Maria Sharapova: Admitted failing a drugs test. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

In August 2007 the world’s then number four tennis player, Russian Nikolay Davydenko, faced the journeyman Argentinian Martin Arguello (then ranked 87(...)

The CEO of Indian Wells Raymond Moore has stepped down from his role after comments he made about women’s tennis. Photograph: Afp

Raymond Moore, the CEO of the Indian Wells tennis tournament, has resigned from his role, one day after saying that the women’s tour “rides on the coa(...)

Novak Djokovic has got the equality debate in tennis horribly wrong. Photograph: AP

The first point that needs to be made about Ray Moore and female tennis players is that they are worth a good deal more than he is. The second is tha(...)

Novak Djokovic after his victory over Milos Raonic at Indian Wells. Photograph: Getty

World number one Novak Djokovic believes men should be awarded more prize money than women following a row sparked by comments from chief executive of(...)

Maria Sharapova promoting Tag Heuer watches: Of the estimated $30 million that Sharapova earns each year, about $23 million comes from sponsorship and endorsement deals

It was a classic Maria Sharapova power play: it had control, pace, pinpoint accuracy and judicious spin. When the world’s wealthiest woman athlete sp(...)

Maria Sharapova’s products are seen for sale in the merchandise store during  the BNP Paribas Open at  Indian Wells in California. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Explaining on Monday how she tested positive for the recently banned substance meldonium, Maria Sharapova admitted that she received an email from the(...)

Tennis player Maria Sharapova addresses the media regarding a failed drug test at the Australian Open. Sharapova, a five-time major champion, is currently the 7th ranked player on the WTA tour. Sharapova, withdrew from this week’s BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells due to injury. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Expect to hear a lot more about 3-(2,2,2-trimethylhydrazinium) propionate dihydrate in the coming days, weeks and months. Like a warped version of the(...)

 Maria Sharapova:  normal course of treatment for the drug is four to six weeks and not the 10 years   she used it.   Photo: Damian Dovarganes/AP

Over the coming weeks and months an interesting observation may be made on divergent sporting cultures and Maria Sharapova will be central to the dram(...)

Serena Williams says Maria Sharapova “showed a lot of courage” in taking responsibility for her failed drug test. The 21-time major champion said Tuesday she “hoped for the best” for Sharapova, a day after the Russian star revealed she failed a test the day she lost to Williams at the Australian Open in January. Photograph: Seth Wenig/AP

Serena Williams said of her great opponent Maria Sharapova that she “showed a lot of courage” in taking responsibility for her failed drug test. The (...)

Nike became the first sponsor to cut ties with Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova after she announced that she had failed a drugs test at this year’s Australian Open. The 28-year-old’s eight year deal with the sportswear giant is believed to be worth over €60 million. Photo Joe Kohen/WireImage

Last year Forbes announced Maria Sharapova as the highest earning female athlete in the world for the 11th year running. The Russian tennis player was(...)