Maria Sharapova tells CNN that winning the French Open would be the toughest accomplishment of her career.
Maria Sharapova beat Li Na in three sets to defend her Italian Open title in Rome on Sunday in a bizarre match played in sometimes heavy rain and amid the distraction of football fans gathering nearby.
Maria Sharapova produced a powerful performance to defeat world No.1 Victoria Azarenka in the final of the WTA clay-court event in Stuttgart on Sunday.
Agnieszka Radwanska has beaten Maria Sharapova in the final of the Miami Masters to claim her second title of the year.
Top seed Maria Sharapova made a surprise exit from the WTA Paris Open when she was beaten in the quarterfinals Friday by German ninth seed Angelique Kerber.
Russia have a 2-0 lead after the opening singles' matches of their Fed Cup first round tie against Spain.
Maria Sharapova certainly means business when she steps onto a tennis court.
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Some thoughts on Thursday's women's semifinals at the Australian Open, where Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka advanced with three-set victories to set up a final in which the winner will become the WTA's new No. 1 ...
In terms of age, just two years separate Australian Open finalists Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka. But in terms of what the two young women have achieved in their tennis careers so far, they are poles apart.
It is a noise that has become synonymous with watching top-level tennis -- the sound of ear-splitting shrieks and grunts as star players battle against each other in a bid to claim the sport's biggest prizes.
Three-time major winner Maria Sharapova has been forced to withdraw from January's Brisbane International event because of an ankle injury.
Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the season-ending WTA Championships in Istanbul after suffering successive straight-sets defeats.
World number two Maria Sharapova limped out of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo after twisting her ankle during her quarterfinal match against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.
Maria Sharapova beat Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand in straight sets 6-2, 7-5 to cruise into the third round of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova crashed out and Maria Sharapova survived an almighty scare on the opening day of the U.S. Open Monday.
1. Sharapova wins battle of ex-No. 1s: We'll get to injury-mania in a bit. But first, a toast to the winners of the "his" and "hers" titles at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Overall, the first year of this "mixed" event was a success.
Maria Sharapova fought back from one set and a break down against Jelena Jankovic to clinch the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.
Maria Sharapova headed the pack as four of the top 10 seeds at the Western and Southern Open advanced to the third round of the Cincinnati event with wins on Tuesday.
Serena Williams produced a dominating performance to beat Maria Sharapova 6-1 6-3 to reach the semifinals of the WTA tournament in Stanford.
Maria Sharapova battled into the quarterfinals of the Stanford Classic in California on Wednesday to set up a potential showdown with fellow former world No. 1 Serena Williams.
Maria Sharapova powered her way to a first Wimbledon final in seven years after she brushed aside Sabine Lisicki to set up a meeting with Petra Kvitova.
CNN's Ayesha Durgahee interviews Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon 2011.
Li Na became the first Chinese player to reach the French Open final after a comprehensive victory over former world number one Maria Sharapova.
Li Na set up a French Open semifinal clash with former world number one Maria Sharapova after toppling fourth seed Victoria Azarenka at Roland Garros.
Maria Sharapova survived another tight encounter to book her place in the quarterfinals of the French Open Monday with a straight sets win over Polish 12th seed Agnieszka Radwanska.
Maria Sharapova remains on track for a first French Open title after reaching the last 16 with a comprehensive win over Taiwanese qualifier Chan Yung-Jan on Saturday.
Put aside the Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal storyline for a moment. It's one of the sport's most compelling developments in years, perhaps to come to a head at the French Open, but from this corner, the best story of the Rome Masters was Maria Sharapova's stirring triumph.
Maria Sharapova boosted her hopes of winning a first French Open title next month by beating last year's runner-up Samantha Stosur in the final of the Rome Masters on Sunday.
Tennis star, Maria Sharapova, tells CNN's Max Foster how she's connecting with fans with a new website.
World number 13 Maria Sharapova has been forced to withdraw from the Paris Open suffering from illness.
Maria Sharapova put memories of her first round defeat at last year's Australian Open firmly behind her with a convincing opening victory over Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand.
Maria Sharapova crashed out of the China Open on Tuesday, with the former world No. 1 suffering her second consecutive early exit.
The draw holds many treasures. These are some of the matches I'd like to see if things break just right at the U.S. Open:
Kim Clijsters will play Maria Sharapova in the final of the WTA tournament in Cincinnati after both had contrasting semifinal victories.
Maria Sharapova swept past seventh seed Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals of the $2 million WTA tournament in Cincinnati.
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus thrashed former world number one Maria Sharapova 6-4 6-1 in the final of the WTA tournament in Stanford to win her first title of the year.
Defending champion Marion Bartoli has been beaten in the quarterfinals of the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, losing in three sets to Belarusian Victoria Azarenka.
Maria Sharapova continued her fine run at the WTA Bank of the West Classic in California with a straight sets win over Olga Govortsova of Belarus to reach the quarterfinals.
Former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova gained revenge over China's Zheng Jie as she reached the second round of the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford.
Top seed Li Na defeated former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova 7-5, 6-1 in the final of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England.
Maria Sharapova battled to a three-set victory over American qualifier Alison Riske to reach the final of the WTA tournament in Birmingham on Saturday.
Maria Sharapova powered into the semifinals of the WTA tournament in Birmingham with a straight sets victory over old adversary Sesil Karatantcheva on Friday.
Second seed Venus Williams crashed out of the French Open with a straight sets defeat to Nadia Petrova of Russia in their fourth round clash in Paris on Sunday.
Maria Sharapova completed her French Open preparations with a straight sets win over Germany's Kristina Barrois to win the WTA tournament in Strasbourg on Saturday.
Maria Sharapova has been hit by a new injury setback and will be sidelined for up to six weeks, according to the Russian's tennis star's personal Web site.
1. Ring in the old: It was a good week for players in need in strong results. Some of you wondered why Maria Sharapova would take a pass on the well-paying Dubai event to enter Memphis. Perhaps the answer: to bolster her confidence and get in some matches and pick up some appearance-fee bounty in the process. She did all three at the Regions Morgan Keegan event, winning her first title of 2010. Other highlights from the bank of the Mississippi: Ernests Gulbis, a top 10 prospect not long ago, put together some nice wins and reached the semis. Nicole Vaidisova, whose career has been in the abyss, won a main draw match for the first time in a long time. In Dubai, Venus Williams, perhaps still stung by a disappointing loss in the Aussie Open quarters, won her 42nd career title, beating Victoria Azarenka in the finals. Don't count her out yet. Michael Llodra won both the singles and doubles in Marseille. David Nalbandian returned in Buenos Aires. Juan Carlos Ferrero, suddenly resurgent,
Top seed Maria Sharapova continued her dominant form at the combined WTA/ATP tournament in Memphis with a straight sets 6-4 6-3 victory over fifth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova.
Tour officials would have you believe that the 2009 Grand Slam season was another compelling, fun-filled display of women's tennis, but it was hardly that. It was a mess. If there was an overriding theme, it was something along the lines of "I'm An Emotional Wreck."
What do you think Maria Sharapova should do? Bring her father, Yuri, back to the box? This can't be about the serve only, Elena Dementieva has been in the top 10 without a proper serve for ages. Sharapova risks ending up in the Martina Hingis/Daniela Hantuchova category: at their best when they are "only 17" and unable to repeat their earlier results after age 20. By the way, if Sharapova's career history holds up then she should win the 2010 French Open. -- Don, Europe
Former champion Maria Sharapova was the biggest name to fall as she lost an epic three-set match with fellow-Russian Maria Kirilenko on a wet and windy opening day at the Australian Open.
Maria Sharapova landed the Toray Pan Pacific Open title in Tokyo on Saturday as her final opponent Jelena Jankovic was forced to retire injured in the first set.
Unseeded Maria Sharapova set up a final meeting with fellow-former world number one Jelena Jankovic at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Friday, with a hard-fought three-set victory over Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland.
Maria Sharapova stayed on course for her first tournament victory since returning to the WTA Tour with a battling three-sets victory over Alisa Kleybanova in the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Wednesday.
Top seeds Dinara Safina and Maria Sharapova crashed out of the U.S. Open to teenagers in each of their marathon three-set matches on Saturday in major upsets at Flushing Meadows.
Fourth seed Elena Dementieva defeated fellow-Russian Maria Sharapova in straight sets on Sunday to claim the WTA Rogers Cup in Toronto.
Maria Sharapova has been beaten in the semifinals of the LA Championships, losing in three sets to 10th-seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta.
Maria Sharapova took a step closer to her first tournament victory since January 2008 as she moved into the semifinals of the L.A. Women's Tennis Championships on Friday night.
Maria Sharapova continued her rehabilitation from injury with a comfortable victory at the L.A. Women's Tennis Championships on an opening day that saw early exits for three of the four seeded players in action.
Former champion Maria Sharapova came safely through a testing first round encounter with Ukraine's Viktoriya Kutusova as she won 7-5 6-4 on Court One on Monday.
Top seed Dinara Safina battled from a set down to defeat Belarusian teenager Victoria Azarenka at the French Open, but there was no escape for scheduled semifinal opponent Maria Sharapova who suffered a humiliating exit.
Maria Sharapova stepped up her comeback after injury to claim the scalp of 11th seed Nadia Pedrova to reach the third round of the French Open in Paris on Wednesday.
Maria Sharapova's comeback from injury continued with a comfortable victory over Darya Kustova of Belarus in the second round of the Warsaw Open on Wednesday.
Maria Sharapova returned to competitive singles after a near 10-month absence on Monday as she bids to prove her fitness for the forthcoming French Open in Paris.
Injury-plagued Maria Sharapova is returning to WTA Tour action at next week's Warsaw Open in Poland, the former world number one announced on her personal Web site.
Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova returned to action after a seven month injury layoff in a doubles match at Indian Wells in California.
Russian former world number one Maria Sharapova will return to competitive action after a six-month injury absence in this week's tournament at Indian Wells.
1. Where does the Nadal-Federer passion play go from here? You'd be hard-pressed to name a more gripping and textured rivalry in professional sports. One versus two. Lefty versus righty. Grit versus polish. Nouveau versus classic. Will versus Grace, as it were. In 2008, Nadal beat Federer all four times they met --including their spellbinding Wimbledon final -- and assumed the No. l ranking in the process. Yet Federer recovered and enter 2009 within a single Major title of tying Pete Sampras' record. So long as both remain healthy, Rafa-Roger the best theater in tennis, no matter what happens.
If Nadal went straight from Paris to Wimbledon, skipped any grass court warm-ups, and lost to Ivan Navarro (ATP #133) or Joseph Sirianni (ATP #154), you would question his judgement ... I hope. Same for Ivanovic and Sharapova? -- Gerry Gollin, Redlands, CA
Third seed Maria Sharapova has been dumped out of Wimbledon in spectacular fashion, crashing to a straight sets defeat at the hands of little-known fellow- Russian Alla Kudryavtseva.
Top-seeded Maria Sharapova was a shock casualty at the French Open on Monday when she crashed 6-7 7-6 6-2 against fellow Russian Dinara Safina in Paris.
Top seed Maria Sharapova finally found some form at the French Open to clinch a place in the fourth round at Roland Garros, while Russian compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova was also in ruthless form to secure her spot.
World No. 1 Maria Sharapova struggled into the second round of the French Open after surviving a massive scare against unheralded fellow-Russian Evgeniya Rodina in Paris on Wednesday.
World No. 3 Maria Sharapova has blasted the ruling body of women's tennis over its demands for top players ahead of this month's Italian Open in Rome.
Maria Sharapova's preparations for the second grand slam of the season have been further derailed as the Russian star was forced to withdraw from next week's German Open through injury.
Maria Sharapova will switch her focus to the clay season as she makes her return to the court this week after a fortnight's break enforced by injury and fatigue.
Maria Sharapova will not risk her shoulder injury to play for Russia in the Fed Cup semifinals against the United States later this month.
Australian Open champion Maria Sharapova continued her outstanding start to 2008 with a straight sets victory over 25th seed Eleni Daniilidou of Greece in the WTA tournament at Indian Wells.
Maria Sharapova remains unbeaten in 2008 after winning the Qatar Open with a 6-1 2-6 6-0 victory over fellow Russian Vera Zvonareva in Sunday's final in Doha.
Maria Sharapova will face her Russian compatriot Vera Zvonareva in the final of the Qatar Open on Sunday.
Australian Open champion Maria Sharapova maintained her unbeaten record in 2008 as she powered her way into the semifinals of the Qatar Open with a victory in less than an hour.
Fifth seed Maria Sharapova won the Australian Open for the first time on Saturday, beating Ana Ivanovic in straights sets to claim her third Grand Slam title.
Five quick observations after watching Maria Sharapova win her third Grand Slam title, taking out Ana Ivanovic in the final of the Australian Open.
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Maria Sharapova has some unfinished business at the Australian Open. In last year's final, she was flat-out embarrassed by Serena Williams. No surprise, then, that Sharapova has targeted this event since.
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Is it me, or is that the best anybody has seen Maria Sharapova play since she won Wimbledon? It is not easy beating Justine Henin 6-0 in a set. Sharapova was hitting powerful backhands with great angle. Also, it seems her serve is a lot better. Maybe, the shoulder injury really did affect her in 2007. I would say she is the favorite to win going on her current form. What do you think? -- Bob Diepold, Charlotte, N.C.
Maria Sharapova was close to her best as she swept aside Ana Ivanovic 6-1 6-2 for her third and by far most impressive victory in the group stages of the WTA championships in Madrid.
Maria Sharapova produced another display of fearsome big hitting to roll into the US Open third round on Thursday.
Maria Sharapova, who ruled the 2006 U.S. Open in an elegant, black tennis outfit, dressed in red for the opening match of her title defense on Tuesday and was on fire in a sizzling 6-0 6-1 romp over Italian Roberta Vinci.
Venus Williams stayed on course for a fourth Wimbledon crown when she breathtakingly demolished second seed Maria Sharapova 6-1 6-3 in a brutal fourth round victory.
Maria Sharapova won two matches in a day to progress to the semifinals of the weather-hit DFS Classic in Birmingham on Saturday.
What's wrong with this picture? On the men's side, you have Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal -- great ambassadors for the sport, always gentlemanly and giving credit where it's due. You have Andy Roddick, always good for a nice witty comment or two even in defeat, and as far as I know, none of the other top 10 players have been accused of gamesmanship.
On day 10 the quarterfinals began, the big names came out in force and the quality of tennis stepped up a notch.
World number two Maria Sharapova had to stave off two match points before beating Patty Schnyder of Switzerland 3-6 6-4 9-7 in an enthralling fourth round match at the French Open on Sunday.
Maria Sharapova was given a brief scare on her way to a 6-1 6-4 victory over Russian qualifier Alla Kudryavtseva in the French Open third round on Saturday.
Russian top seed Maria Sharapova reached the semifinals of the WTA Istanbul tournament with a hard-won victory over Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska on Thursday.
Move over Chrissie and Greg: tennis queen Maria Sharapova has confessed to having a crush on one of the world's top golfers. And the coveted title of being Sharapova's object of desire isn't going to Tiger Woods.
World number two Maria Sharapova has pulled out of next week's Family Circle Cup and Russia's Fed Cup tie against Spain as her 2007 season continues to be plagued by injury.
Russia's Vera Zvonareva staged a remarkable comeback to send defending champion Maria Sharapova crashing out of the Pacific Life Open on Tuesday, completing an afternoon of major upsets in the women's draw.
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