Maria Sharapova

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Germany’s Angelique Kerber celebrates beating Maria Sharapova in straight sets in Melbourne. Photograph: Paul Crock/AFP

Maria Sharapova wanted to test her level against the leading players but found the answer a rather brutal one as she took just four games off a rejuve(...)

Maria Sharapova celebrates beating Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova on Thursday. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP

Day by day, the rankings on the women’s tour are being shredded to the point of irrelevance – and when Jo Konta joined Sloane Stephens, Venus Williams(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia signs autographs after winning against Tatjana Maria of Germany. Photograph: Reuters

Former world number one Maria Sharapova defeated Tatjana Maria 6-1 6-4 on Tuesday in her first match at the Australian Open since the failed drugs te(...)

Russia’s Maria Sharapova holds the Women’s singles trophy during the official draw ceremony ahead of the Australian Open. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Here is a prediction. Every time Maria Sharapova steps on to court at the Australian Open this year she will be greeted with shrieks of: “Come on Mari(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia arrives on court with the the Daphne Akhurst Trophy during the 2018 Australian Open Official Draw at Melbourne Park. Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

If Johanna Konta wants to win her first grand slam title in the country where she was born – and she is among a slew of contenders hoping the absence (...)

Roger Federer begins his Australian Open title defence against Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene. Photograph: Julian Smith/EPA

Roger Federer will open his Australian Open title defence against Slovenian Aljaz Bedene next week, while top seed Rafa Nadal, the losing finalist las(...)

Venus Williams during her quarter-final win against Petra Kvitova. Photograph: Reuters

Venus Williams not only plays a fellow American in the semi-finals of the 2017 US Open; she plays a fellow African American, Sloane Stephens, and, in (...)

Maria Sharapova  congratulates Anastasija Sevastova after she was knocked out of the US Open by the 16th seed. Photograph: John G. Mabanglo/EPA

For four matches in a row at this US Open a player ranked 146 in the world has appeared exclusively on the main court, Arthur Ashe, while lamely prote(...)

Maria Sharapova celebrates beating Sofia Kenin to reach the last-16 of the US Open. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP

Maria Sharapova fought off the challenge of American teenager Sofia Kenin to reach the fourth round of the US Open. After three-set struggles against(...)

Maria Sharapova is through to the third round of the US Open. Photograph: Ben Solomon/NYT

The Maria Sharapova Show, a drama in two parts, extended its New York run on day three of the US Open when Timea Babos bowed to the Russian’s enduring(...)

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