Jan 11, 2014

Sharapova rejects waiter's request

An Australian waiter’s bold request for a “selfie” from Maria Sharapova has met with an icy response from the Russian world No. 3. Sharapova admitted she was taken aback when her bill at a Melbourne cafe arrived together with the waiter’s smartphone and a ...

Sharapova returns with convincing win in Brisbane

Dec 30, 2013

Sharapova returns with convincing win in Brisbane

Every point mattered for Maria Sharapova in her competitive comeback from injury, even in a first-round match in the season-opening tournament. Sharapova beat 74th-ranked Caroline Garcia of France 6-3, 6-0 Monday, ripping forehand winners and nullifying her rival’s biggest weapon with consistently aggressive service ...

Stars seeking strong starts

Dec 30, 2013

Stars seeking strong starts

After pulling out of the Brisbane International with injuries in recent seasons, Maria Sharapova is aiming to use the season-opening tournament this time as a springboard for her comeback and to see how her new support crew works in competition. Sharapova has only played ...

Sep 12, 2013

Sharapova withdraws from Pan Pacific Open

Russian world No. 3 Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the upcoming Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, organizers said Thursday. The 26-year-old Sharapova, the winner in 2005, has withdrawn from the Sept. 22-28 tournament, to continue her recovery from a right shoulder injury that ...

Sharapova, coach decide to part ways

Jul 13, 2013

Sharapova, coach decide to part ways

Maria Sharapova split with her coach Thomas Hogstedt on Friday, two weeks after she crashed out in the second round at Wimbledon. Hogstedt, 49, had worked with the former world No. 1 since 2010 and helped her complete a career Grand Slam with victory ...

No. 1 rank not focus for Maria

May 5, 2013

No. 1 rank not focus for Maria

Maria Sharapova is keeping her feet on the ground over the possibility of wresting back the world No. 1 spot from Serena Williams at the Madrid Masters. Williams is also competing in the Spanish capital but the Russian, currently ranked second in the world, ...