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#Maria Sharapova

# 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?

# maria-sharapova - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Del Potro holds nerve in tense tie-break to beat Federer and win Swiss Indoors

The Argentinian continued his recent run of form by derailing the Fed Express.

# maria-sharapova - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Second best? Sharapova talks down rankings challenge

“I don’t like to think about what I can’t control in my destiny,” Sharapova said before the start of the WTA finals in Istanbul today.

# maria-sharapova - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Tennis: Sharapova, Azarenka set up final meeting in Beijing

Meanwhile, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will meet Novak Djokovic in the men’s event.

# maria-sharapova - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Agony and Ecstasy: 29 emotional snapshots from an unforgettable summer of sport Best Summer Ever This post contains images

Agony and Ecstasy: 29 emotional snapshots from an unforgettable summer of sport

It started with a thrilling Premier League finale and ended with a remarkable September Sunday. Here’s the best of the tears and cheers.

# maria-sharapova - Saturday 8 September, 2012

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VIDEO: Victoria Azarenka does LMFAO dance in tribute / celebration

For once, Maria Sharapova wasn’t the centre of attention after yesterday’s semi-final.

# maria-sharapova - Friday 7 September, 2012

US Open 2012: Azarenka to face Serena in final

The world number one defeated her opponent by a score of 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 earlier today.

# maria-sharapova - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Frustration as rain strikes again at US Open

A men’s fourth-round match between David Ferrer and Richard Gasquet has been halted.

# maria-sharapova - Saturday 1 September, 2012

No love set - Sharapova splits with fiance Vujacic

The Russian player also revealed she believes she has “so many more years left” in professional tennis.

# maria-sharapova - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Sharapova tips Serena Williams for US Open glory

Russian believes that Williams deserves to enter this year’s tournament as favourite.

# maria-sharapova - Sunday 5 August, 2012

Williams sisters win historic fourth gold medals

The sisters beat Czech pair Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in straight sets.

# maria-sharapova - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Serena Williams wins women's tennis final in style

The Wimbledon champion allowed Maria Sharapova to win only a single game in a 6-0, 6-1 rout on Saturday.

# maria-sharapova - Thursday 2 August, 2012

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YouTube Top 10: because Ryan Lochte is very good at swimming, very bad at interviews

How does Lochte sleep at night? With lots and lots of Olympic medals around his neck probably.

# maria-sharapova - Monday 9 July, 2012

Serena might have the title, but Victoria Azarenka regains number one ranking

Former world No 1 drops to third in the list after her fourth-round exit at the All England Club.

# maria-sharapova - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Kerber downs Lisicki in battle of the blondes

In addition, Philipp Kohlschreiber will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after being Mardy Fish.

# maria-sharapova - Monday 2 July, 2012

Sharapova and out! Maria, Clijsters sent packing at Wimbledon

Women’s top seed Maria Sharapova lost in straight sets to Sabine Lisicki earlier today.

# maria-sharapova - Friday 29 June, 2012

Sharapova admits beaten Hsieh drove her crazy

The 25-year-old said the player was “a nightmare” at junior level too.

# maria-sharapova - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Wimbledon round-up: Murray survives giant test, Sharapova, Serena win

The great British hope was made to work for his victory earlier today.

# maria-sharapova - Monday 25 June, 2012

Wimbledon round-up: Venus crashes, Djokovic, Sharapova untroubled

One shock result dominated the headlines following today’s action.

Wimbledon 2012: Djokovic ready to defend his crown

We’re off to the All-England Tennis Club as world number one Novak Djokovic bids for back-to-back Wimbledon titles.

# maria-sharapova - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Sharapova makes history with French Open win

The Russian comfortably beat Italy’s Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 to become the 10th woman to win all four Grand Slam titles.

# maria-sharapova - Friday 8 June, 2012

Sharapova celebrates top spot with room service

“Yeah, that’s as good as it gets before a final,” said the Russian despite her reclaiming of top spot.

# maria-sharapova - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Sharapova into French Open final, regains top spot

The Russian described reaching her first-ever final in the tournament as “an amazing feeling”.

# maria-sharapova - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

French Open: Half-ton Nadal into semis at French Open

It was the 50th win for Nadal at the spiritual home of claycourt tennis since he first competed here as an 18-year-old in 2005. Impressive.

# maria-sharapova - Monday 4 June, 2012

Sharapova struggles through to quarters at Roland Garros

The number 2 seed defeated Czech Klara Zakopalova 6-4, 6-7, 6-2 earlier today.

# maria-sharapova - Friday 1 June, 2012

French Open wrap: Sharapova, Djokovic ease through

Some other big names didn’t have it so easy. Roger Federer was made to work for his win while womens third seed Agnieszka Radwanska has crashed out.

# maria-sharapova - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Roland Garros round-up: Murray, Nadal off to winning starts

In the women’s draw, Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova and Francesca Schiavone all booked places in the second round of the French Open.

# maria-sharapova - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Back to her best? Serena Williams wins Madrid Open

The American registered 14 aces as she comprehensively beat Victoria Azarenka.

# maria-sharapova - Saturday 12 May, 2012

Blue clay leaves top seeds seeing red

Incensed by his quarter-final loss at the Madrid Open, world No1 Novak Djokovic joined Rafa Nadal in threatening a boycott of next year’s event.

# maria-sharapova - Monday 30 April, 2012

Nadal nudges closer to Djokovic

The Spaniard captured his seventh Barcelona Open title to move within 3,000 ranking points of the world No1, while Maria Sharapova thumped Victoria Azarenka to move within sight of the top spot.

# maria-sharapova - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Radwanska stuns Sharapova in Key Biscayne final

Two closely contested sets decided the outcome of the women’s draw at the Sony Ericsson Open in Florida Saturday evening.

# maria-sharapova - Friday 30 March, 2012

Controversy as Sharapova advances to semis

Elsewhere, Novak Djokovic booked his place in the final four and a power outage wreaked havoc with Agnieszka Radwanska’s quarter-final.

# maria-sharapova - Sunday 25 March, 2012

Fake call nearly costs Federer dear

A fan’s decision to interrupt a crucial point by screaming “Out!” pushed the Swiss into a second-set tiebreaker with teenager Blake Harrison.