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Goodbye, tennis: Sharapova announces retirement

Goodbye, tennis: Sharapova announces retirement

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova, one of the world's most recognisable and highest-paid sportswomen, on Wednesday announced her retirement at the age of 32.

Maria Sharapova wins first title since drugs ban

Maria Sharapova wins first title since drugs ban

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova was made to fight by 102nd-ranked teenager Aryna Sabalenka at the Tianjin Open on Sunday before winning her first title since her 15-month doping ban.

Sharapova advances into US Open last 16, Cilic ousted

Sharapova advances into US Open last 16, Cilic ousted

Maria Sharapova rolled into the last 16 at the US Open by overpowering US teen Sofia Kenin on Friday while a wide-open side of the men's draw lost 2014 champion Marin Cilic.

Sharapova begins long road back after doping ban

Sharapova begins long road back after doping ban

Maria Sharapova returns from a 15-month doping ban on Wednesday with promoters of the Stuttgart tournament drooling over profit margins while rivals condemn the smooth road prepared for the Russian's rehabilitation.

Sharapova to return to tennis in April after ban

Sharapova to return to tennis in April after ban

Maria Sharapova will make her return to competitive tennis following her 15-month ban at the WTA clay-court tournament in Stuttgart in April, it was announced on Tuesday.

Suspended Sharapova named on Russian Olympic team

Suspended Sharapova named on Russian Olympic team

Russia have included Maria Sharapova in their Olympic tennis team despite the star player being suspended over a positive test for the banned drug meldonium, the country's tennis federation said on Thursday.

Sharapova fails drug test, Nike suspends ties

Sharapova fails drug test, Nike suspends ties

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova said on Monday she had failed a drug test at the Australian Open due to a substance she was taking for health issues, leading longtime sponsor Nike to announce it was suspending ties during the investigation.

Serena crushes Sharapova to reach Open semis

Serena crushes Sharapova to reach Open semis

World number one Serena Williams destroyed Maria Sharapova for an 18th straight time Tuesday to inflict more pain on her long-time Russian rival and power into the Australian Open semi-finals.