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Five-time, major, winner, Sharapova, retires, aged, 32

Five-time major winner Sharapova retires aged 32

02 February, 2020 8:49 pm 8:49 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova, the Russian five-time Grand Slam champion who became one of the highest paid sportswomen in the world, announced her retirement at the age of 32 on Wednesday. Siberia-born Sharapova, whose Wimbledon victory over Serena Williams in 2004, aged 17, propelled her to superstardom and riches, broke the news in an … Read More

Former champion, Sharapova, Australian Open, wildcard

Former champion Sharapova to get Australian Open wildcard

01 January, 2020 11:38 am 11:38 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Former world number one Maria Sharapova will be awarded a world card to play in this month’s Australian Open, the organisers of the year’s first Grand Slam said on Wednesday. The 32-year-old Russian is currently ranked 147th in the world after a season in which a long-standing shoulder injury restricted her to … Read More

Sharapova, return, next month, Brisbane, wildcard

Sharapova to return next month as Brisbane wildcard

12 December, 2019 12:19 pm 12:19 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Former world number one Maria Sharapova will return to tournament action at the Brisbane International next month after being awarded a wildcard to play in the Australian Open warm-up. The 32-year-old Russian, who last played a competitive match in the first round of the U.S. Open in August, has dropped to 133rd … Read More

Federer US Open Serena Sharapova

Federer progresses in US Open as Serena overpowers Sharapova

08 August, 2019 2:13 pm 2:13 pm

NEW YORK (AFP) – Serena Williams overwhelmed Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-1 to reach the second round of the US Open in search of her 24th Grand Slam title while “rusty” Roger Federer rallied past Indian qualifier Sumit Nagal. Six-time US Open champion Williams crushed the five-time major winner from Russia in only 59 minutes, beating … Read More

Tennis: Sharapova win sets up Barty battle in Cincinnati

08 August, 2019 1:09 pm 1:09 pm

CINCINNATI (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova overpowered Alison Riske 6-3 7-6(4) at the Cincinnati Masters on Monday to set up a tantalising second-round battle with world number two Ash Barty, who defeated the Russian at this year’s Australian Open. Sharapova struggled at times with her accuracy but unleashed some massive serves and played stout defence at … Read More

Sharapova beaten by birthday girl Suarez Navarro in New York

09 September, 2018 10:35 am 10:35 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro celebrated her 30th birthday in style at the US Open on Monday by beating Russian Maria Sharapova 6-4 6-3 to book her place in the quarter-finals. Sharapova, the 2006 champion, had never lost a night session match in New York prior to her first Grand Slam meeting … Read More