Maria Sharapova http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23592/all en Tennis-Subdued Serena set for sixth title at Melbourne Park http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tennis-subdued-serena-set-sixth-title-at-melbourne-park <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A belated discovery that tranquility makes a useful ally in the pursuit of glory has Serena Williams in the box seat to win a third consecutive grand slam title at the Australian Open next week.</p> <p>The Williams of explosive on-court tantrums and off-court drama has largely been banished, and a calmer, more mature prototype arrives at Melbourne Park with her game rivalling the peak of her brilliant career.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tennis-subdued-serena-set-sixth-title-at-melbourne-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Open Disaster Grand Slam Kim Clijsters Maria Sharapova Person Career Quotation Samantha Stosur Serena Williams Serena Williams Tennis Venus Williams Victoria Azarenka WTA Tour Championships Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:05:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731566 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Radwanska has a plan for grand slam success http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/tennis-radwanska-has-plan-grand-slam-success <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nick Mulvenney</p> <p>SYDNEY, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Agnieszka Radwanska flirted with her goals of winning a grand slam and becoming the tennis world number one last year and, after a blistering start to 2013, will be out to tick one of those boxes at the Australian Open next week.</p> <p>It would be easy to dismiss the 23-year-old Pole as another of the string of players with no particular strengths to their game who have hit the top of women's tennis in recent years only to fade back into the pack.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/tennis-radwanska-has-plan-grand-slam-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agnieszka Radwańska Maria Sharapova Tennis Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:48:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732638 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Azarenka's run could face another Williams test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/tennis-azarenkas-run-could-face-another-williams-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Victoria Azarenka had a fairytale year in 2012, opening with a red-hot 26-match win streak and capturing four successive titles, including her first grand slam at the Australian Open.</p> <p>She finished the year with six tournament victories, clinched the world number one ranking and won the bronze medal in singles and gold in mixed doubles at the London Olympics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/tennis-azarenkas-run-could-face-another-williams-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Maria Sharapova Tennis Victoria Azarenka Victoria Azarenka Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 07:30:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733007 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Subdued Serena plans to keep it simple http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/tennis-subdued-serena-plans-keep-it-simple <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MELBOURNE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Serena Williams has a simple plan as she enters the twilight of her career.</p> <p>One tournament at a time. Oh, and have some fun.</p> <p>The 31-year-old American, who is bidding for her sixth Australian Open title, enters the season-opening grand slam one of the raging hot favourites for the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Trophy arguably in the form of her life.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/tennis-subdued-serena-plans-keep-it-simple" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maria Sharapova Serena Williams Serena Williams Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 06:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733502 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Sharapova shakes rust by roughing up local boys http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/tennis-sharapova-shakes-rust-roughing-local-boys <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Cambers</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Short of tournament sharpness in the build-up to the Australian Open because of injury, Maria Sharapova has found a novel way of playing herself into form - roughing up the local boys.</p> <p>The Russian world number two has been getting into the groove by beating up on Australia's top young players, having pulled out of Brisbane with a neck injury last week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/tennis-sharapova-shakes-rust-roughing-local-boys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Open Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 08:15:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733520 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Sharapova doles out double-bagel to fellow Russian http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/tennis-sharapova-doles-out-double-bagel-fellow-russian <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MELBOURNE, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova showed no sign of discomfort as she dismantled fellow Russian Olga Puchkova 6-0 6-0 to cruise into the second round of the Australian Open on Monday.</p> <p>Having pulled out of warm-up tournaments after suffering pain in her neck and collarbone, second seed Sharapova appeared desperate for competition but was given little of it in a 55-minute rout.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/tennis-sharapova-doles-out-double-bagel-fellow-russian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova Tennis Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 01:45:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733964 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Venus thrashes Voskoboeva, Sharapova in her sights http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/tennis-venus-thrashes-voskoboeva-sharapova-her-sights <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MELBOURNE, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Venus Williams took the first step towards a potential third round clash with Maria Sharapova with a 6-1 6-0 thrashing of Kazakhstan's Galina Voskoboeva at the Australian Open on Monday.</p> <p>The 32-year-old Williams, who won her first tournament in almost three years in Luxembourg last October after battling injuries and illness, was simply too powerful for the 28-year-old, who had problems with her serve the entire match.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/tennis-venus-thrashes-voskoboeva-sharapova-her-sights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forehand Maria Sharapova Tennis Venus Williams Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 02:00:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733973 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Venus overpowers Voskoboeva, Sharapova in sights http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-tennis-venus-overpowers-voskoboeva-sharapova-sights <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Venus drops one game in easy win</p> <p>* Voskoboeva struggles with serve (Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 14 (Reuters) - American Venus Williams took the first step towards a potential third round clash against Maria Sharapova with a 6-1 6-0 thrashing of Kazakhstan's Galina Voskoboeva at the Australian Open on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-tennis-venus-overpowers-voskoboeva-sharapova-sights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maria Sharapova Tennis Venus Williams Venus Williams Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 04:30:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733992 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Beaten Dimitrov struggling to live up to expectations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/tennis-beaten-dimitrov-struggling-live-expectations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Cambers</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov's progression from major talent to proven champion suffered another setback after the Bulgarian was unceremoniously dumped out of the Australian Open in the first round on Monday.</p> <p>The 21-year-old, nicknamed "Baby Fed" for possessing a similar playing style to Swiss great Roger Federer, was beaten 6-4 6-2 6-4 by Julien Benneteau, the number 32 seed from France.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/tennis-beaten-dimitrov-struggling-live-expectations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Grigor Dimitrov Grigor Dimitrov Maria Sharapova Tennis Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 05:15:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733999 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/reuters-sports-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>Brady powers Patriots past Texans into AFC title game 2013-01-14T021617Z_3_BRE90D00W_RTROPTC_0_US-NFL-PLAYOFFS-PATRIO TS.XML () -</p> <p>Falcons survive Seattle rally in thriller 2013-01-14T003433Z_3_BRE90C0ID_RTROPTC_0_US-NFL-PLAYOFFS-FALCON S.XML () -</p> <p>Seahawks coach hails team's spirit after crushing loss 2013-01-14T003244Z_1_BRE90D00N_RTROPTC_0_US-NFL-PLAYOFFS-FALCON S-SEAHAWKS.XML () -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/reuters-sports-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agnieszka Radwańska Maria Sharapova Tennis Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 05:15:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734005 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Sweet maker Sharapova doles out double-bagel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-tennis-sweet-maker-sharapova-doles-out-double-bagel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Sharapova ruthless against fellow Russian</p> <p>* On track to meet Venus Williams in third round (Repeats to screens, no changes to text)</p> <p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova has put a small fortune into her sweet making business but she might consider a sideline in baked treats after serving up fellow Russian Olga Puchkova a double-bagel to cruise into the second round of the Australian Open on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-tennis-sweet-maker-sharapova-doles-out-double-bagel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova Tennis Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:00:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734024 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Djokovic delivers, Sharapova ruthless on opening day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/wrapup-1-tennis-djokovic-delivers-sharapova-ruthless-opening-da <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Djokovic into second round</p> <p>* Sharapova, Venus, Li progress in style</p> <p>* Monaco first seed to fall</p> <p>By Nick Mulvenney</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic served up only flashes of his best tennis on the opening day of the Australian Open but took a comfortable first step on the path he hopes will lead to an unprecedented hat-trick of titles at Melbourne Park in two weeks' time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/wrapup-1-tennis-djokovic-delivers-sharapova-ruthless-opening-da" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Maria Sharapova Novak Djokovic Tennis Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 03:15:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733981 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Azarenka continues dominant dance in Melbourne http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/tennis-azarenka-continues-dominant-dance-melbourne <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Azarenka comfortably advances to third round</p> <p>* Top seed expecting tougher moments later (Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Early rounds of grand slams are supposed to be relatively easy for the top seeds in the draw.</p> <p>It's a chance for them to shake off some cobwebs, stretch out some rusty limbs and try out new shots and tactics before the business end of the tournament begins.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/tennis-azarenka-continues-dominant-dance-melbourne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Maria Sharapova Tennis Victoria Azarenka Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:45:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735393 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-So unfair! Bad day for teens at Melbourne Park http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/tennis-so-unfair-bad-day-teens-at-melbourne-park <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki said she felt old at the age of 22 while Kimiko Date-Krumm, 20 years her senior, took a look around the locker room and realised she was old enough to be the mother of many of her rivals at the Australian Open.</p> <p>However, age, cunning and guile appears to be winning out over youthful vigour at the year's first grand slam as all but three of the 11 teenagers to make the women's second round were bundled out of the tournament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/tennis-so-unfair-bad-day-teens-at-melbourne-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caroline Wozniacki Human Interest Maria Sharapova Tennis Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:45:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735621 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Another double bagel unlikely as Sharapova meets Venus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/tennis-another-double-bagel-unlikely-sharapova-meets-venus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - After serving up a 'double, double bagel', second seed Maria Sharapova could find herself packing her bags for her next tournament on Friday after she meets Venus Williams in the third round of the Australian Open.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/tennis-another-double-bagel-unlikely-sharapova-meets-venus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maria Sharapova Novak Djokovic Tennis Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:15:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735637 at http://www.globalpost.com