Apr 14, 2016

Sharapova hearing for meldonium will proceed: ITF

Maria Sharapova still faces a hearing after testing positive for meldonium, despite the World Anti-Doping Agency issuing fresh rules for athletes who tested positive for the banned substance before March 1, the International Tennis Federation has said. The five-time Grand Slam champion tested positive ...

Apr 13, 2016

Sharapova still in Russia's Olympic plans

Russia says Maria Sharapova is still in its plans for the Olympic tennis tournament in August despite her provisional suspension for failing a drug test. Sharapova has been suspended since last month, when she admitted she tested positive for the banned substance meldonium at ...

Serena says Sharapova's admission took courage

Mar 9, 2016

Serena says Sharapova's admission took courage

Serena Williams says Maria Sharapova “showed a lot of courage” in taking responsibility for her failed drug test. On Monday, the Russian star revealed she tested positive the day she lost to Williams in the Australian Open quarterfinals in January. At a news conference ...

Sharapova admits to failing drug test

Mar 8, 2016

Sharapova admits to failing drug test

Maria Sharapova’s tennis career and Olympic hopes are in jeopardy, and she claims it’s all because she failed to click on a link in an email that would have told her to stop taking meldonium. The five-time major champion says she failed a doping ...

Mar 4, 2016

Sharapova skipping BNP Paribas Open

Maria Sharapova will miss the BNP Paribas Open because of a left forearm injury. The hard-court tournament at Indian Wells, which begins next week, announced the five-time major champion’s withdrawal on Thursday. Sharapova is currently No. 7 in the WTA rankings.

Nishikori overcomes wrist trouble to make 4th round

Jan 22, 2016

Nishikori overcomes wrist trouble to make 4th round

Kei Nishikori continued his fine Australian Open form on Friday, winning his third-round match against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in four sets under the roof on a rainy day. Despite the relatively one-sided score line, the seventh-seeded star was made to work hard by his Spanish ...

Jan 5, 2016

Sharapova pulls out of Brisbane International

Defending champion and tournament drawcard Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the season-opening Brisbane International with a left forearm injury, organizers said Tuesday. World No. 4 and third seed Sharapova said she “hurt my forearm in practice a couple days ago” and needed to withdraw ...

Sharapova gets second straight win

Oct 28, 2015

Sharapova gets second straight win

Maria Sharapova won her second straight match since her return from injury, beating top-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-4 Tuesday at the WTA Tour finals. The Russian’s two wins this week are her only victories since a leg injury sidelined her after losing to Serena ...

Sep 29, 2015

Sharapova sustains arm injury

Playing her first match in nearly three months, Maria Sharapova retired with an arm injury Monday in the third set of her opening match at the Wuhan Open. The third-ranked Sharapova called for a trainer to look at her left forearm after the first ...

Sep 9, 2015

Nishikori to compete in upstart IPTL

World No. 4 Kei Nishikori will play for the Japan Warriors in the International Premier Tennis League in December, organizers said Tuesday. The Japan round, being held for the first time, will take place from Dec. 2-4 at Kobe World Memorial Hall. The IPTL ...

Sharapova pulls out of U.S. Open

Aug 31, 2015

Sharapova pulls out of U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova withdrew from the U.S. Open for the second time in three years Sunday, citing a lingering injury to her right leg. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the withdrawal via a press release at about the same time Sharapova, who won the title ...

Federer back into stride in Cincinnati

Aug 19, 2015

Federer back into stride in Cincinnati

Roger Federer took a first step toward a seventh Cincinnati title on Tuesday night, beating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 in his opening match. The Swiss star won the Western & Southern Open last year for his unprecedented sixth title at the longtime ATP ...