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Definitions

  1. Sharapova, a former world number one back after right shoulder surgery, beat US teen Christina McHale 6-2, 6-1, and faces another US teen, Oudin, next.
  2. Sharapova is an aggressive baseliner, with power, depth, and angles on her forehand and backhand.
  3. Sharapova, the U.S. Open champion, will be making her first appearance in an Australian Open final after two losses in the semifinals.
  4. Sharapova, a three-time Grand Slam champion, will be taking part in the Rogers Cup for the fourth time in her career, and the third time in Montreal.
  5. Sharapova was the top seed at the Australian Open because of World No.

Backhand Winner

  1. Sharapova had to survive another break point, saved with a backhand winner, before clinching the set with her seventh ace. (Web site)

Third Round

  1. The upset of Petrova follows comebacks from a set down against three-time major champion Maria Sharapova in the third round, and No. (Web site)
  2. Maria Sharapova was given a useful workout as she booked her place in the third round of Wimbledon with victory over spirited Romanian Ioana Raluca Olaru.
  3. Former champion Maria Sharapova has reached the third round of Wimbledon after a straight-sets victory over Romania's Ioana Raluca Olaru.

Zheng Jie

  1. Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns a shot to Zheng Jie, of China, during their match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif.
  2. China 's Zheng Jie battled past former champion Maria Sharapova 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 Sunday to reach the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open.
  3. There will be four groups of players and Jelena Jankovic, Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams and Zheng Jie will lead their groups.

Maria Kirilenko

  1. But it's a different story when Sharapova plays Maria Kirilenko. (Web site)
  2. Top-ranked Maria Sharapova defeated Japan's Shinobu Asagoe 6-4, 6-1 to set up an all-Russian semifinal with Maria Kirilenko. (Web site)

Kirilenko

  1. But Kirilenko ran out of energy, Sharapova got stronger, and converted her fifth match point to win 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. (Web site)
  2. Kirilenko ousted 2008 champion Maria Sharapova in the opening round. (Web site)

Clay

  1. Sharapova won her first title on clay at the Bausch & Lomb Championships in Amelia Island, Florida, defeating Dominika Cibulkova in the final.
  2. Sharapova pushed a forehand into the net on the final point, and Cibulkova collapsed to the clay in glee and relief.
  3. On clay, Sharapova participated only at the French Open because of injury and was eliminated in the fourth round.

Year

  1. Sharapova finished the year with a 31–9 record, winning one singles title, in Tokyo. (Web site)
  2. In the semifinals of Indian Wells, Maria Sharapova lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova, her first loss of the year.
  3. Now Sharapova wants a second career Grand Slam title; Mauresmo's won that many this year alone, at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

Fourth Consecutive Year

  1. Sharapova ended the year ranked World No. 5, the fourth consecutive year that she finished in the top five. (Web site)
  2. In 2006, Maxim ranked Sharapova the hottest athlete in the world for the fourth consecutive year. (Web site)
  3. In 2006, Maxim magazine ranked Maria Sharapova the hottest athlete in the world for the fourth consecutive year. (Web site)

Amélie

  1. The remaining of the men's matches were finished and some of the women's winners were Maria Sharapova, Amélie Mauresmo and Venus Williams. (Web site)

Lindsay Davenport

  1. She defeated the top two seeds, Maria Sharapova and Lindsay Davenport, en route to the title. (Web site)

Russian Citizenship

  1. Sharapova has lived in the United States since then but retains her Russian citizenship.

Winning

  1. Sharapova never looked back, breaking Schnyder to 4-0 with a blazing forehand and winning the match with another forehand winner.
  2. Sharapova battled back from a poor start to level the first set at 4-4 before Safarova took control by winning the last six games of the match. (Web site)
  3. However, the point is that this is the tournament that Sharapova announced herself to the world by winning when she was still at a very young age. (Web site)

Winning Wimbledon

  1. Sharapova has been ranked in the top 10 since winning Wimbledon, the longest of any current female tennis player. (Web site)
  2. Since winning Wimbledon in 2004 at the age of 17, Sharapova has become one of the biggest draws on the WTA Tour and the world’s best-paid female athlete.

Defending Champion

  1. In the semifinals, Venus Williams beat defending champion Sharapova, while Davenport moved past Mauresmo in a tight match.
  2. At Wimbledon, Williams defeated defending champion Sharapova in a semifinal 7-6(2), 6-1, breaking Sharapova's serve four times.
  3. The recurring shoulder problem then forced Sharapova to withdraw from events in Zurich and Linz, at both of which she was the defending champion.

First-Round Bye

  1. Sharapova, who had a first-round bye, had not played a match since straining her left hamstring in Tokyo in early February.

Gisela Dulko

  1. Maria Sharapova of Russia returns the ball to Gisela Dulko of Argentina during their match at the Wimbledon tennis championships, in London June 24, 2009. (Web site)
  2. Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a return to Gisela Dulko of Argentina during their second round singles match at Wimbledon, Wednesday, June 24, 2009. (Web site)

Second Grand Slam Title

  1. This partnership is the first that Sharapova has signed since winning the U.S. Open last year, her second Grand Slam title. (Web site)
  2. Sharapova then prevailed over Henin in the final 6-4, 6-4 to win her second Grand Slam title.
  3. NEW YORK -- Maria Sharapova insists she's more about substance than style, and now she has a second Grand Slam title to prove it. (Web site)

Second Round

  1. At Wimbledon, Sharapova was seeded third but lost in the second round to compatriot and World No.
  2. After being defeated in the second round of the US Open by Émilie Loit, 9 Sharapova won her first two WTA Tour titles in the fall, both at Tier III level.
  3. Sharapova was defeated in the third round of the Australian Open and lost in the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, a Tier I event.

Three Tournaments

  1. During the North American summer hard court season leading up to the US Open, Sharapova played three tournaments.

Madrid

  1. Sharapova will compete in Madrid and Strasbourg before playing in the French Open.
  2. Sharapova is expected to make a comeback at the WTA event in Madrid this November.
  3. MADRID -- Former top-ranked players Justine Henin and Maria Sharapova crashed out in the first round of the Madrid Masters on Sunday. (Web site)

Elbow Injury

  1. Sharapova suffered a 6-4 6-3 defeat by Lucie Safarova in her first match since March following an elbow injury. (Web site)
  2. Tournament officials said Thursday that Sharapova has not recovered from the elbow injury that forced her to withdraw from the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. (Web site)
  3. Maria Sharapova suffers a straight-sets defeat by Lucie Safarova in Madrid in her first match since March following an elbow injury.

Season

  1. Sharapova, winner of a title in Memphis this season, last played in March at Indian Wells, when she lost to China's Zheng Jie in the third round.
  2. However, she then lost in the semifinals to eventual champion Henin.[ 15] Sharapova would have finished the season as World No. (Web site)
  3. Sharapova made adjustments to her service motion after that operation, then missed nearly two months this season with a right elbow injury.

Opening Game

  1. In the second set, Sharapova struggled briefly with her serve and faced two break points in the opening game and another in the third. (Web site)
  2. Sharapova broke in the opening game but was then simply overpowered by world number 98 Shvedova, who raced through the first set in 37 minutes.
  3. Sharapova found herself 0-40 down in the opening game, which she lost two points later, hitting a backhanded drop shot wide. (Web site)

Bradenton

  1. They met at a sports academy in Bradenton, Fla., where Sharapova had won a tennis scholarship after emigrating from Russia at age 7. (Web site)

Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy

  1. At age 7, Sharapova was brought to the United States by her father to attend the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
  2. When Sharapova was six, she and her father moved from Russia to the United States, to enroll her in the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. (Web site)
  3. Maria Sharapova was seen again today hitting the practice courts at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

First Russian Woman

  1. Sharapova, although also injured for much of this time, had far fewer points to defend, and so she became the first Russian woman to hold the World No.
  2. Sharapova became the second-youngest woman in the Open era to win at Wimbledon, when she was 17, and was the first Russian woman to be ranked No.
  3. Maria Sharapova became the first Russian woman to reach the number one spot in the rankings, holding it for seven non-consecutive weeks.

Kremlin Cup

  1. At the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Sharapova crashed out to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the second round, 7-6(9), 6-2. (Web site)
  2. Following the US Open loss, Sharapova did not play again until the Kremlin Cup in Moscow in October, where she lost her opening match to Victoria Azarenka.
  3. Despite the Kremlin Cup being hosted in her home country, Sharapova had never won two matches at one time in the past three years.

Forehand Wide

  1. Sharapova sent a forehand wide to lose the match and drop to 9-2 in three-set matches this year. (Web site)
  2. When Petrova sent a forehand wide to end the match, Sharapova covered her face with her fists. (Web site)
  3. When the 14th-seeded Schnyder sailed a forehand wide to get broken again, Sharapova covered her face with both hands and looked on the verge of tears. (Web site)

Forehand Long

  1. Sharapova put a backhand into the net, pushed a forehand wide and then sailed a forehand long, ending her second consecutive second-round loss at Wimbledon. (Web site)
  2. Twelve months after describing herself as a 'cow on ice' on clay, Sharapova skidded out of the tournament by ramming a forehand long. (Web site)
  3. The left-hander took the second set when Sharapova hit a forehand long.

Venus

  1. At Wimbledon, she had not lost a break of serve until she met Venus and once Sharapova was broken she all but fell apart. (Web site)
  2. Sharapova will have her work cut out for her against a strong field that includes five of the world's top ten, including Venus and Serena Williams.
  3. Venus started the year by losing to Maria Sharapova in straight sets in an exhibition match. (Web site)

Williams Sisters

  1. Serena. Before the draw was announced, I thought both Williams sisters, Henin and Sharapova were the only four women with a real shot.
  2. But, alas, she's not as pretty as Sharapova or Ivanovic, and not an American like the Williams sisters, so her matches are rarely covered. (Web site)
  3. Well, the injuries are piling up again: Safina, Maria Sharapova, Kim Clijsters, both Williams sisters, etc. (Web site)

First Final

  1. Playing in her first final since a serious shoulder injury, Sharapova committed 10 double faults and had trouble with even the most routine shots. (Web site)
  2. But Maria Sharapova has been improving with each week and made the first final since her comeback from injury in Toronto losing to Elena. (Web site)

Rogers Cup

  1. Sharapova then reached her first final since April 2008, at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, beating Vera Zvonareva and Agnieszka Radwanska en route. (Web site)
  2. The AP is reporting that Maria Sharapova will not play in the US Open due to the shoulder injury that forced her to withdraw from the Rogers Cup in Montreal. (Web site)

Service Game

  1. But Sharapova saved three break points in the next game to hold serve, and closed within 4-3 when Dementieva double faulted to lose her service game. (Web site)
  2. Sharapova had eight double faults and six aces in the match but said she can live with that balance in her service game.
  3. Fifth seeded Sharapova struggled to maintain her dominance as she broke the service game again and raced into the final victory 6-4. (Web site)

Three Match Points

  1. But with Sharapova on the verge of victory at 5-4, 40-love in the second set, Henin-Hardenne saved three match points.
  2. Williams saved three match points against Sharapova in the semifinals.
  3. Sharapova easily held to lead 6-5 before Clijsters completely lost her way, committing a slew of errors to face three match points. (Web site)

Anna Chakvetadze

  1. She then defeated Anna Chakvetadze in the semifinals.[ 16] In the final, Sharapova lost to World No. (Web site)
  2. Sharapova is behind Anna Chakvetadze and Serena Williams with the likes of Venus Williams close behind.
  3. Anna Chakvetadze against Maria Sharapova, who survived two match points to win 3-6, 6-4, 9-7 over Patty Schnyder, shown on NBC. (Web site)

Chakvetadze

  1. Sharapova took the first set by breaking Chakvetadze's serve, winning the set when Chakvetadze sent a languid forehand into the net. (Web site)
  2. Sharapova, who won the title in 2004, and Chakvetadze will meet for the fourth time this year. (Web site)
  3. Sharapova got two more match points in the 12th game and finished it off in 2 hours, 14 minutes when Chakvetadze netted a forehand. (Web site)

Radwanska

  1. Sharapova broke Radwanska in the next game, then served out the match. (Web site)
  2. Radwanska led 5-3 in the second set, when Sharapova committed 11 of her 13 double faults. (Web site)
  3. Radwanska took a 1-0 lead in the second set but Sharapova promptly reeled off eight games in a row to stand 2-0 up in the third. (Web site)

Jelena Jankovic

  1. With a win over Jelena Jankovic in Tokyo, Sharapova returned to winner's circle. (Web site)
  2. Sharapova will now face No.3 Jelena Jankovic in the semis. (Web site)
  3. Ana Ivanovic and Daniela Hantuchova have joined Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic to fight for a place in this years first major final. (Web site)

World Number

  1. While 2006 U.S. Open champion has maintained the world number two ranking, Sharapova has not won a title since Linz last October. (Web site)
  2. Sharapova won the tier one Pan Pacific Open in 2005 and seized the world number one ranking for the first time in August of that year.
  3. World number 5 Maria Sharapova has recently decided to represent Russia in the Fed Cup quarter final against Israel on 2-3 February. (Web site)

Former World Number

  1. Former world number one Sharapova needed just over an hour to beat current world number 10 Petrova. (Web site)
  2. She made her return in Linz and made it to the quarterfinals, before losing to former world number 1 Maria Sharapova in two tight sets. (Web site)
  3. The former world number one, tournament winner in 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2002, outplayed defending champion Sharapova. (Web site)

Schnyder

  1. As Sharapova started her service motion at 7-7, 30-love, Schnyder tried to call time.

Golovin

  1. Sharapova won her two previous matches against Golovin, both on grass.
  2. Sharapova was serving at deuce, up by 4-3, when Golovin rolled her left ankle while running down one of Sharapova's laser strokes.
  3. Golovin and Sharapova will now do battle in the semis.

First Round

  1. Sharapova, who has been nursing an elbow injury this year, posted the win after exiting in the first round of last week's Madrid Open. (Web site)
  2. Sharapova, competing in her first tournament since losing in the first round of the Australian Open last month, did not drop a set throughout the event.
  3. Maria Sharapova played her first match in almost two months falling 6-4, 6-3 to Lucie Safarova in the first round of Madrid.

Right Elbow

  1. Sharapova, the 10th seed, lost the final four games after getting treatment on her right elbow while leading, 3-2, and preparing to serve in the third set.
  2. Sharapova is recovering from a bone bruise in her right elbow.
  3. Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from next week's Sony Ericsson Open because of a bone bruise in her right elbow.

Second Tournament

  1. She lost in the quarterfinals to Maria Sharapova 6–2, 6–3. In just her second tournament in over six months, Pierce played at the US Open. (Web site)

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