Grand Slam & Maria Sharapova

The four Major tennis tournaments, also called the Slams, are the most important tennis events of the year in terms of World Tour ranking points, tradition, prize-money awarded, strength and size of player field, and public attention. 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 upsets Simona Halep in first Grand Slam match since suspension
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Tennis News. Maria Sharapova makes stunning return to Grand Slam tennis by upsetting Simona Halep at US Open
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Maria Sharapova sparkles on return to grand slam stage
Maria Sharapova wins her first Grand Slam match since her drug ban
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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
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Maria Sharapova won 5th Grand Slam today at French Open. This is why she once almost changed her name to Sugarpova:
The tennis superstar beat Russias Maria Sharapova in the final 6-3, 7-6 5. She is now third in a list of Grand Slam singles champs.
Serena Williams defeats Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open to win her 19th Grand Slam tournament.
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Serena has beaten Maria to win the sixth Australian Open and her 19th Grand Slam title
With 19th Grand Slam, Serena eyes all-time record
Australian Open 2015 Live.Streaming Tennis Online hdq full day coverage January19 - February 01 , 2015 Australian Open 2015 Live.Streaming Tennis Online hdqThe 2015 Australian Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments of the year, and the first Grand Slam of the season was made even more exciting by the fierce play on the courts of Melbourne Park. With top stars such as Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal all advancing Wednesday and No. 1 seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams on tap for Day 4, tennis fans won’t have a chance to relax with all of the elite matchups on the schedule. Here is all the vital viewing information for Day 4 at the 2015 Australian Open and a spoiler-free preview of the biggest matchups.Where: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, AustraliaWatch: ESPN 2Live Stream: WatchESPN and AusOpen.comReplay Coverage: ESPN 3 (3 to 11 a.m. ET)Full Day 4 Schedule: AusOpen.com Live Video - Video - Australian Open Tennis Championships ...Watch all the latest video on demand from the 2015 ...
Tenth seed Grigor Dimitrov set up a tantalising third-round clash with Marcos Baghdatis after overcoming Lukas Lacko 6-3, 6-7(10), 6-3, 6-3 in two hours and 49 minutes. The Bulgarian leads Baghdatis 5-1in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series and is bidding to reach the fourth round at Melbourne Park for the second year in a row. Last year, he went on to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final (l. to Nadal) before then making the Wimbledon semi-finals (l. to Djokovic). Sharapova: Awaiting Maria Sharapova in the third round will be No.31 seed and WTA Rising Star Zarina Diyas, who also won a marathon, outlasting Anna Schmiedlova in two hours and 40 minutes, 3-6, 6-2, 8-6. Sharapova and Diyas will be playing againsteach other for the first time.
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
As another season kicks off, we want to know: Which player do you think is more likely to win multiple Grand Slam titles in 2015? Rafa Nadal, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic or Maria Sharapova.
Caroline Wozniacki runs past Maria Sharapova to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal since 2012 -...
NEW YORK, USA – Maria Sharapova was knocked out of the US Open by Caroline Wozniacki on Sunday, August 31, leaving the women's draw with just two of its top eight seeds while Roger Federer made the most of heavy rain to make the last-16. Five-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova ...
While five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova was defeated by Danish 10th seed Caroline Wozniacki, Gilles Simon sent Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer crashing to his earliest US Open defeat in f...
Porsche, Maria Sharapova and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) team up for a good cause. A summer soiree, presented by Porsche, celebrated the launch of the 'Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Campaign’ (FTBC) and the 20th Anniversary at The New Museum in New York City, just ahead this year´s final Grand Slam tournament, the 2014 US Open. Great look with our new Porsche Design JewelBag which will be available soon.
[Sport] CINCINNATI: Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova reached the semi-finals of the Cincinnati tournament on Fr
Maria Sharapova won her second French Open title in three years at Roland Garros on Saturday, defeating Romania's Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4 in a gripping final, the first to go the full distance in Paris in 13 years and the second longest on record. It was the 27-year-old Russian's fifth Grand Slam title, bringing her level with Martina Hingis on the all-time list and it came 10 years after she won her first major at Wimbledon 2004.
Dhoni remains the country's most valuable athlete, according to Forbes magazine. Dhoni is the fifth most valuable sportsperson in the world, a list jointly headed by Roger Federer and Tiger Woods. 'Value' is attached depending on the quantum of money they have earned from fees and endorsements in a year. As per Forbes, Federer and Woods each earned $46 million each in 2013. Dhoni earned $21 million, two million less than tennis queen Maria Sharapova at No. 4. Basketball star LeBron James (27 million USD) and Phil Mickelson (25 million USD) are second and third, respectively. Soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are valued at 13 million USD each According to the ATP World Tour's website, Federer's name is so popular that it costs tournament organisers more than $1m just to get a starting guarantee from Federer's management. His 10-year contract with Nike is reportedly worth a total of $100m. Federer holds a record 17 Grand Slam tennis titles, while Woods has won 14 Major golf titles, second only ...
Tennis | Wimbledon Kevin Anderson writes Bouchard faces Kvitova for Wimbledon title 05 July 2014, 08:52 Eugenie Bouchard will become an overnight phenomenon and multi-million dollar superstar if she defeats Petra Kvitova in Saturday's Wimbledon final. Exactly 10 years to the day when 17-year-old Maria Sharapova blitzed Serena Williams on Centre Court, the same fate awaits the 20-year-old, the first Canadian in history to reach a Grand Slam singles final. The comparisons between Bouchard and Sharapova are impossible to avoid. Both are tall, blonde and photogenic with the composed and self-confident high-profiles slavishly courted by blue-chip suitors desperate for endorsement. But Bouchard refuses to get ahead of herself. "First and foremost I focus on the tennis. Whatever comes with it, I take in my stride. I know it's part of the job and I appreciate everything that comes with it," said the Montreal native who will pocket more than $3 million if she triumphs on Sunday. "But I know if I don't perform on t ...
News now from Wimbledon 2014 and my Heartiest Congratulations To Number 6 seed Petra Kvitova and To The young sensation from Canada Number 13 seed Eugenie Bouchard for reaching the finals and will contest The Ladies Final On Saturday. Both won in straight sets. Kvitova a winner here In 2011 where she beat Maria Sharapova the only final she has been in a Grand Slam before this one. Both on Grass. She got the better of Lucie Safarova in a tie break First set before breezing through The 2nd Set 6-1. She won 7-6, 6-1. Eugenie Bouchard was guaranteed a Top 10 entry coming into the Match against Simona Halep The Number 3 seed and she also won The First Set via Tie break. After that she breezed through the second set as Halep was struggling with an ankle injury she suffered while slipping on The bare grass near the base line. I mean First time In Wimbledon I have seen the base line as Dry as this and a close up view showed there were cracks on it. Just wondered The cracks were like The Lords Cricket ground pitc ...
(June 24, 2014) WIMBLEDON – French Open champion and 2004 Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova demolished British wild card Samantha Murray 6-1, 6-0 on Tuesday in a first-round match at Wimbledon. “There’s always a bit more tension coming into the first round of a Grand Slam,” Sharapova said. “It was
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Samantha Murray put up a brave battle before going down 6-1 6-0 to Maria Sharapova on Court 1 at Wimbledon today. Barry Scollo, Director of Tennis at the Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy, said: "We're proud of Sam. It was her first time on a major court at a Grand Slam and she did really well, especially early on. "This experience will help her progress and will also help motivate some of our other players."
Last year's Wimbledon was the most unpredictable in memory. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova - owners of a combined 10 titles at the All England Club - were all gone by the end of the second round. Five-time champion Serena Williams left in the fourth. Add in the record-equaling withdrawals or mid-match retirements because of health problems. And to cap it all, Andy Murray finally gave Britain the men's champion it had wanted for more than three-quarters of a century. What might 2014 have in store? Here are five things to watch at Wimbledon, where play begins Monday: 'MURRESMO': The pairing of Murray and his new coach, Amelie Mauresmo, was quickly dubbed ''Murresmo,'' and their partnership is sure to draw a lot of notice. For one thing, Murray won the grass-court Grand Slam tournament - the first British man in 77 years to do so - with Ivan Lendl in his corner a year ago. For another, it's unusual for a top male tennis player to be coached by a woman. But Murray was coached for years by his ...
Ten years ago at Wimbledon, Maria Sharapova won her first Grand Slam title at age 17. Two weeks ago at Roland Garros, she won her fifth Grand Slam at age 27. "It's incredible to be sitting here 10 years after
on the double . Maria Sharapova shove aside Simona Halep to win fifth Grand Slam
Happy Birthday to Venus Williams. Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1 and is ranked World No. 30 in singles as of June 9, 2014. She has been ranked World No. 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association on three separate occasions. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on February 25, 2002, becoming the first American black woman to achieve this feat during the Open Era. She is credited as changing the women's game and ushering a new, modern era of power and athleticism on the women's professional tennis tour. She is also regarded as the best grass court player of her generation and she is widely considered as one of the all-time greats of women's tennis. Her seven Grand Slam singles titles tie her for twelfth on the all time list, and is more than any other active female player except for her younger sister Serena Williams. Her 22 overall Grand Slam titles consist of seven in singles, thirteen in women's doubles, ...
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Maria Sharapova wins the French Open; it's her 5th Grand Slam title and 2nd at Roland Garros
Congrats Maria Sharapova, one of my favorite female athletes, on winning 2nd French Open and 5th Grand Slam!
PARIS -- Even though her serve failed her repeatedly, Maria Sharapova is a French Open champion once again. Sharapova won her second title at Roland Garros in the last three years, overcoming 12 double-faults Saturday to beat fourth-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 in the final. "This is the toughest Grand Slam final I've ever played," Sharapova said on court. "Really, this tournament means so much to me. It's a tournament, when I was young and growing up, I wanted to win. More from ESPN.com She doesn't seem to fit the part, but somehow Maria Sharapova has made herself into the best women's clay-court player in the world, writes Greg Garber. Story "To think that I've won it two times is, I don't know. So emotional right now, I can't even talk." Sharapova has struggled with her serve this week and was broken seven times in the final on Court Philippe Chatrier. But she was able to hold off Halep, and hold her serve in the final game, with steady groundstrokes that kept the Romanian on the run. After Sh ...
Maria Sharapova captured her second French Open title and fifth Grand Slam crown with a three-set victory over fourth- seeded Simona Halep on Saturday.
Watching the Roland Garros Women's final, waiting on Maria Sharapova to win her 5th Grand Slam. Can't believe few are in her corner considering how tough she is!
Maria Sharapova has won all of her four Grand Slam titles in even years (2004, 2006, 2008 and 2012). Will today be a lucky day in 2014 for her as she goes for her 5th Grand Slam?
The French Open 2014 has reached the finals stage. The main attraction of the finals though is the greatest rivalry in modern tennis - World No1. Rafael Nadal Vs World No.2 Novak Djokovic. The duo have clashed for 41 times (the most in the Open Era), with Nadal leading 22-19 over Novak. As we know, the Spaniard is the KING OF CLAY, and has won 8 of the 9 French Opens that he participated. Out of 61 matches played till date, he has lost jus a single match against Robin Soderling in 2009. So, an amazing 60-1 W-L record. Can the Serbian tame the raging Spanish bull who is lookin for his 14th career Grand Slam and 9th French Open title??.. In my opinion, it wud be a BIG NO as evident from his performances in this tournament. But, anythng can happen on the day of final as we saw in the final of this yr's Aus open. But, all the above is on Sunday. Tomoro is the women's final between Russia's Maria Sharapova and Romania's Simona Halep. Simona is the current world no.4 and Sharapova world no.7, but the latter ha ...
The ROLAND-GARROS women's final is set! Maria Sharapova will meet Simona Halep in Saturday's final. Will Sharapova win her 2nd Roland Garros title or will Halep win her first Grand Slam in Paris?
Eugenie Bouchard looked up to Maria Sharapova when the Canadian was young. Now she'll get a chance to meet her in a Grand Slam semifinal.
In what will be a clash of the beauties, four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova will take on the Canadian Tennis Princess Eugenie Bouchard for a place in Saturdays championship clash at the 2014 French Open on Thursday. Can the superstar put up a clinical act to romp through to her third succ…
Andrea Petkovic, Simona Halep win PARIS -- Andrea Petkovic and Simona Halep completed the French Open semifinal pairings with straight-set wins Wednesday, and one of them will be in a Grand Slam final for the first time. Petkovic, a 28th-seeded German, beat 2012 French Open runner-up Sara Errani of Italy 6-2, 6-2. The fourth-seeded Halep defeated 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, also 6-2, 6-2. "I have to say, today I was in a real zone. I didn't think at all," Petkovic said. "I was just focused on what I had to do." Neither Petkovic nor Halep has ever played in the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament. But they will meet on Thursday with a spot in the final against either Maria Sharapova or Eugenie Bouchard on the line. Petkovic was first to complete her match on a wet day at Roland Garros. And although she had some trouble holding serve at the start of each set, her groundstrokes consistently landed near the lines, many of them for winners. "I had a very good game plan from my coach. It didn't work in ...
Eugenie looks to take it one step further on Thursday when she takes on four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova. The match will be shown LIVE on TSN starting at 9 a.m. ET tomorrow. Please help spread the word if you can.
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. :)
No matter how much the tennis world craves rivalries, it needs to stop considering 17-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and WTA glamour gal Maria Sharapova as one.
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Inspired Giorgi Stuns Sharapova WTA - Indian Wells, CA, USA - She's mysterious - she seems to send shockwaves through the tennis world when people least expect it - and Camila Giorgi has done it again, this time at the BNP Paribas Open , coming out of qualifying and now reaching the fourth round with a win over Maria Sharapova . Giorgi, who also reached her first two Grand Slam second weeks as a qualifier - Wimbledon in 2012, the US Open in 2013 - battled more than two and a half hours to edge the No.4-seeded Sharapova in a nail-biter, 63 46 75. Things got a little tricky at the end as Sharapova twice rallied from a break down in the third set - including with Giorgi serving for it at 5-4 - but the Italian regrouped to close it out. "It was a really good match - it wasn't too consistent, but it was great anyway," Giorgi said. "I just tried to play my game and keep going, and even if I missed, I still played my game. I didn't change. "I think I was just playing more aggressive than her at the end and that ...
18-times Grand Slam champion Chris Evert has said that the newly crowned Australian Open champion Na Li is right up there with the World No.1 Serena Williams, four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova and double Major winner Victoria Azarenka as far as the hot-favorites for winning the rest of t...
Li, Cibulkov clash in women’s final China’s Li Na will seek her second major title on Saturday when she faces a first-time Grand Slam finalist, 20th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova, in the Australia Open final. According to SI.com, the path looks paved for the No.4 seed, 31, to finally win the title in Melbourne, after losing the final in 2011 and 2013. She nearly lost in the third round when No. 26 Lucie Safarova sent potential winner a match point “five centimeters” long. But a slew of upsets made her draw much easier; not only did Li’s projected semifinal opponent, No. 1 seed Serena Williams, lose in the fourth round, but other potentially tricky opponents also went down, including No. 6 Petra Kvitova, No. 9 Angelique Kerber, No. 14 Ana Ivanovic and No. 15 Sabine Lisicki. In fact, the 24th-ranked Cibulkova will be Li’s first top-25 opponent this tournament. That’s a far cry from having to play Kim Clijsters in the 2011 final or having to beat Maria Sharapova and then face Victoria Azarenka i .. ...
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 ...
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 ...
NBC's Maria Sharapova Isn't Going to Talk About LGBT People As part of NBC's Olympics coverage, the tennis star is assigned to share stories about how beautiful it is to live in Russia, where she's from. January the 18th, 2014. BY LUCAS GRINDLEY Source: Advocate.com In her NBC reports about how great it is to live in Sochi, don't ask Maria Sharapova to mention what it's like for LGBT people there. "I have discussed the issue a couple of times," she says, according to NDTV Sports, adding she's "said everything I wanted to say." The four-time tennis Grand Slam champion grew up in Sochi and was the flag bearer for Russia in the last Summer Olympic Games in London. "I'm going to be showcasing the city of Sochi to a worldwide audience, and we will be doing a few segments." This is exactly the problem LGBT activists have with the Olympics being held in Sochi while Russia enforces a new *** propaganda" law, and while a proposed law is on deck that would remove children from their homes if parents are LGBT. The . ...
Sharapova rebuffs *** quiz - Four-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova has refused to be drawn on Russi...
BRISBANE, Australia — With Serena Williams set to play Maria Sharapova in the Brisbane International semifinals on Friday, her older sister Venus advanced to the ASB Classic final in Auckland, New Zealand, on a walkover. Venus Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam singles winner and former No. 1 now ran...
Maria Sharapova: Is the four-time Grand Slam champion considering retirement?
BEST ATP MATCHES OF 2013 NOS. 5-3: ATPWorldTour.com reviews the Top 5 ATP World Tour matches of the year, beginning with Nos. 5-3. (We will look at the best Grand Slam matches of 2013 beginning Wednesday.) 5. Grigor Dimitrov d. Novak Djokovic 7-6(6), 6-7(8), 6-3, Madrid 2nd RD The signs had been there four weeks earlier that Grigor Dimitrov was set for a major win on the ATP World Tour. Long touted as one of the hottest young prospects, Dimitrov had begun to start fulfilling his potential with a runner-up showing at the Brisbane International in January. Then, at the Monte-Carlo Country Club, he took a set off the 'King of Clay' himself, Rafael Nadal, in a close quarter-final defeat. Words of wisdom from girlfriend Maria Sharapova before he walked onto court to face then-World No. 1 Novak Djokovic at the Mutua Madrid Open perhaps gave the Bulgarian the belief he needed to claim the biggest win of his career and announce himself on the ATP World Tour. He duly stepped up and produced an exhilarating and dra ...
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Debut win for Dimitrov There was a breakthrough win for Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov at the Stockholm Open. The 22-year-old, who dates four time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova, came back from one set down to stun world No.3 David Ferrer and wrap up a 2-6 6-3 6-4 win. "It's one of my biggest wins," said Dimitrov as he celebrated his first ATP World Tour title. "To beat a top guy in a final, it's a great feeling and it's good for your mental state. "You know you can hang with these guys and the next time you play against them, especially in the Grand Slams, you will be better prepared." The Stockholm title also earned Dimitrov $131,000 and saw him rise to a career high ranking of 22.
Happiness is.. Maria Sharapova defeating Serena Williams in a Grand Slam.
TOP INTERNATIONAL COACH EYES TWO YOUNG South African PROSPECTS Thomas Hogstedt, one of the world’s most prominent tennis coaches, has identified two South African sisters as potential Grand Slam champions and has taken them under his wing. The Swede, who has guided the likes of Maria Sharapova, Li Na and Caroline Wozniacki to the pinnacle of their careers, was invited by Tennis South Africa to conduct a clinic in Stellenbosch last November. At the clinic he came across the then 10-year-old Zoe Kruger who immediately caught his eye. “I saw from the first day I could transform Zoe Kruger into one of the best players in the world,” said Hogstedt. He then discovered that Kruger, who comes from Pretoria, has an equally talented younger sister, Isabella, who is just eight years old. Hogstedt has an uncanny ability to recognise what it takes to turn a pre-teenager into a champion as he proved when coaching Wozniacki as a 13-year-old. He took her to No 1 in the world. “Zoe plays an aggressive game from th ...
Some things really puzzle me several tennis players win multiple Grand Slams and get no recognition yet just because Andy Murray wins Wimbledon he is worthy of a knighthood I think its totally pathetic, Virginia Wade won the Wimbledon title in 1977 and she was never made a Dame so what is the difference. Serena Williams & Venus Williams have won 5 Wimbledon titles, Rafael Nadal has won 2 Wimbledon titles, Roger Federer has won 7 Wimbledon titles, Maria Sharapova has won 1 Wimbledon title and do they get any recognition just for winning Wimbledon no they do not. If anyone should be knighted it should be soldiers in the army who do a far more important job fighting for their country and risk their lives on a daily basis. Andy Murray stands on a tennis court hitting a ball from one side to the other and gets paid millions just for doing that its totally out of order. Serena Williams has won 16 Grand Slams in Singles, 13 Grand Slams in Doubles, 2 Grand Slams in Mixed Doubles and 4 Olympic Gold Medals (1 in Si ...
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After beating the favourite Serena Williams, earlier in the week, Germany's Sabine Lisicki has reached her 1st ever Wimbledon final. Germany's Sabine Lisicki took on Poland's Agnieszka Rdwanska for a place in the Women's final at the Wimbledon tennis Championships. Lisicki's opponent Radwanska came on the court with both thighs heavily strapped to protect muscles which had been working hard in her previous matches. The match went to 3, highly competitive sets with Lisicki taking the 1st 6-3 before Radwanska came back to win the 2nd 6-2. Then, in the 3rd set, Lisicki broke her opponent's serve to go up 8-7 before serving out for victory at 9-7. At Wimbledon in 2011, Lisicki received a wildcard to enter the tournament advancing to the semi finals of a Grand Slam tournament for the 1st time. She beat 3rd seed and recent French Open champion Li Na from China in the 2nd round before eliminated by Russia's Maria Sharapova.
Tennis - Wimbledon Order of play: Tuesday July 2 The order of play for day eight at Wimbledon, featuring all four ladies' quarter-finals. Eight women from eight different countries will walk through the gates of the All England Club on Tuesday harbouring genuine title hopes following a Wimbledon wipeout of the headline attractions. Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova, Wimbledon champion in 2011, and China's Li Na, French Open winner in the same year, are the only two who know how it feels to win a Grand Slam. After defeat for Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka's injury-enforced withdrawal, Serena Williams was expected to stroll to a sixth Wimbledon title but her fourth-round defeat by German Sabine Lisicki on Monday left the draw wide open. Kvitova takes on 20th seed Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium, a quarter-final debutant at this level, while Li faces fourth- seeded Pole Agnieszka Radwanska who was runner-up here last year. "I think it doesn't mean anything," Radwanska said, referring to her role as the high ...
Wimbledon Djokovic, Murray and Serena lead unfamiliar cast Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Serena Williams will head a cast of fresh-faced hopefuls on Monday as Wimbledon heads into the second week which will be a Federer-free zone for the first time in 11 years. A second week which had promised back-to-back blockbuster matches after Murray, seven-times champion Roger Federer and 2008 and 2010 winner Rafa Nadal had been thrown together in the same half of the draw, will instead have a distinctly unfamiliar look to it following an unforgettable week of shocks. Gone are Federer, Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka - all former world number ones, all Grand Slam champions and who between them own 35 Major trophies. Instead, the second week line-up includes an array of characters who had turned up at the All England Club expecting to play a supporting role but have been thrust into the limelight of a last-16 appearance. French duo Kenny de Schepper and Adrian Mannarino, Poland's Jerzy Janowicz, Italy' ...
Wimbledon lost seven former No.1 players on Black Wednesday : Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic and Lleyton Hewitt. That also includes players who suffered walkover and mid-match retirements: second-seeded Victoria Azarenka (walkover, right knee), men’s No. 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (retirement, left knee), John Isner (retirement, left knee) and Steve Darcis (walkover, right shoulder), 10th-seeded Marin Cilic (walkover, left knee), 2006 quarterfinalist Radek Stepanek (retirement, left hamstring); and Yaroslava Shvedova (walkover, right arm). The International Tennis Federation said the seven players forced out is believed to be the most in one day at any Grand Slam event in the 45 years of the Open Era.
THE NEWS OF WIMBLEDON 2013- Upset losses by Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova highlighted an astounding Day 3 at Wimbledon. SB Nation's Bill Connelly wrote that "there has possibly never been a day like this in tennis' long history," as favored players were defeated in droves to open up the field of championship contenders on both draws. Federer's loss to 116th-ranked Igor Sergiy Stakhovsky and Sharapova's loss to 131st-ranked Michelle Larcher de Brito were written about here and here. Federer's 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6 loss to Stakhovsky ended a record streak of 36 consecutive quarterfinals appearances in Grand Slam tournaments stretching back to 2003. Sharapova seemed to struggle with an injury during her match, but at least finished for a 6-3, 6-4 loss. More: SB Nation's full coverage of 2013 Wimbledon Six major names were forced to retire before or during matches Wednesday. Connelly listed the casualties: Victoria Azarenka, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Marin Cilic, John Isner, Radek Stepanek and Day 1 star Steve Dar ...
WACKY WEDNESDAY AT WIMBLEDON It was a strange Wednesday at Wimbledon. The headlines of the day were the shock upsets of Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova. But in total seven former world no. 1 players failed to advance beyond the second round today, including Ana Ivanovic, Lleyton Hewitt, Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Jankovic. Victoria Azarenka was the seventh no. 1 to depart, withdrawing from her match today due to an injury sustained in her previous match, as did Steve Darcis, the player who upset Rafa Nadal in the first round on Monday. John Isner injured his knee in his first service game and had to retire. Marin Cilic, Radek Stepanek, and Jo Wilfried Tsonga were also injured in their matches and retired. Yaroslava Shvedova also withdrew, bringing the total of withdrawals and retirements on one day to seven, a record for a single day in a Grand Slam. Hopefully all the players can make speedy recoveries and get back on the courts soon.
Nadal puts the gentleman in gentlemen's singles LONDON (Reuters) - For Rafael Nadal dignity in defeat is a deeply held belief and, along with his arch rivals, the Spaniard has put the gentleman back into the gentlemen's singles at Wimbledon. Compare that with the catfight that broke out between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova in the lead-up to the world's most famous tennis tournament. Nadal, who tumbled out of the championships in a straight sets defeat by Belgian journeyman Steve Darcis on the opening day, declined to blame his wounded knee despite persistent questioning at the post-match news conference. He doesn't do excuses. The Spaniard, like Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, is a great believer in mutual respect. The leading quartet on the men's circuit do not indulge in slanging matches. That prompted Latvian player Ernests Gulbis to complain in an interview with French newspaper L'Equipe last month that: "Tennis today badly lacks characters... all four of them are boring players. ...
Last Monday, the Wimbledon started at the fabled All England Lawn Tennis Club in London, England. This is the 3rd Grand Slam event for both the ATP/WTA and will run until July 7. For Wednesday, the second round action begins at the Centre Court with featured matches on both the men's and single's event. Second seed Victoria Azarenka will face Italy's Flavia Pennetta while third seed Roger Federer will go up against Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky. Great Britain's hero Andy Murray would also have a match on this day. He will face Taipei's Yen-Hsun Lu at the No. 1 Court. Crowd darling and third seed Maria Sharapova will also play on Wednesday and face Portugal's Michelle Larcher De Brito. The sportsbook handicappers have installed Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams as the favorites to win the Wimbledon title in their respective events.
Five-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams shrugged off her bitter rift with Maria Sharapova to rack up her 32nd successive win with a 6-1, 6-3 triumph over Luxembourg's Mandy Minella in the first round on Tuesday. World number one Williams came into her title defence opener at the centre of a storm for her controversial comments on a US high school rape case and for her dig at Sharapova's romance with her own ex-boyfriend, Bulgarian player Grigor Dimitrov. The 31-year-old took out her frustrations on the hapless Minella, the world number 92 who has never defeated a top-30 player, let alone one of the calibre of Williams, whose French Open title three weeks ago took her majors haul to 16. Victory was also her 75th in her last 78 matches, a run that stretches back to her shock first round departure at Roland Garros in 2012, the worst Grand Slam exit of her career. Tuesday's 32nd successive win took her to within just three of the record set by older sister Venus in 2000. “I never think about the run, I ...
Wimbledon Tennis Championships begins in London Jun 24 The 127th edition of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship begins in London on Monday. The top seeds like Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are taking part in this competition. While Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupati, Rohan Bopanna with their partners will take part in men's doubles, Sania Mirza will be playing women's doubles with her American partner Leizel Huber. The duo of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja will play their first ever Grand Slam match today. A report. The first Indian who played at the Wimbledon, was Sardar Nihal Singh in 1908. Later, Vijay Amritraj from Madras has been a regular to the Wimbledon since 1969. He had the distinction of reaching the quarter-final stage in 1973 and then again in 1981. In 1999, top seeds Leander Paes and his partner Mahesh Bhupathi created history by becoming the first Indians to win a major title at the Wimbledon. Since then Paes has lifted mixed double troph ...
If the two biggest names in women's tennis meet again in the finals of a Grand Slam, like they did earlier this month in Paris, it might not be as warm between the two as it once was. Maria Sharapova … Continue reading →
Serena Williams on 8 June 2013 won the Women's Singles title of French Open Tennis tournament. In the final, she defeated Maria Sharapova in straight sets by 6-4, 6-4. This is Serena's second French Open title and 16th grand slam. It was the 31-year-old American's 16th Grand Slam title win. It was Sharapova’s 10th straight loss to Williams. It was the first French Open women's final involving the two top seeds since 1995. At 31 years, 247 days she is the oldest women in the Open Era to win the French Open title. She beat the record of Chris Evert who set the previous mark in 1986.
Serena William powered her way to the French Open title Saturday with a straight sets victory over defending champion Maria Sharapova of Russia in a compelling final. This is 16th Grand Slam tittle in her career. Congratulations to her.
16TH TIME’S A CHARM Serena Williams takes the women’s French Open title with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over defending champ Maria Sharapova for her 16th Grand Slam title. It is the 13th consecutive time the American has defeated the Russian in head-to-head play. (Photo: Julian Finney / Getty Images) — with Juan Luciano.
American proves too much for Maria Sharapova claiming her second title at Roland Garros and 16th Grand Slam overall.
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World Serena Williams wins 6-4, 6-4 for 16th grand slam in win over Maria Sharapova in French Open final. Congratulations, Serena!
US Open Tennis Championships shared the following link and had this to say about it: Serena Williams caps dominate run and defeats Maria Sharapova to win 2nd ROLAND-GARROS women's title. 16 times a champion, Serena is now just 2 Grand Slam singles titles behind Chris Evert & Martina Navratilova's record 18. Will she equal the record this year at the US Open?
Serena Williams has never lost a major final in which she's won the 1st set and Maria Sharapova has never played a 3-set Grand Slam final.
FINAL WOMEN Tennis - French Open Serena favourite to beat defending champion Sharapova in final Serena Williams gives pet names to her various character traits whereas Maria Sharapova, who will try to prevent the American claiming a 16th Grand Slam title in Saturday's French Open final, usually sticks rigidly to the ice maiden routine. Defending champion Sharapova has been more beauty or beast in the last couple of rounds, however, mixing brilliance with woeful interludes, with aces and winners often being matched by doubles faults and wild errors. The "good" Maria, the one that served 12 aces against Victoria Azarenka in Thursday' semi-finals, will have to show up against Williams if she is to stand any chance of preventing the world number one lifting the Suzanne Lenglen Cup 11 years after her first triumph. Second seed Sharapova needs to produce an almost flawless display if she is to become the first woman to retain her Paris title since Justine Henin in 2007. While American Serena dropped only a set ...
Rafa Nadal vs. David Ferrer & Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova. Props for Ferrer for FINALLY making it into a grand slam final...YAY...but...he is going to get crushed. On the women's side...Maria hasn't beaten Serena in 10 years...and although she played the best she could in the first set of their last few matches and made it close...Serena still blew her off the court in the second...unless something crazy happens, the 15 time grand slam champ will get her 16th. Thoughts?
French Open 2013: The Daily Spotlight On: Maria Sharapova by: Tom Cochrane It seems that, for one reason or another, Maria Sharapova is always in the news. Whether it’s for her tennis exploits, such as winning last year’s French Open title to complete a career Grand Slam, her business pursuits (the Russian launched a line of candy, called Sugarpova, earlier this year) or her romantic life (the Russian is currently seeing a rising star of the men’s game, Grigor Dimitrov), there is always news when it comes to the superstar Russian. But when you speak to Sharapova, you quickly realise that the second seed is an incredibly focused and intense young woman. When it’s Grand Slam time, the Russian’s focus is solely on tennis and doing everything she can to add more major titles to her collection. Having been victorious at Roland Garros last year, I think Sharapova is more relaxed in Paris this year. Whilst the second seed is, of course, wanting to win here this year, she also knows that the career Gran ...
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.
French Open- Semi-Finals : Very interesting showdown of semi finalists of this Grand Slam of Clay Court are coming up on Friday @ Roland Garros. Maria Sharapova vs Victoria Azarenka & Nadal vs Djokovic. Worthwhile watching these world class tennis matches!
PARIS: Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic, who fine-tuned their fierce rivalry as youngsters uprooted from Europe to Nick Bollettieri’s Florida production line, duel for a spot in the French Open semi-finals on Wednesday (today). Defending champion Sharapova has an imposing 7-1 career lead over Jankovic but this will be their First Meeting on clay — and it should be a feisty affair.Both women were juniors at Bollettieri’s with Sharapova arriving from Russia as a nine-year-old while Jankovic was 12 when she pitched up from Belgrade to work with the renowned US coach. Both are former world number ones, but it’s Sharapova who has four Grand Slam titles as well as staggering riches.“We played against each other quite a bit in the juniors, all the time. We spent a lot of time together. We were in the same group,” recalled Sharapova of her time with the Serb in the United States. “We were playing matches and tournaments against each other. So we know each other quite well.”Whether they are on f ...
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Maria Sharapova had a simple retort to the notion that men should be paid more than women at Grand Slam tournaments. Serena Williams just laughed and covered her face with one hand before delivering her answer.
PARIS — The French Open is the only Grand Slam tournament without Hawkeye, the electronic-line calling system that has become a mainstay in the sport. There is good reason for that: Clay, unlike grass and
- OPEN (selected results - Day 7) - Women - Two of tennis' poster girls who not only share nationality but also first names made it to the 4th round after overcoming resistance from battling opponents. Defending champion Maria Sharapova (2) and the perennial Grand Slam 'round of 16' contender Maria Kirilenko (12) kept the Russian flag flying high with wins over Zheng Jie of China and Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland. Sharapova beat Zheng Jie 6-1 7-5 Kirilenko beat Voegele 7-6(3) 7-5
When 12 of the 19 games played are service breaks in a straight sets victory by the World No.2, Maria Sharapova, in the 3rd round of a Grand Slam, it reinforces one's belief, beyond doubt, that women's tennis is dysfunctional.
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PARIS (AP) -- Knowing her first match as the French Open's defending champion was scheduled for late in the day, Maria Sharapova decided to treat herself to some down time at a local park. Nothing like a little introspection before competition. ''I remember myself sitting in the same position last year. ... You think back to those moments, and you go through the changes and the additions and the minuses and all the things you have in your life, and at the end of the day, I'm still doing the same thing,'' she said. ''And I love it just as much, which puts a big smile on my face.'' Nearly a decade removed from her first Grand Slam title, Sharapova set out to win what would be No. 5 with a rather quick and simple 6-2, 6-1 victory Monday over 42nd-ranked Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan in the first round at Roland Garros. ''You look at the playground in the park, and then you know four hours later, you're going to be on one of the center courts, going to be playing in front of thousands of people,'' said Sharapova, wh ...
The 2013 French Open begins on Sunday with Round 1 play, as the 2nd Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year takes center stage on the red clay of Roland Garros in Paris. Novak Djokovic sits in the top stop on the men's singles side, and will face Belgium's David Goffin in Round 1. The man who defeated Djokovic in last year's final to capture the 2012 French Open title, Rafael Nadal, begins the tournament ranked 3rd, and will face Germany's Daniel Brands in Round 1. Roger Federer is the tournaments number 2 seed, and Spain's David Ferrer, at number 4, round out the top 4 spots. Americans Sam Querrey and John Isner are ranked number 18 and 19 respectively. Isner faces Carlos Berlocq, of Argentina, in Round 1 while Querrey takes on Slovakia's Lukas Lacko. On the women's singles side, Serena Williams holds the number 1 spot and she faces Anna Tatishvili, of Georgia, in Round 1. Williams sister, Venus, comes into the French Open with the number 30 seed. Maria Sharapova, who won her 1st French Open championshi ...
Tennis is *** Second most popular sport associated with the UK . We have a World Number 3 in the name of Andy Murray - Grand Slam champion, Grand Slam finalist. The UK holds the biggest tennis tournament in the world - Wimbledon - annually. Most of the players are married and have kids. Murray's girlfriend is HOT. As are Laura Robson and Maria Sharapova. Tennis is am awesome sport! Certainly not *** - Sloth Expert
BIRTHDAYS: Flavia Pennetta (born 25 February 1982 in Brindisi, Apulia) is an Italian professional tennis player. She became Italy's first top 10 female singles player on 17 August 2009 and also the first ever Italian Tennis player to be ranked No.1 in Doubles on 28 February 2011. As of 25 February 2013, Pennetta is ranked World No. 65 in singles and World No. 43 in doubles. Pennetta has won nine career WTA singles titles, including back-to-back titles in Bogotá and Acapulco in 2005. She and her Italian teammates Mara Santangelo, Francesca Schiavone, and Roberta Vinci beat the Belgium team 3–2 in the 2006 Fed Cup final. Justine Henin had to retire in the fifth and final match due to an injury in her right knee, which let Italy win their first Fed Cup trophy. She was also a member of their winning team in 2009 and 2010, when they beat the United States on both occasions. Pennetta has defeated multiple Grand Slam singles champions such as Justine Henin, Mary Pierce, Martina Hingis, Amélie Mauresmo, Venus ...
The first Grand Slam of 2013 is complete, and we had a repeat winner on the women's side who was not Serena or Venus Williams or Maria Sharapova! Let us read the sentence once again...
Interesting question posed by the WTA. Will a teen ever win another Grand Slam? What do you think?
Australian Open 2013 : Semifinal French Open 2013 : ??? Wimbledon 2013 : ? US Open 2013 : ? *what do you think..?? we hope Maria win Grand Slam this year again.
Australian Open 2013 is over..congratulation Novak and Azarenka...I still love you Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova. .fighting for next Grand Slam in France...good luck for both..
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 ...
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
incredeble stunner on Rod Laver Arena! the 19 years old Sloan Stephens defeated Top favorite Serena Williams after three dramatic sets by 3-6 7-5 6-4 and turn into her first Grand Slam semi final.. world number three was handicaped by dorsal injury Alice Angie Kerber on her fourth round match against Ekatarina Makarova. Vika Azarenka defeated Kusneszowa by 7-5 6-1. On semi final world number One meets Sloan Stephens and Maria Sharapova against Li Na
Come on Li Na, I predict you will defeat Agnieszka Radwanska, and then beat Maria Sharapova , get into final against Serena Williams , win the Grand Slam singles title, lol :)))
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.
Yay! Federer is through to the fourth round! His 35th consecutive time entering the second week in a Grand Slam! How great is it? See below for the streak of current top players (Career best / current): 1. Novak Djokovic (15/15) 2. Roger Federer (35/35) 3. Andy Murray (12/12) 4. Rafael Nadal (13/0) ... And the women... 1. Victoria Azarenka (5/5) 2. Maria Sharapova (11/5) 3. Serena Williams (9/3) 4. Angieszka Radwanska (5/3)
Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams beat Alize Cornet of France 6-3, 6-3 Wednesday to advance to a third-round match against Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open.
''Maria Sharapova scored her second straight double bagel at the Australian Open on Wednesday, the first time that has happened at a Grand Slam since before she was born. Next up? Venus Williams.''
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 ...
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 ...
Four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has begin her training session, where she is looking forward to play high level tennis in the upcoming
I wrote this poem in iambic tetrameter for Maria's career Grand Slam:
Think about this: Victoria Azarenka, Serena Williams, and Agnieszka Radwanska collectively lost one fewer final than Sharapova did in 2012. That’s a tribute to the aforementioned trio more than a slight of Sharapova, who found a way to complete a career Grand Slam in between the time she spent losin...
Maria Sharapovas goal is to reclaim world number one ranking: > Four-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova...
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova says 2012 was a great year for her when she completed a career Grand Slam by winning her maiden French Open, her first major title since 2008.
A voice of Reason! Maria Sharapova tells CNN that luck is one of the reasons why she has succeeded, and criticizes the way certain juniors are taught to play at academies. “For all the success stories, people forget to look at the millions of other stories that don't come through,” the four-time Grand Slam champion said. “You go to so many academies in the United States and they are like factories, everyone is hitting ball after ball and working six hours a day and it looks amazing from the outside, but sometimes you look at it and you say, *where is the quality of the work in what people are doing*? That gets lost a little bit and I think thats where talent loses its momentum."
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.
Four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova was awarded by the Mayor Wayne Powell's ‘I Heart MB Award’ on Tuesday night at the ceremonial portion of the
Throughout her tennis career, the 25-year old Maria Sharapova has not been sweet to her opponents, winning four Grand Slam titles, including the 2012 French Open. But Sharapova is looking to be a l...
That was an amazing second set last night - Djokovic is onto the semifinals to play Ferrer. Murray and Berdych in the other semi. Today - the Bryans go for another Grand Slam title (starting at Noon Eastern) and the ladies will play their Semifinal matches - Maria Sharapova vs. Victoria Azarenka (that'll be loud) and Sara Errani vs. Serena Williams...
Sharapova cruises by Czink, into 2nd round: Four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova advanced to the second...
Olympic silver medalist, four-time Grand Slam winner, and a top-ranked woman in tennis, Maria Sharapova proves she is a force both on and off the court as she launches a new business venture and prepares for her fall wedding.
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Four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has been withdrawn from the 2012 Rogers Cup WTA Tournament, as she is suffering from stomach virus. Former World
Tennis demands intense lateral movement and explosive footwork. So, how does Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova make herself the best at it? With action-packed drills that keep her on her toes. How are you Making Yourself?
Doubles Gold For America ! TENNIS: Bob and Mike Bryan added an Olympic gold medal to their 11 Grand Slam titles with a 6-4 7-6 win over France's Jo- Wilfried Tsonga and Michael Llodra in the men's doubles at Wimbledon. It was a second tennis gold for the United States on Saturday, afterSerena Williams beat Maria Sharapova in the women's singles. France's Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet won the bronze medal. The pair beat Spaniards David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (7-4) 6-2. .IRE O.
Now that she has completed a career Grand Slam, tennis champion Maria Sharapova should be known by most of her fellow players to be fairly handy with a tennis racquet — but the Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic may now disagree. While filming a spot...
World number one men´s tennis player Roger Federer, second ranked Novak Djokovic, career Grand Slam holder Maria Sharapova and Asia´s only Major champion Li Na are included in the 10 richest sportsman taking part in this summer´s Olympics.
Maria Sharapova last point at Roland Garros for her career slam (winning all 4 major tennis tournaments) + Interview and trophee reception. She becomes, at 2...
Tennis: WTA / Olympics Zhukov: Sharapova - the most worthy candidate to carry the flag of Russia Russian Olympic Committee on Tuesday, July 10, has officially confirmed that Maria Sharapova will be the bearer of the Russian national team at the Olympics in London. "Sharapova will carry the Russian flag. It is the most worthy candidate among all Russian athletes. In June, she won her fourth title in a tournament" Grand Slam "-" Roland Garros ", - commented on the decision of the ROC president of Alexander Zhukov.
Serena Williams isn't just carrying women's tennis in America, she's carrying American Tennis MEN OR WOMEN! Yet she does not get her just due from American Media. Instead they like to talk about Russian-born Maria Sharapova who has only 4 grand slam titles to Serena Williams 14.
5 minutes with… Maria Sharapova! June 30, 2012Interview A very exciting/important time for this lady… With Wimbledon going on, and after winning the Rome tennis and French tennis championship, Maria Sharapova, Tag Heuer’s ambassador (the prestigious watch brand) exclusively speaks to myfashdiary.com! She speaks about her love for Tag Heuer, the perfect watch, fashion blogs and how she keeps that fab body! Tagheuer.com Hi Maria! have you always loved Tag Heuer? My first Grand Slam win called for a lot of media attention and Tag Heuer contacted me to become their ambassador. I was already a huge fan of the brand and it was an amazing offer to join a team of ambassadors such as Uma Thurman and Brad Pitt at that time. They let me into the fashion world through the big door. It has been like a fairytale since then. I remember very well my very first photo shooting for Tag Heuer with Patrick Demarchelier. It was back in 2004 at the end of the year. All the sudden, I had stylists, hair and Make-up artists ...
In the Roland Garros 2012 final, Sara Errani finished the tournament on the wrong side of history, as she was the opponent when Maria Sharapova recorded her career Grand Slam. I would say she would...
World No 1 Maria Sharapova and four-time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters are on course for an emotional last eight clash at Wimbledon after breezing into the fourth round on Friday.
Maria Sharapova has completed a career Grand Slam after seeing off the challenge of Sara Errani to win the French Open. At just 25 years of age, Sharapova has
Congrats to Maria Sharapova for completing the career Grand Slam. Sharapova defeats Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 to win
Defending champion Novak Djokovic and six-time winner Roger Federer were once again placed on a Grand Slam collision course when they were placed in the same half of the Wimbledon draw on Friday.
Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic are the favorites going into Wimby on Monday. Gonna be another exciting Grand Slam in Tennis.
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Good read on Maria Sharapova and her first Grand Slam at Wimbledon.
Enjoy a bit of Sharapova in candy form The tennis star is all set to launch her own brand of candy and sweets called 'Sugarpova'. June 19, 2012 MUMBAI A Correspondent Do you enjoy watching Maria Sharapova play? Do you wish you could be like here? If you are then there's good news for you. Come September, and you could also enjoy her sweet taste of success. The Russian tennis star, who recently completed her career Grand Slam, is planning to bring out her own line of confectionery called "Sugarpova." Sharapova, the world's highest paid female athlete, had announced the launch of the candy line last year, but after the delay the confectioneries are likely to hit stores just ahead of the 2012 US Open. Sharapova, who regained her no 1 ranking in women's tennis during her French Open triumph, is very upbeat about the venture. "I'm doing everything. The branding and all the shapes of the candy and the gummy-bears," she told CNN. "And it is going to launch before the U.S. Open (in September), fingers crossed, so ...
Maria Sharapova fighting for her first career Grand Slam in Paris. Sara Errani as the 3rd italian female player in the French Open finale fighting for anothe...
Very very big disappointment of this night. Again. Russians are going home... We need spirit from our greatest Ice hockey World champions, from amazing Maria Sharapova's Rolland garros win and Grand Slam owner, from basketball giants of super CSKA, from fabulous Volleyballers: both men and women, from genius russian ice-skaters, from other hundreds and thousands of our national Olympic and World champions and all successful winners of everything else but football. Why are we so unlucky in Sport number 1?! Crying... :(
Maria Sharapova wins career Grand Slam after beating Sara Errani in French Open final
It seems that women's tennis is going through somewhat of a transition, and it is very difficult to predict who the Grand Slam winners will be. I have said previously that it is nice to see different names coming up to win these events, but it is good for the game for the established names to do wel...
Is Maria Sharapova a legit No. 1? Posted on June 14, 2012 by FOR eight years Maria Sharapova's most treasured tennis memory had been her first Grand Slam title, captured as a 17-y...
The return of *** Wednesdays: 1. Maria Sharapova: It seems that many advertisers prefer endorsements from female athletes based more upon aesthetics than athleticism. (Anna Kournikova and Danica Patrick being two obvious examples.) I'm not sure what effect this may have on young girls' self esteem, but Ms. Sharapova should be their shining example. She is both beautiful and (athletically) beastly. She had a major shoulder injury a few years ago and I'm sure plenty of advisors told her that she didn't need to excel at her sport, just stay on tour and reap the endorsement benefits. She didn't. Instead, she's worked her way back to a No. 1 ranking and last weekend achieved a "career Grand Slam," an accomplishment of only a few women (or men). Well done, Ms. S., well done. 2. The President and The Economy: "The private sector is doing fine" ??? WHAAAT??? Between this and the new *** marriage stance, is he trying to THROW this election? 3. Prop. 29: California rejects a $1/pack tax on cigarettes that only 12% ...
Congrats to Maria Sharapova on winning the French Open, completing the career Grand Slam. Maria, you looked mahvelous.
I love Maria Sharapova. She look so sexy and beautiful in her bikini
Congrats to my future wife Maria Sharapova on completing the career grand slam Saturday at the French Open, and a big shout out to Rafeal Nadal on winning his 7th French Open this morning!
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Maria Sharapova's victory at the French Open completed her career Grand Slam.
Maria Sharapova beat Sara Errani for her first French Open title Saturday, giving her a career Grand Slam and capping her long road back to the top of her sport.
After achieving a first Grand Slam success in four years at this year’s French Open, Maria…
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Congratulations to Maria Sharapova on her French Open title and career Grand Slam
Maria Sharapova says winning the French Open is a bigger achievement than claiming her first Grand Slam at Wimbledon as a 17-year-old in 2004.
PARIS (AP) — Maria Sharapova wins French Open to complete career Grand Slam. Already a big name on the red carpet, Maria Sharapova is now a champion on the red clay, too.
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!
Finally she is 6th women can win all of Grand Slam tennis tournaments, Congratulations to Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova says she has "dreamed" of reaching the French Open final as she closes in on a career Grand Slam.
I think Maria Sharapova will win this Grand Slam French Open 2012.
EIGHT years since Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon, she's world no.1 again and on the cusp of a career Grand Slam. And she's still only 25.
Wind blew in her face, kicking up flecks of clay, and Maria Sharapova stood at the baseline, knowing she needed one more point to reach her first French Open final and return to No. 1 in the rankings.
Congratulations to Maria Sharapova on reaching. Her first even French Open Final... She totally dominated her opponent beating her in straights sets... I hope she wins bcz she deserves 2 go down as one of the best in history as a career Grand slam winner...
Maria Sharapova stands on the brink of tennis history after romping into her first French Open final on Thursday.
Maria Sharapova of Russia has defeated Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. Ms. Sharapova will take on Sara Errani of Italy Saturday for the ladies singles championship. Maria goes for a 'career Grand Slam,' and she is already assured of attaining the world ranking when the new computer rankings are officially announced Monday..
Maria Sharapova makes her 1st Roland Garros final, is back to No. 1 for the 1st time in four yrs. One win from the career Grand Slam.
seed Maria Sharapova of Russia breezed through her 1st round match in Paris at the French Open on Tuesday, 6-0, 6-0 over Romanian Alexandra Cadantu. Her 48 minute, double bagel romp advances her into the second round and closer to a "career" Grand Slam.
Maria Sharapova hot favorite at French Open 2012 Three-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is looking big favorite to win the big favorite to raise
Three-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova and German star Angelique Kerber will battle in the semi finals at the 2012 Rome Masters championship at 11:35
Maria Sharapova has set her sights on another Grand Slam title
Tennis Betting: Primed for French Open - Guy McCrea thinks the one Grand Slam that Maria Sharapova has been ...
Wow! Congrats to Maria Sharapova... Incredible victory in Stuttgart, Germany, beating 3 current Grand Slam holders... Looking good for Paris
Maria Sharapova loses another final this year? Boo. I still have hopes she'll win another Grand Slam title.
"Ana Ivanovic beat Maria Sharapova 6–1, 6–2 to make it to her first Grand Slam singles final" -2007 French Open
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