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#Maria Sharapova

# maria-sharapova - Sunday 3 September, 2017

51 unforced errors brings an end to Maria Sharapova's Grand Slam comeback in New York

The Russian was beaten in three sets by Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova.

# maria-sharapova - Saturday 2 September, 2017

'Where is she now?': Sharapova continues war of words with Wozniacki

Sharapova fired back after advancing through to the fourth round at the US Open.

# maria-sharapova - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Wozniacki slams 'unacceptable' Sharapova favoritism at US Open

Sharapova isn’t happy with the tournament organisers.

# maria-sharapova - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'I had no right to win': Emotional Sharapova causes upset on Grand Slam return

Back at a Grand Slam for the first time since 2016 Australian Open, the Russian enjoyed her “special” return at Flushing Meadows.

# maria-sharapova - Monday 28 August, 2017

Sharapova's Grand Slam return steals US Open spotlight

The former world number one is in action in New York tonight.

# maria-sharapova - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

After French Open snub, Sharapova handed US Open wildcard

The Russian has not featured at a Major since early 2016.

# maria-sharapova - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Women's Tennis Association not happy with French Open's Maria Sharapova snub

The WTA claim the reasoning is wrong.

# maria-sharapova - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Maria Sharapova denied French Open wild card

The former world number one will miss the tournament for the second year in a row.

# maria-sharapova - Monday 15 May, 2017

Maria Sharapova's comeback gathers pace as she secures place in Wimbledon qualifiers

And she could be handed a place in the French Open tomorrow.

# maria-sharapova - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

'Players I don't normally speak to were rooting for me' - Bouchard

The Canadian says she has the support of the locker room.

# maria-sharapova - Monday 8 May, 2017

Bouchard beats 'cheater' Sharapova in intense Madrid encounter The Mighty Bouch This post contains videos

Bouchard beats 'cheater' Sharapova in intense Madrid encounter

The pair exchanged a frosty handshake after the Canadian slammed the rules allowing Sharapova to return after she tested positive for meldonium.

# maria-sharapova - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Andy Murray expects Sharapova to be given Wimbledon wildcard if needed

The world number one reckons the returning Russian will be there one way or another.

# maria-sharapova - Friday 28 April, 2017

Sharapova 'extra help' blasted by Stuttgart opponent Dig

Sharapova 'extra help' blasted by Stuttgart opponent

Kristina Mladenovic has ramped up the pressure on the Russian tennis star.

Maria Sharapova eases into semis in Stuttgart following doping ban return

Sharapova has yet to drop a set in the tournament.

# maria-sharapova - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'I'm way above' Bouchard 'cheat' blast, says Sharapova

The Canadian has been long seen as the Russian’s heir in the sport’s marketability stakes.

Bouchard takes a stand against 'cheat' Sharapova, says she should be banned for life Doping This post contains videos

Bouchard takes a stand against 'cheat' Sharapova, says she should be banned for life

Tennis bosses sending the wrong message by allowing Sharapova to return, says Bouchard.

# maria-sharapova - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

'The best feeling in the world' as Sharapova makes winning return following 15-month ban She's Back This post contains videos

'The best feeling in the world' as Sharapova makes winning return following 15-month ban

The former world number one beat Roberta Vinci in straight sets at the Stuttgart Open.

Sharapova returns to professional tennis today, 15 months after revealing positive drugs test

However, plenty of players aren’t happy that she is being granted wildcard entries into tournaments.

# maria-sharapova - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

'I've got my day job back': Sharapova ready to make comeback after doping ban

The former world number one can make her return next month.

# maria-sharapova - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Maria Sharapova set to return in April following drug ban

She has not played since the 2016 Australian Open.

# maria-sharapova - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Maria Sharapova to return as UN goodwill ambassador

Last month, the Russian star’s 24-month ban for testing positive for meldonium was cut to 15 months.

# maria-sharapova - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Laugh it off: Maria Sharapova back on court for first time after doping ban reduced

John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova and Andy Roddick were among the banned star’s peers at the Las Vegas Charity event.

# maria-sharapova - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Sharapova to test comeback waters in Las Vegas exhibition tomorrow

The Russian is set to play alongside Martina Navratilova and Andy Roddick.

# maria-sharapova - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Nike and Porsche welcome Maria Sharapova back after doping ban reduced

The tennis star is set to return next April.

# maria-sharapova - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

'Justice being served': Sharapova's sponsor widely-criticised for congratulatory statement

The tennis player has had her two-year doping ban reduced to 15 months.

Court of Arbitration for Sport reduces Maria Sharapova's two-year doping ban

The former world number one will now be able to return in April 2017.

# maria-sharapova - Monday 11 July, 2016

Maria Sharapova ruled out of Rio Olympics after CAS delays decision

Russia’s participation at the Games, which begin on August 5, is already under fierce scrutiny.

# maria-sharapova - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Nike decides to resume sponsorship deal with Maria Sharapova despite drugs ban

The sports giant had previously severed ties with the former world number one.

We'll Leave It There So: Big signing for United, selection surprise for Rio and today's sport Wednesday This post contains videos

We'll Leave It There So: Big signing for United, selection surprise for Rio and today's sport

Elsewhere, Maria Sharapova had a day to forget, Ireland’s football team touched down in France and Neil Lennon got himself a new job.

Maria Sharapova handed two-year ban from tennis for failed drugs test

The five-time Grand Slam champion tested positive for meldonium earlier this year, but she is appealing her ‘unfairly harsh’ suspension.

# 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.

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