Maria Sharapova http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25568/all en 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 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 Tennis-Merciless Sharapova eclipses Venus to reach fourth round http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/tennis-merciless-sharapova-eclipses-venus-reach-fourth-round <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 Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova missed out on a third successive 'double-bagel' but humbled Venus Williams 6-1 6-3 to charge into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday.</p> <p>The centre court crowd was left stunned as the second seeded Russian scorched to a 4-0 lead in the first set to rattle her American opponent, and charged on in the second to wrap up the match in 79 minutes on a chilly evening at Rod Laver Arena.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/tennis-merciless-sharapova-eclipses-venus-reach-fourth-round" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova Tennis Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:00:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736033 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Brutal Sharapova causes total eclipse of Venus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-tennis-brutal-sharapova-causes-total-eclipse-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>* Sharapova sends warning to Serena</p> <p>* To play Flipkens in fourth round</p> <p>* Says tennis is clean of doping (Writes through with quotes)</p> <p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - A merciless Maria Sharapova continued her serene progress through the Australian Open draw on Friday, obliterating third-round opponent Venus Williams 6-1 6-3 and throwing down the gauntlet to her younger sister Serena.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-tennis-brutal-sharapova-causes-total-eclipse-venus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kim Clijsters Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova Tennis Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:31:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736089 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Sharapova continues march through Australian Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/tennis-sharapova-continues-march-through-australian-open <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 20 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova took a little bit of time to warm up, but continued her progress through the Australian Open with a 6-1 6-0 victory over Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens on Sunday.</p> <p>Sharapova had been the most dominant player in the women's draw so far, recording successive 6-0 6-0 victories in the first two rounds before she dispatched seven times grand slam winner Venus Williams with contemptuous ease in the third round.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/tennis-sharapova-continues-march-through-australian-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angelique Kerber Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova Tennis Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 06:00:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736784 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Less is more for ruthless Russian Sharapova http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/tennis-less-more-ruthless-russian-sharapova <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 20 (Reuters) - Practice makes perfect, in theory, but not for Maria Sharapova.</p> <p>The second-seeded Russian walloped Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-1 6-0 on Sunday to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in record time.</p> <p>Sharapova, the champion in Melbourne in 2008, has dropped just five games in her opening four matches, an Australian Open best.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/tennis-less-more-ruthless-russian-sharapova" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ekaterina Makarova Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova Tennis Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 08:45:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736798 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Sharapova juggernaut rolls into Melbourne semis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/tennis-juggernaut-sharapova-blasts-melbourne-semi-finals <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>* Russian to face Li Na in last four encounter</p> <p>* Sets record for games conceded (Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova's biggest challenge to achieving her second Australian Open title, apart from Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams, could actually be between her ears.</p> <p>Not that anyone has managed to exploit any mental deficiencies in the world number two... yet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/tennis-juggernaut-sharapova-blasts-melbourne-semi-finals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angelique Kerber Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova Tennis Victoria Azarenka Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 07:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737599 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Tennis-Li routs Sharapova, eyes second grand slam title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/tennis-li-demolishes-sharapova-reach-australian-open-final <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>(Writes through)</p> <p>* Ice-cool Li dismantles Russian second seed</p> <p>* To play Azarenka in final</p> <p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - China's Li Na sent a wayward Maria Sharapova crashing out of the Australian Open semi-finals on Thursday and says there will be no repeat of her capitulation to Kim Clijsters in the 2011 Melbourne Park final.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/tennis-li-demolishes-sharapova-reach-australian-open-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Li Na Li Na Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova Tennis Victoria Azarenka Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 04:45:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738664 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Sharapova's biggest weakness ruthlessly exposed by Li Na http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/tennis-sharapovas-biggest-weakness-ruthlessly-exposed-li-na <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 24 (Reuters) - Outplayed, out-thought and out-manoeuvred, Maria Sharapova's hopes of reaching another grand slam final were undone by China's Li Na in unceremonious fashion on Thursday.</p> <p>The Russian, trying to reach her fourth grand slam final in her past seven appearances, had romped through her first five matches for the loss of just nine games, an Australian Open record.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/tennis-sharapovas-biggest-weakness-ruthlessly-exposed-li-na" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Justine Henin Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova Tennis Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 06:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738681 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Azarenka comes through panic attack to set up Li final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/tennis-azarenka-comes-through-panic-attack-set-li-final <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>MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Defending champion Victoria Azarenka suffered a panic attack trying to close out her Australian Open semi-final against American teenager Sloane Stephens on Thursday and needed a long medical timeout before setting up a final against Li Na.</p> <p>Immovable object Li had earlier laid waste to the supposedly irresistible force of Maria Sharapova on a blazing hot day on Rod Laver Arena to reach her second Melbourne Park final.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/tennis-azarenka-comes-through-panic-attack-set-li-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova Tennis Victoria Azarenka Victoria Azarenka Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738694 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Sharapova reaches Indian Wells third round http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/tennis-sharapova-reaches-indian-wells-third-round <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Second-seeded Maria Sharapova launched her Indian Wells campaign on Friday with a crisp 6-2, 6-1 second-round WTA victory over Francesca Schiavone.</p> <p>Russia's Sharapova, who won the title in 2006 and was runner-up to Victoria Azarenka last year, needed just 61 minutes to get past the former French Open champion from Italy and set up a third-round match against Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro -- a 6-1, 6-1 winner over compatriot Silvia Soler-Espinosa.</p> <p>bb/js</p> Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova Tennis Victoria Azarenka AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:00:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5777822 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Tennis-Sharapova, Radwanska advance at Indian Wells http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/update-1-tennis-sharapova-and-kuznetsova-win-at-indian-wells <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 crushes Schiavone in just over an hour</p> <p>* Russian Kuznetsova recovers from a 0-6 start</p> <p>* Third seed Radwanska also progresses (Updates with Radwanska win, more quotes)</p> <p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>INDIAN WELLS, California, March 8 (Reuters) - Former champion Maria Sharapova cruised into the third round of the BNP Paribas Open with a ruthless 6-2 6-1 demolition of Italy's Francesca Schiavone on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/update-1-tennis-sharapova-and-kuznetsova-win-at-indian-wells" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agnieszka RadwaƄska Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova Svetlana Kuznetsova Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5777834 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Sharapova enjoys sweet taste of Sugarpova success http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/tennis-sharapova-enjoys-sweet-taste-sugarpova-success <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Maria Sharapova says her business ventures have provided the education which her tennis career never allowed time to achieve.</p> <p>And Sharapova, one of only two women on Forbes Magazine's 2012 list of the world's 100 highest-paid athletes, said no venture has offered as steep or satisfying a learning curve as her Sugarpova candy brand that debuted last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/tennis-sharapova-enjoys-sweet-taste-sugarpova-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova Tennis AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 05:45:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5777878 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Sharapova reaches Indian Wells fourth round http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/tennis-sharapova-reaches-indian-wells-fourth-round <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Second-seeded Russian Maria Sharapova secured her fourth-round berth at the Indian Wells ATP Masters and WTA tournament on Sunday with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Carla Suarez Navarro.</p> <p>Sharapova, whose French Open triumph last year gave her a career Grand Slam, wasn't at her best against the Spaniard ranked 21st in the world, but she battled through to book a clash with either 14th-seeded Italy Roberta Vinci or Spain's Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino.</p> <p>bb/gph</p> Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova Tennis AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 01:45:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779243 at http://www.globalpost.com