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#Maria Sharapova

# maria-sharapova - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Sharapova fights for her tennis life as anti-doping panel decides on 'heart drug' ban

Tennis superstar faces four-year ban if panel finds that she deliberately broke anti-doping rules.

# maria-sharapova - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Maria Sharapova's future in tennis could be decided next week

WADA’s revelation that meldonium bans could be overturned has incensed the attorney of the suspended star.

# maria-sharapova - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Sales of meldonium soar after Sharapova’s positive drug test

The Soviet-era drug was thrust into the spotlight on 7 March, after the tennis star admitted to using it.

# maria-sharapova - Sunday 13 March, 2016

John McEnroe says it’s a ‘no-brainer’ for players to use legal drugs

Andy Murray had suggested that taking any drug for performance-enhancing reasons – whether legal or not – is wrong.

# maria-sharapova - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Sharapova denies receiving five warnings about meldonium

After her positive drugs test, Maria Sharapova denied being warned multiple times about meldonium being added to WADA’s prohibited list.

# maria-sharapova - Friday 11 March, 2016

There have been 99 positive tests this year for ‘Sharapova’s heart drug’

Meldonium hit headlines when tennis star Maria Sharapova tested positive at Australian Open.

# maria-sharapova - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Nadal sick of dealing with doping suspicions and feels ‘Sharapova must be punished’

The Spaniard has used stem-cell therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma therapy in the past to aid his recovery from injury.

Sharapova lawyer confident of ban leniency – report

The star admitted on Monday that she had tested positive for the banned substance meldonium.

# maria-sharapova - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Sharapova was ‘reckless beyond description’, says former WADA chief Dick Pound

Sharapova faces four-year ban following doping positive at the Australian Open.

# maria-sharapova - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Serena Williams applauds ‘courage’ of Maria Sharapova

The US star also played down fears the doping bombshell would damage tennis.

We’ll Leave it There So: Capriati hammers Sharapova, Sunderland CEO resigns and all today’s sport

Meanwhile, Rob Kearney has emerged as an injury doubt ahead of Ireland’s Six Nations clash with Italy.

Sharapova’s failed dope test shines light on Meldonium

The drug is manufactured in Latvia and prescribed to treat heart disease.

Capriati calls for Sharapova to be stripped of titles after drug test fail

The Russian tennis star has been blasted by Jennifer Capriati.

Nike suspends relationship with Sharapova after failed drugs test revelation

Maria Sharapova stunned the sporting world after failing a drugs test in Melbourne earlier this year.

# maria-sharapova - Monday 7 March, 2016

‘I’ve made a huge mistake’: Sharapova reveals she failed drugs test at Australian Open

The former world number one called a press conference at short notice.

We’ll Leave it There So: Sharapova fails drugs test, angry McGregor and all today’s sport

Meanwhile, NFL star Peyton Manning has officially announced his retirement.

Sharapova schedules press conference amid retirement rumours

The former world number one will make a ‘major announcement’ today.

# maria-sharapova - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Serena Williams plays shot AROUND the net in Australian Open win Long Way Round This post contains videos

Serena Williams plays shot AROUND the net in Australian Open win

“I don’t know if I have done that [before],” said Williams.

# maria-sharapova - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Sharapova was accused of ‘gamesmanship’ by her opponent at Wimbledon today

The star will meet world number one Serena Williams in the semi-finals of the competition

# maria-sharapova - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Wimbledon set for heat breaks – but only for women

The ruling will allow for a 10-minute stoppage between the second and third sets of matches.

# maria-sharapova - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Serena Williams wins her sixth Australian Open after straight-sets victory over Maria Sharapova

The 33 year-old’s 19th Grand Slam moves her above Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert on the honours list.

A rain delay at the Aussie Open meant 30 people got the cloths out and mopped up

They do things a little differently at the Rod Laver Arena.

# maria-sharapova - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Number one seed Serena Williams dumped out of Wimbledon

The American joined her sister by being eliminated while there were wins for Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova today.

# maria-sharapova - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Maria Sharapova clinches second French Open after thrilling tussle

The Russian defeated Simona Halep in three sets.

# maria-sharapova - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Sharapova sees off Bouchard in three sets to book final berth against Halep

The Russian will face the 22-year-old Romanian on Saturday.

# maria-sharapova - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Picture this: New threat Bouchard cherishes old Sharapova snap Ace

Picture this: New threat Bouchard cherishes old Sharapova snap

The pair now face off in the last-four of the French Open.

# maria-sharapova - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Maria Sharapova confused as Andy Murray’s mother compares her to a teabag

The Russia advanced to the semi-final of the French Open after victory over Garbine Muguruza of Spain.

# maria-sharapova - Monday 10 March, 2014

Sharapova and Williams cold war ends but Russian insists she won’t wear a catsuit

The American made the first step towards smoothing out the pair’s fractious relationship.

# maria-sharapova - Monday 20 January, 2014

Top seeds scattered to the wind as Aussie Open shocks keep coming

Maria Sharapova followed Serena Williams out of the Grand Slam tournament today.

# maria-sharapova - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

So Maria Sharapova wants to change her name to ‘Sugarpova’…

Is this the future of sports marketing?

# maria-sharapova - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Maria Sharapova fires new coach Jimmy Connors after just 1 match

Well that escalated quickly.

# maria-sharapova - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

# maria-sharapova - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Wave goodbye: Li Na storms past Sharapova into final

Victoria Azarenka now stands between the Chinese star and a second Grand Slam title.

# maria-sharapova - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

‘Forbes don’t have my PIN number’: Sharapova brushes off Rich List talk

Sharapova is rated as the world’s highest paid female athlete with earnings of almost $28 million per year.

# maria-sharapova - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Australian Open round-up: Ferrer and Almagro set to meet, Sharapova smashes record

In addition, Tomas Berdych defeated Kevin Anderson.

# maria-sharapova - Monday 14 January, 2013

Bullet point briefing: what you missed on day 1 at the Australian Open

We’re determined to win the battle against those pesky time zones this year.

# maria-sharapova - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Serena imposes authority with crushing win

The American star beat Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 6-2, 6-2 earlier today at the Brisbane International.

Sharapova pulls out of Brisbane International

The 25-year-old has been forced to drop out of the tournament with a right collarbone injury

# maria-sharapova - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Hold on to your hats: Serena Williams named WTA player of the year

The American won Wimbledon, the US Open and Olympic gold after a successful comeback.

# maria-sharapova - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Serena Williams: I will be number 1 again

And who would doubt her?

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