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Maria Sharapova

Serena Williams ends long wait to make it sweet sixteen

Serena Williams won her 16th grand slam title and her first French Open championship since 2002 yesterday, relentlessly chasing down one shot after another to defeat familiar foil Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 5:39am

Maria Sharapova is 'bothered' by match with nemesis Serena Williams

Maria Sharapova was not even an adult the last time she beat Serena Williams, it was that long ago. It was at the WTA Championships and Sharapova was 17. Nearly nine years later, she now finds herself playing to deny Williams her 16th grand slam title in the French Open final today, where the Russian has to overcome overwhelming odds to defend her title.

8 Jun 2013 - 6:55am

Sharapova and Azarenka face off for final spot

Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka set up a mouth-watering French Open semi-final yesterday with hard-fought wins in their quarter-finals.

6 Jun 2013 - 5:47am

Sloane Stephens ready to face Maria Sharapova at French Open

After a 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3 win over lowly ranked Marina Erakovic on Saturday, the 17th-seeded Stephens was asked what she would change since Australia. She smiled and answered: "That boys weren't so stupid."

3 Jun 2013 - 7:26am

Maria Sharapova makes winning start in Madrid

Maria Sharapova survived a sticky start to move into the second round of the WTA Madrid Open on Monday with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania.

The Russian, who won the French Open on clay last year, brought a 16-match winning streak on the surface into Madrid and was strongly favoured to coast past a player who has been dogged by knee injuries.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Maria Sharapova too strong for Li Na in Stuttgart final

Defending French Open champion Maria Sharapova claimed the Stuttgart WTA title yesterday, beating China's Li Na 6-4, 6-3 in just over 90 minutes to get her clay-court season off to a winning start.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:05am

Serena Williams wins record sixth Sony Open title

If her victory celebration on the stadium court seemed well-rehearsed, it was. She earned a record sixth Key Biscayne women's title by beating familiar foil Maria Sharapova 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 at the Sony Open.

1 Apr 2013 - 3:39am

Sharapova savours sweet success of candy venture

Maria Sharapova says her business ventures have provided the education which her tennis career never allowed time to achieve.

10 Mar 2013 - 4:35am

Li Na shocks Sharapova to reach Australian Open final

China’s Li Na stormed into the final of the Australian Open on Thursday with a straight-sets upset win over Maria Sharapova, leaving her one victory away from her second major title.

Li, 30, defeated the world number two 6-2, 6-2 in 1hr 33min and will now meet the winner of Thursday’s second semi-final between world number one Victoria Azarenka and American teenager Sloane Stephens.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Sharapova into Australian Open quarters after losing just five games

Maria Sharapova enjoyed the smoothest passage to the Australian Open quarter-finals in history yesterday as Agnieszka Radwanska and Li Na also stormed through.

The irresistible world No 2 clocked up her fifth 6-0 set score of the first week as she blitzed Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 6-0. She has lost just five games en route, smashing the tournament record.

21 Jan 2013 - 3:54am

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