Maria Sharapova

Sharapova trounces Swiss qualifier to reach Tianjin semis

Sharapova trounces Swiss qualifier to reach Tianjin semis

Published 13/10/2017

Maria Sharapova swatted aside Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele 6-3 6-1 in just over an hour at the Tianjin Open on Friday to reach her second semi-final since returning from a 15-month doping ban. [more…]

Tennis: Garcia pulls out of Tianjin Open with injury

Tennis: Garcia pulls out of Tianjin Open with injury

Published 09/10/2017

Top-seeded Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia has withdrawn from the Tianjin Open with an injury, organizers announced on Monday. [more…]

Williams leads American charge at U.S. Open

Williams leads American charge at U.S. Open

Published 05/09/2017

Venus Williams, looking to win her first grand slam title since 2008, leads the American charge at the U.S. Open as quarter-final action starts in Flushing Meadows on Tuesday. [more…]

Sharapova looks to back up big win in battle with Babos

Sharapova looks to back up big win in battle with Babos

Published 30/08/2017

Fresh off a thrilling victory in front of a sold-out crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday, former world number one Maria Sharapova will look to prove that she has the stamina to back it up when she battles Timea Babos at the U.S. Open on Wednesday. [more…]

Factbox: Maria Sharapova vs. Timea Babos – player profiles

Factbox: Maria Sharapova vs. Timea Babos – player profiles

Published 30/08/2017

A look at the form and records of Russia's Maria Sharapova and Hungarian Timea Babos ahead of their second round encounter at the U.S. Open on Wednesday. [more…]

Mats Point: Pliskova`s controlled aggression will win her a slam

Mats Point: Pliskova`s controlled aggression will win her a slam

Published 30/08/2017

Karolina Pliskova will undoubtedly win a grand slam title at some point because she, unlike many other players, is able to control her aggression, according to former world number one Mats Wilander. [more…]

Top ranking and French final in touching distance for Pliskova

Top ranking and French final in touching distance for Pliskova

Published 08/06/2017

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 7, 2017 Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova celebrates after winning her quarter final match against France's Caroline Garcia Reuters / Benoit Tessier

If a place in the French Open final were not a big enough prize, the world number one spot will also be at stake when third-ranked Karolina Pliskova meets number four Simona Halep at Roland Garros on Thursday.

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Player profiles: Simona Halep vs Karolina Pliskova

Player profiles: Simona Halep vs Karolina Pliskova

Published 08/06/2017

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 7, 2017 Romania's Simona Halep celebrates after winning her quarter final match against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina Reuters / Gonzalo Fuentes

Here's a look at the form and previous records ahead of Thursday's semi-final clash between Romanian Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic at the French Open (prefix number denotes seeding).

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Indian athlete suspended after meldonium found in room

Indian athlete suspended after meldonium found in room

Published 25/05/2017

An Indian athlete has been slapped with a provisional suspension after vials of the banned metabolic modulator meldonium were found in his hostel room, the country's top anti-doping official said on Thursday.

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Sharapova marks comeback from ban with win over Vinci

Sharapova marks comeback from ban with win over Vinci

Published 26/04/2017

Tennis - WTA Stuttgart Tennis Grand Prix - Maria Sharapova of Russia v Roberta Vinci of Italy - Stuttgart, Germany - 26/4/17. Maria Sharapova of Russia in action. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Former world number one Maria Sharapova made a winning comeback to the tour on Wednesday following her 15-month doping ban, beating Italian Roberta Vinci in straight sets in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix.

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