/ Jun 15, 2017

Sharapova invited to Stanford tournament

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has received an invitation to play at the WTA’s Bank of the West Classic at the end of July as the Russian star continues her return from a doping suspension. Sharapova’s comeback from a 15-month doping ban will ...

Injured Sharapova pulls out of Wimbledon

/ Jun 11, 2017

Injured Sharapova pulls out of Wimbledon

Maria Sharapova is skipping the grass-court season and will not try to qualify for Wimbledon because she has not recovered from an injured left thigh. The five-time major champion and former No. 1-ranked player announced Saturday in a posting on her official Facebook account ...

Daniel wins in first round; Kerber upset

/ May 29, 2017

Daniel wins in first round; Kerber upset

Taro Daniel reached the second round of the French Open for the second straight year with a straight sets win over Jerzy Janowicz on Sunday. Top-ranked Angelique Kerber was not as fortunate on the women’s side, losing 6-2, 6-2 to 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of ...

Mladenovic stops Sharapova in Porsche Grand Prix semis

/ Apr 30, 2017

Mladenovic stops Sharapova in Porsche Grand Prix semis

Maria Sharapova’s first tournament since her controversial return to tennis ended Saturday after losing to Kristina Mladenovic of France in the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals. Mladenovic beat former top-ranked Sharapova 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. In her fourth match following a 15-month doping ban, the Russian ...

/ Apr 23, 2017

Sharapova to face Vinci in comeback opener

Maria Sharapova was drawn to face veteran Italian Roberta Vinci in her opening match at next week’s Stuttgart tournament as the five-time Grand Slam champion returns from a 15-month doping ban. The former world No. 1 was controversially handed a wild card into the ...

/ Feb 15, 2017

Becker: Sharapova deserves second chance

Boris Becker believes Maria Sharapova has paid her dues and deserves a second chance when she returns to tennis in April at the end of her 15-month doping ban. Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion, failed a dope test for the drug meldonium at ...

ITF hits back at Sharapova over comments on suspension

/ Oct 6, 2016

ITF hits back at Sharapova over comments on suspension

The International Tennis Federation blasted Maria Sharapova on Wednesday after she said that the governing body was attempting to make an example of her during her bitter doping ban. The 29-year-old Russian superstar, who had a two-year suspension slashed to 15 months on Tuesday ...

Sharapova's lawyer blasts WADA chief

/ Jun 21, 2016

Sharapova's lawyer blasts WADA chief

Maria Sharapova’s attorney, John Haggerty, hit out at World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) head Craig Reedie for comments he made about the Russian tennis star’s earnings. Speaking at a WADA symposium in London on Monday, Reedie complained that his organization’s yearly budget of $30 million ...

Sharapova appeals two-year ban for doping

/ Jun 15, 2016

Sharapova appeals two-year ban for doping

Maria Sharapova appealed her two-year doping ban to the highest court in sports on Tuesday, and an expedited ruling will be issued next month ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Sharapova filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport seeking to ...

Sharapova suspended for two years for failed drug test

/ Jun 9, 2016

Sharapova suspended for two years for failed drug test

Maria Sharapova was suspended Wednesday for two years for failing a drug test, labeled “the sole author of her own misfortune” because she hid regular pre-match use of a newly banned substance from anti-doping authorities and members of her own entourage. The tennis star ...