# Maria Sharapova

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# Claim
'Competing against clean athletes was important to her' - Former coach defends Halep
Darren Cahill has issued a strong statement in the tennis star’s defence.
All time
'That's one of the problems - Maria Sharapova made her legacy as the highest-paid female athlete'
On the latest edition of Behind the Lines, Caitlin Thompson assess the legacy left by Maria Sharapova.
# Hanging up the racket
'I'm saying goodbye' - Sharapova announces retirement from tennis at 32
The five-time Grand Slam champion revealed the news in an essay with Vanity Fair.
# Oz
Kyrgios seals first-round win at Australian Open after 'emotional couple of months' with bushfires
The 24-year-old enjoyed a straight sets victory over Italian Lorenzo Sonego.
# Tennis
Serena and Sharapova set for blockbuster first-round clash at US Open
In the men’s draw, Novak Djokovic may have to see off Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal to defend his crown.
# Sw19
More injury woe for Sharapova as former champion withdraws from Wimbledon
The Russian retired from her first-round tie with a right arm injury.
# Tension
Maria Sharapova refuses to answer reporters' questions after Melbourne exit
It was a forgettable day for 2008 champion, as she crashed out of the Australian Open.
# Aussie Open
Sharapova stuns Wozniacki as ice man Federer ploughs on
In their first meeting since 2015, Sharapova overpowered the Dane.
# Onwards
Nadal overcomes slow start to progress in Melbourne as Sharapova books clash with rival Wozniacki
The pair will now move on to the third round of the Australian Open.
# australian open
Sharapova remorseless after dishing out double-bagel defeat to tearful British qualifier Dart
Maria Sharapova was in a ruthless mood following her demolition of Harriet Dart in round one of the Australian Open.
# perspective
My worst time? This is not even close, says Sharapova
“What’s challenging is when you’re a teenager and you have a few hundred dollars and you’ve got no sense of the future,” she said.
# Upset
World number one suffers shock exit in US Open first round
Simona Halep has become the first top-seeded woman ever to lose at this stage of the competition.
# Claim
Anthony Joshua says doping slurs would wreck his career
Upcoming opponent Alexander Povetkin tested positive for meldonium in May 2016.
# trust the process
Sharapova insists she's made 'a lot of progress' after shock first round Wimbledon exit
The 31-year-old tasted defeat in the opening round of a Grand Slam for the first time since 2010.
# french open
Serena Williams withdraws from French Open ahead of Sharapova showdown
The 23-time grand slam singles champion will remain in Paris to undergo further treatment.
# Wrap
Sharapova sets up potential Serena clash, Nadal downs childhood friend
The five-time Grand Slam champion hadn’t played on Roland Garros’ showpiece arena since a quarter-final exit in 2015.
# Wrap
Nadal breaks McEnroe's 34-year record in Madrid but Del Potro, Sharapova and Halep beaten
The Spaniard’s victory means he establishes a new Open era best for consecutive sets won on a single surface.
# Winning
Sharapova blasts critic Mladenovic off court in Madrid
The French player had criticised the former world number one for her use of the banned substance meldonium.
# Wrap
Djokovic survives brutal heat test as Sharapova shines
With temperatures touching an energy-sapping 40 Celsius and ice-towels in use, the six-time champion came through a tough four-setter.
# Ballet by Sharapova
Tennis star Maria Sharapova named in luxury housing fraud probe in India
Prospective buyers were told the complex would house a tennis academy, a clubhouse and a helipad.
# Comeback
Maria Sharapova wins her first title since return from drugs ban
Sharapova defeated Aryna Sabalenka 7-5, 7-6 (10/8).
# flushed out
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.
# serve and volley
'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.
# Flushing Meadows
Wozniacki slams 'unacceptable' Sharapova favoritism at US Open
Sharapova isn’t happy with the tournament organisers.
# Flushing Meadows
'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.
# back with a bang
Sharapova's Grand Slam return steals US Open spotlight
The former world number one is in action in New York tonight.
# US Open Arms
After French Open snub, Sharapova handed US Open wildcard
The Russian has not featured at a Major since early 2016.
# Tension
Women's Tennis Association not happy with French Open's Maria Sharapova snub
The WTA claim the reasoning is wrong.
# rejection
Maria Sharapova denied French Open wild card
The former world number one will miss the tournament for the second year in a row.
# Russian Roulette
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.
# Speaking out
'Players I don't normally speak to were rooting for me' - Bouchard
The Canadian says she has the support of the locker room.
# the mighty bouch
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.
# it's on
Bouchard wants 'cheat' Sharapova to be banned for life - tonight they face each other
Sparks could fly in Madrid.
# Russian Roulette
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.
# Dig
Sharapova 'extra help' blasted by Stuttgart opponent
Kristina Mladenovic has ramped up the pressure on the Russian tennis star.
# Next round
Maria Sharapova eases into semis in Stuttgart following doping ban return
Sharapova has yet to drop a set in the tournament.
'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.
# Doping
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.
# She's Back
'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.
# you've gotta see her
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.