at this point in her career, or a sharper desire for hedging what amounts to a very big bet, Serena added: “I think maybe whoever wins the Australian Open will have that same thought. I think there is no way that Victoria (Azarenka) or Maria (Sharapova) or maybe some other players don't feel the same way. So I think I definitely feel that way.” We’re likely to see whose feeling is most powerful at this early stage of the year tomorrow, when Serena squares off against the woman who looms as her main rival, world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka. Serena’s record against Azarenka is a nearly spotless 11-1, the lone blemish ...
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What do you guys think? Will Maria Sharapova win the Australian Open or will it be someone else?
Australian Open shared the following link and had this to say about it: Will Maria Sharapova exact her revenge in 2013 and capture another Australian Open crown?
Despite withdrawing from the Brisbane International, Maria Sharapova should be all set to play at the Australian Open which starts January 14...
411: Murray Seeded Third In The Aussie Open !!! Andy Murray has been confirmed as the third seed for the upcoming Australian Open. The British number one, who won his maiden Grand Slam at last year’s US Open and yesterday retained his Brisbane Open title, is looking to win at Melbourne Park for the first time after finishing runner-up in 2010 and 2011. Top seed in the men’s draw is world number one and two-time reigning champion Novak Djokovic, with Roger Federer second, David Ferrer fourth and Tomas Berdych fifth. Rafa Nadal, the world number four, pulled out of the tournament last week through illness. The top women’s seed is Victoria Azarenka, followed by Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Agnieszka Radwanska and Angelique Kerber, matching the ATP world rankings. The Australian Open takes places between January 14-27.IRE O.
there are only two good things about the Australian Open, Anna Ivanavic and Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova is the first big name to step onto Rod Laver Arena in preparation for the upcoming Australian Open.
Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Brisbane International tournament this week due to an injury to her right collarbone, but has said that the injury will not derail her chances at the upcoming 2013 Australian Open later this month...
Australian Open doubts for Maria Sharapova: Maria Sharapova, the world No 2, insists her Australian Open plans a...
Last year’s US Open semi-final between the Australian Open champ and Maria Sharapova should have been one of the most
Tennis - Maria Sharapova (injured right collarbone) withdraws from Brisbane, expects to play in Australian Open
Tennis Latest: Sharapova out of Brisbane event - Maria Sharapova pulls out of the Brisbane International on Tuesday as a precaution before the Australian Open.
Maria Sharapova explains to the media the reasons for her pull out from the Brisbane International tournament.Maria Sharapova's preparations for the Australian Open suffered a blow when she was forced...
Sharapova suffers Aussie Open injury blow Maria Sharapova has suffered a blow to her Australian Open title hopes after having to withdraw from the Brisbane International with a collarbone injury.
Arithmetic IMG: Djokovic + = Federer Nadal? Roger Federer Photo Getty Images Media giant IMG ( International Management Group), which is known for being the managerial company for dozens of the most famous athletes of the world, including Tiger Woods, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, it seems has not the best of times. In May of this year, Roger Federer , who by that time has expired contract with IMG, did not want to renew for a further term, and together with his long-agent Tony Godsikom left the company. After 12 years of very successful work with IMG, Federer decided to indulge in a "single voyage." There are quite persistent rumors that Roger with Tony about to announce the creation of its own sports agency and even called when it happens - during Australian Open. Tennisspace quotes a passage from an interview with Federer, which sheds some light on the upcoming announcement, "It was tough year - and I have nothing on it was time. We had to discuss it calmly and we will take action, starting with US ...
Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Samantha Stosur, Petra Kvitova, Sara Errani, Angelique Kerber, Caroline Wozniacki, and Maria Sharapova are reportedly going to play in the Brisbane International in 2013, which is a tune up to the Australian Open.
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Australian Open | Jan. 21, 2007. Serena Williams celebrates a point during the 2007 Australian Open finals against Maria Sharapova. Williams, who was unseeded because of her World no. 81 ranking, continued on to beat Sharapova and win the tournament. Photo by: David Callow/SI
Maria Sharapova wins 6-4 6-2 to end her drought against Azarenka. Returns the favor from Australian Open.
Gallery: Maria Sharapova models tennis fashion for Australian Open
Maria Sharapova is showing her perfect body. She is one of the most beautiful tennis players of all times. She has 3 Grand Slam titles. she won Wimbledon in 2004 at the age of 18. She also won the US Open in 2006 and the Australian Open in 2008 to confirm her quality as a tennis player.
World number one Victoria Azarenka repeated her Australian Open triumph over Maria Sharapova to reach her first US Open final.
We may have the pleasure of watching Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka play against each other as soon as their draw is complete. It happened in this year's Australian Open and could easily happen again this week...
Maria Sharapova is known as one of the beauty queen in tennis industry. She had won 3 Grand Slam trophy, including Australian Open in 2008, Wimbledon in 2004...
Novak Djokovic & Maria Sharapova begin training January 6th ahead of the Australian Open 2012.
The Tennis Space guide to Maria Sharapova vs Victoria Azarenka in the final of the Australian Open.
Maria Sharapova hits the court at Melbourne Park for Australian Open practice just days after being bundled out of the ASB Classic quarterfinals in Auckland.
Maria Sharapova Shows Cleavage at Press Conference at the Australian Open 2008(14pics…
2012 French Open champion and new World No. 1 and this year's Australian Open champion Maria Sharapova has confirmed that she will be returning to Uniprix St...
Azarenka reclaims world number one spot Belarusian Victoria Azarenka returned to the world number one spot in the latest rankings released thanks to American Serena Williams' victory over Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska in the Wimbledon final. Australian Open champion Azarenka reclaims the ranking that she lost to Maria Sharapova after the Russian's French Open success. The rankings: 1. Victoria Azarenka 8800 pts (+1), 2. Agnieszka Radwanska 8530 (+1), 3. Maria Sharapova 8370 (-2), 4. Serena Williams 7360 (+2), 5. Samantha Stosur 6195.
Maria Sharapova is the 2004 Wimbledon, 2006 U.S. Open, and 2008 Australian Open champion.
Maria Sharapova of Russia and Ana Ivanovic of Serbia pose ahead of the women's final match on day thirteen of the Australian Open 2008 at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia.
I'm in love with this Tennis player.Maria Sharapova | Photo Gallery - Yahoo! Sports
Yea! Maria Sharapova won the French Open! She can add that to her wins at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Australian Open!
Australian Open wrote: The Australian Open salutes Maria Sharapova for her 6-3 6-2 triumph over Sera Errani in the women's final at ROLAND-GARROS. Who will we be celebrating tomorrow morning?
Maria Sharapova bids to win her first French Open title when she plays Sara Errani of Italy at 1400 BST.
Maria Sharapova has made history again 10th female to win a career slam,the 5th female player to win a Major after a career threatening injury,the first Russian female to win the Australian Open,the 3rd woman to defeat World number 1 and 2 and win US Open and the 3rd youngest Female to win in Wimbledon.Galing nandoon pa sa box niya si Cecil Mamiit hitting partner niya during the clay season.
Maria Sharapova, 25, Russin, overpowered Sara Errani, 23, Italian, seeded to win the French Open final at Roland Garros for the first time and complete a career Grand Slam and also succeeded in clinching first Grand Slam title since she won the Australian Open in 2008. Sharapova named title to his
She did it! Maria Sharapova won her 4th Grand Slam title. She has now completed a career Grand Slam (a title in each Grand Slam): 2004 Wimbledon, 2006 US Open and 2008 Australian Open and 2012 Roland Garros
2004,2006,2008.& finally 2012!!! After wining Wimbledon,US & Australian open respectively, Maria Sharapova hs completd hr carrier 'Grand Slam' wins by Wining d French Open 2day. Though her opponent was a bit slow on d court but she has produced exceptional skills which will be hard 2 find in Mens Singles final 2mrw!!! HATS OFF 2 d glamour girl of Tennis. Congrats MaSha!
Congratulations to Maria Sharapova for winning the French Open. She reclaims the number 1 ranking and becomes just the 10th woman all time to win all 4 major titles, the Australian Open, The French Open, Wimbledon and The U.S. Open. Not just another pretty face but one *** of a tennis player, good work Maria!
Maria Sharapova the new queen of clay, and become the new world number 1. Plus her Grand Slam career was completed. Wimbledon 2004. US Open 2006. Australian Open 2008. French Open 2012.
Maria Sharapova smashes a ball into Serena's body at the 2007 Australian Open. Williams ended up winning 6:1 6:2
Australian Open Someone's happy today. Maria Sharapova beats Li Na in Rome 4-6 6-4 7-6. Who thinks the world No.2 will be the world No.1 this year? (PS: the men's final in Rome between Nadal and Djokovic has been postponed because of rain). Rgds
Maria Sharapova opens Australian Open with victory -
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