Maria Sharapova makes a forehand return to Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson during their second round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph: Aaron Favila/AP

Former Australian Open winner Maria Sharapova continued her marauding form by handing out a 6-2 6-1 thrashing to Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson  to se(...)

Maria Sharapova: bowed out to Naomi Osaka of Japan in the first  round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, California. Photograph: John G Mabanglo/EPA

Naomi Osaka beat five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova in straight sets in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open. In a first meeting betwe(...)