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- 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.
- Sharapova is an aggressive baseliner, with power, depth, and angles on her forehand and backhand.
- Sharapova, the U.S. Open champion, will be making her first appearance in an Australian Open final after two losses in the semifinals.
- 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.
- Sharapova was the top seed at the Australian Open because of World No.
- Sharapova had to survive another break point, saved with a backhand winner, before clinching the set with her seventh ace.
- The upset of Petrova follows comebacks from a set down against three-time major champion Maria Sharapova in the third round, and No.
- 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.
- Former champion Maria Sharapova has reached the third round of Wimbledon after a straight-sets victory over Romania's Ioana Raluca Olaru.
- 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.
- 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.
- There will be four groups of players and Jelena Jankovic, Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams and Zheng Jie will lead their groups.
- But it's a different story when Sharapova plays Maria Kirilenko.
- Top-ranked Maria Sharapova defeated Japan's Shinobu Asagoe 6-4, 6-1 to set up an all-Russian semifinal with Maria Kirilenko.
- But Kirilenko ran out of energy, Sharapova got stronger, and converted her fifth match point to win 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.
- Kirilenko ousted 2008 champion Maria Sharapova in the opening round.
- Sharapova won her first title on clay at the Bausch & Lomb Championships in Amelia Island, Florida, defeating Dominika Cibulkova in the final.
- Sharapova pushed a forehand into the net on the final point, and Cibulkova collapsed to the clay in glee and relief.
- On clay, Sharapova participated only at the French Open because of injury and was eliminated in the fourth round.
- Sharapova finished the year with a 31–9 record, winning one singles title, in Tokyo.
- In the semifinals of Indian Wells, Maria Sharapova lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova, her first loss of the year.
- Now Sharapova wants a second career Grand Slam title; Mauresmo's won that many this year alone, at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
- Sharapova ended the year ranked World No. 5, the fourth consecutive year that she finished in the top five.
- In 2006, Maxim ranked Sharapova the hottest athlete in the world for the fourth consecutive year.
- In 2006, Maxim magazine ranked Maria Sharapova the hottest athlete in the world for the fourth consecutive year.
- The remaining of the men's matches were finished and some of the women's winners were Maria Sharapova, Amélie Mauresmo and Venus Williams.
- She defeated the top two seeds, Maria Sharapova and Lindsay Davenport, en route to the title.
- Sharapova has lived in the United States since then but retains her Russian citizenship.
- Sharapova never looked back, breaking Schnyder to 4-0 with a blazing forehand and winning the match with another forehand winner.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sharapova has been ranked in the top 10 since winning Wimbledon, the longest of any current female tennis player.
- 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.
- In the semifinals, Venus Williams beat defending champion Sharapova, while Davenport moved past Mauresmo in a tight match.
- At Wimbledon, Williams defeated defending champion Sharapova in a semifinal 7-6(2), 6-1, breaking Sharapova's serve four times.
- The recurring shoulder problem then forced Sharapova to withdraw from events in Zurich and Linz, at both of which she was the defending champion.
- Sharapova, who had a first-round bye, had not played a match since straining her left hamstring in Tokyo in early February.
- 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.
- Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a return to Gisela Dulko of Argentina during their second round singles match at Wimbledon, Wednesday, June 24, 2009.
- This partnership is the first that Sharapova has signed since winning the U.S. Open last year, her second Grand Slam title.
- Sharapova then prevailed over Henin in the final 6-4, 6-4 to win her second Grand Slam title.
- NEW YORK -- Maria Sharapova insists she's more about substance than style, and now she has a second Grand Slam title to prove it.
- At Wimbledon, Sharapova was seeded third but lost in the second round to compatriot and World No.
- 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.
- 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.
- During the North American summer hard court season leading up to the US Open, Sharapova played three tournaments.
- Sharapova will compete in Madrid and Strasbourg before playing in the French Open.
- Sharapova is expected to make a comeback at the WTA event in Madrid this November.
- MADRID -- Former top-ranked players Justine Henin and Maria Sharapova crashed out in the first round of the Madrid Masters on Sunday.
- Sharapova suffered a 6-4 6-3 defeat by Lucie Safarova in her first match since March following an elbow injury.
- 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.
- Maria Sharapova suffers a straight-sets defeat by Lucie Safarova in Madrid in her first match since March following an elbow injury.
- 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.
- However, she then lost in the semifinals to eventual champion Henin.[ 15] Sharapova would have finished the season as World No.
- Sharapova made adjustments to her service motion after that operation, then missed nearly two months this season with a right elbow injury.
- In the second set, Sharapova struggled briefly with her serve and faced two break points in the opening game and another in the third.
- 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.
- Sharapova found herself 0-40 down in the opening game, which she lost two points later, hitting a backhanded drop shot wide.
- They met at a sports academy in Bradenton, Fla., where Sharapova had won a tennis scholarship after emigrating from Russia at age 7.
- At age 7, Sharapova was brought to the United States by her father to attend the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
- When Sharapova was six, she and her father moved from Russia to the United States, to enroll her in the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy.
- Maria Sharapova was seen again today hitting the practice courts at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
- 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.
- 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.
- Maria Sharapova became the first Russian woman to reach the number one spot in the rankings, holding it for seven non-consecutive weeks.
- At the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Sharapova crashed out to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the second round, 7-6(9), 6-2.
- 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.
- Despite the Kremlin Cup being hosted in her home country, Sharapova had never won two matches at one time in the past three years.
- Sharapova sent a forehand wide to lose the match and drop to 9-2 in three-set matches this year.
- When Petrova sent a forehand wide to end the match, Sharapova covered her face with her fists.
- 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.
- 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.
- Twelve months after describing herself as a 'cow on ice' on clay, Sharapova skidded out of the tournament by ramming a forehand long.
- The left-hander took the second set when Sharapova hit a forehand long.
- At Wimbledon, she had not lost a break of serve until she met Venus and once Sharapova was broken she all but fell apart.
- 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.
- Venus started the year by losing to Maria Sharapova in straight sets in an exhibition match.
- Serena. Before the draw was announced, I thought both Williams sisters, Henin and Sharapova were the only four women with a real shot.
- 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.
- Well, the injuries are piling up again: Safina, Maria Sharapova, Kim Clijsters, both Williams sisters, etc.
- Playing in her first final since a serious shoulder injury, Sharapova committed 10 double faults and had trouble with even the most routine shots.
- But Maria Sharapova has been improving with each week and made the first final since her comeback from injury in Toronto losing to Elena.
- Sharapova then reached her first final since April 2008, at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, beating Vera Zvonareva and Agnieszka Radwanska en route.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sharapova had eight double faults and six aces in the match but said she can live with that balance in her service game.
- Fifth seeded Sharapova struggled to maintain her dominance as she broke the service game again and raced into the final victory 6-4.
- But with Sharapova on the verge of victory at 5-4, 40-love in the second set, Henin-Hardenne saved three match points.
- Williams saved three match points against Sharapova in the semifinals.
- Sharapova easily held to lead 6-5 before Clijsters completely lost her way, committing a slew of errors to face three match points.
- She then defeated Anna Chakvetadze in the semifinals.[ 16] In the final, Sharapova lost to World No.
- Sharapova is behind Anna Chakvetadze and Serena Williams with the likes of Venus Williams close behind.
- Anna Chakvetadze against Maria Sharapova, who survived two match points to win 3-6, 6-4, 9-7 over Patty Schnyder, shown on NBC.
- Sharapova took the first set by breaking Chakvetadze's serve, winning the set when Chakvetadze sent a languid forehand into the net.
- Sharapova, who won the title in 2004, and Chakvetadze will meet for the fourth time this year.
- Sharapova got two more match points in the 12th game and finished it off in 2 hours, 14 minutes when Chakvetadze netted a forehand.
- Sharapova broke Radwanska in the next game, then served out the match.
- Radwanska led 5-3 in the second set, when Sharapova committed 11 of her 13 double faults.
- 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.
- With a win over Jelena Jankovic in Tokyo, Sharapova returned to winner's circle.
- Sharapova will now face No.3 Jelena Jankovic in the semis.
- Ana Ivanovic and Daniela Hantuchova have joined Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic to fight for a place in this years first major final.
- While 2006 U.S. Open champion has maintained the world number two ranking, Sharapova has not won a title since Linz last October.
- 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.
- World number 5 Maria Sharapova has recently decided to represent Russia in the Fed Cup quarter final against Israel on 2-3 February.
- Former world number one Sharapova needed just over an hour to beat current world number 10 Petrova.
- 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.
- The former world number one, tournament winner in 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2002, outplayed defending champion Sharapova.
- As Sharapova started her service motion at 7-7, 30-love, Schnyder tried to call time.
- Sharapova won her two previous matches against Golovin, both on grass.
- Sharapova was serving at deuce, up by 4-3, when Golovin rolled her left ankle while running down one of Sharapova's laser strokes.
- Golovin and Sharapova will now do battle in the semis.
- 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.
- 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.
- Maria Sharapova played her first match in almost two months falling 6-4, 6-3 to Lucie Safarova in the first round of Madrid.
- 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.
- Sharapova is recovering from a bone bruise in her right elbow.
- Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from next week's Sony Ericsson Open because of a bone bruise in her right elbow.
- 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.
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