Sharapova granted wild-card entry into U.S. Open

/ Aug 16, 2017

Sharapova granted wild-card entry into U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova was granted a wild-card invitation for the U.S. Open's main draw on Tuesday and will take part in a Grand Slam event for the first time in more than 1½ years. Sharapova is among eight women given entry into the 128-player field by ...

Sharapova withdraws with injury

/ Aug 3, 2017

Sharapova withdraws with injury

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova withdrew from the WTA Bank of the West Classic just before her scheduled second-round match on Wednesday with a left arm injury, tournament officials announced. "We're sad to announce that @mariasharapova has withdrawn after doctor's advice regarding her left ...

/ 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 include ...

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 Russia. ...

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 was left ...

/ 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 clay-court ...

/ 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 the ...

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 by ...

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 overturn ...

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 said ...