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Williams crushes Sharapova; Djokovic cruises; Kerber out at US Open

Williams crushes Sharapova; Djokovic cruises; Kerber out at US Open

It was billed the heavyweight contest of the US Open first round but the latest duel between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova was just as lopsided as most of their past affairs.

Sharapova wins first French Open match since 2015

Sharapova wins first French Open match since 2015

Two-time champion Maria Sharapova survived a serious scare to claim a 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp in her first French Open match since 2015 on Tuesday.

Sharapova out as 'almost dead' Halep survives

Sharapova out as 'almost dead' Halep survives

Maria Sharapova was sent crashing out of the Australian Open in a crushing defeat by Angelique Kerber Saturday as Simona Halep survived a titanic struggle to make the last 16.

Sharapova reaches first final since drugs ban

Sharapova reaches first final since drugs ban

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova crushed Peng Shuai 6-3, 6-1 at the Tianjin Open on Saturday to reach her first final since serving a 15-month doping ban.

Sharapova withdraws from Stanford with left arm injury

Sharapova withdraws from Stanford with left arm injury

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova withdrew from the WTA Bank of the West Classic just before her scheduled second-round match Wednesday with a left arm injury, tournament officials announced.

Sharapova battles into second round at Stanford

Sharapova battles into second round at Stanford

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova made a battling return to US hardcourts on Monday with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 victory over American Jennifer Brady in Stanford, California.

Sharapova boxes clever as return nears

Sharapova boxes clever as return nears

Maria Sharapova said Wednesday she refused to feel sorry for herself during her doping ban, occupying her time by studying at Harvard, writing a book and even learning how to box.

Sharapova doping ban reduced to 15 months by CAS

Sharapova doping ban reduced to 15 months by CAS

Maria Sharapova said she could not wait to return to tennis next April after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reduced the former world number one's two-year drugs ban by nine months on Tuesday.

Sharapova files appeal against two-year ban from tennis

Sharapova files appeal against two-year ban from tennis

Russian former number one Maria Sharapova has lodged an appeal of her two-year suspension from tennis with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), seeking to have the ban either lifted completely or reduced.

Sharapova banned for two years by ITF

Sharapova banned for two years by ITF

Russian former world number one Maria Sharapova was handed a two-year ban by the International Tennis Federation on Wednesday following her positive test for banned drug meldonium at this year's Australian Open.

UN suspends Sharapova as goodwill ambassador

UN suspends Sharapova as goodwill ambassador

The UN has suspended Maria Sharapova as a goodwill ambassador after she failed a drug test at the Australian Open, the latest fall from grace for the Russian tennis star.

Sharapova lashes out at critics over dope test

Sharapova lashes out at critics over dope test

Maria Sharapova hit back on Friday at suggestions she received five separate warnings about changes to tennis’ anti-doping rules which ultimately led to her testing positive for a banned drug.