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Maria Sharapova comes back to beat Ana Ivanovic in Stuttgart


TweetMaria Sharapova came back from a set and 1-3 down against Ana Ivanovic to win the Premier 5 Stuttgart title. It was Sharapova’s 13th consecutive win at the event, her third title there in a row, and her 30th career trophy. For the first set and a half it looked like Ivanovic was ready to […]

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Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic to Clash in Stuttgart Final


TweetMaria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic will clash in the Stuttgart final on Sunday. Both women won replays of important French Open clashes, matches they had also won when played at Roland Garros. Sharapova beat Sara Errani 6-1, 6-2 in a rematch of their 2012 French Open final. Meanwhile, Ana Ivanovic saw off Jelena Jankovi 6-3, […]

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Stephens shocks Sharapova in Cincy

TweetSloane Stephens notched up the second top ten win of her career in Cincinnati, beating Maria Sharapova 2-6 7-6 6-3 in the second round. The Russian world number three, who has been out of action since losing at Wimbledon the last week of June, still managed to lead by a convincing set and a break […]

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Jimmy Connors joins team Sharapova

TweetMaria Sharapova has announced Jimmy Connors as her new coach. It is a partnership to get the mouth watering. One of the most pumped up intense players on the WTA tour being coached by a former ATP player famous for the same qualities. It is not Connor’s first time as a coach on the tennis […]

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Maria splits with Thomas Hogstedt

TweetMaria Sharapova has split from her coach of three years, Thomas Hogstedt. The split will come as a surprise to some and a relief to others. Bringing Thomas in as her coach brought Maria the improvements in her technique that enabled her to modify her game to accommodate the shoulder injury that took her out […]

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De Brito buries Sharapova on Graveyard of seeds

TweetMichelle Larcher de Brito, the 21 year old Portuguese qualifier ranked 131, beat the world number 3 and 2004 Champion Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of Wimbledon on Court two, the infamous Graveyard of seeds. Not only did de Brito outgrunt Sharapova, she outplayed her as well. De Brito jumped out to […]

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Serena sails to sixteenth slam in Paris

TweetSerena Williams won her second Roland Garros title and her sixteenth Major in Paris today. The American not only capped off what had been an all consuming clay season but also further stamped her dominance on rival Maria Sharapova. And in conquering her demons at Roland Garros in such devastating fashion, Serena went some way […]

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Maria the victor over Vika

TweetFacing Vika Azarenka is a nervy affair for Maria Sharapova. The Belorusian has inflicted some heavy defeats on the Russian the last few years, her more consistent ball striking and superior movement getting the better of her rival in some very one-sided encounters. For Maria to defeat Vika she has to play her aggressive best, […]

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Sharapova one Major away from second tier greats

TweetIf Maria Sharapova wins Roland Garros 2013 not only will she defend her title and win her fifth major, she will lodge herself firmly in the list of second tier greats of the game. Right now she sits at the top, by virtue of her career slam, of the third tier, with the likes of […]

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Serena makes it fifty it Madrid

TweetSerena Williams won her 50th career title in Madrid, beating Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-4. It was only her seventh clay court title in her 17 years on the tour. And her first red clay title since 2002 when she won the French Open. The stars were certainly lined up for Serena, Madrid being the perfect […]

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