Maria Sharapova

Muguruza ousts Sharapova

Garbine Muguruza thrashed Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the French Open semi-finals, condemning the Russian to her worst Grand Slam defeat in more than six years.

May 24, 2017
May 24, 2017

Sharapova handed wild card for Rogers Cup

Maria Sharapova's comeback from a doping ban will include an appearance at the Rogers Cup in August after the former world number one is granted a wild card by the organisers of the Toronto...

May 19, 2017
May 19, 2017

Sharapova granted wildcard

Maria Sharapova has been granted a wildcard for next month's WTA grasscourt event in Birmingham, a key Wimbledon warm-up, organisers said Thursday.

May 18, 2017
May 18, 2017

Sharapova's sponsor backs French Open snub

Maria Sharapova's racket sponsor backs French Open's decision to deny the former world number one a wildcard entry and blames the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for her exclusion.

May 16, 2017
May 16, 2017

Sharapova targeting return to the top

Former world number one Maria Sharapova says she is not looking too far ahead after returning from a doping suspension but concedes she is eager to be competing for the biggest titles in tennis again.

May 12, 2017
May 12, 2017

Players need to lay off Sharapova, says Navratilova

Former world number one Martina Navratilova has urged players to stop focusing on Maria Sharapova after the Russian's recent return from a 15-month doping ban.

May 10, 2017
May 10, 2017

Sharapova's wildcards driven by media coverage

The level of media coverage surrounding Maria Sharapova's return to tennis from a doping suspension has been a key factor in the five-time grand slam winner being offered wildcards to events,...

May 10, 2017
May 10, 2017

'Players scared to criticise Sharapova'

Eugenie Bouchard claimed plenty of other players on the WTA Tour share her outspoken views on Maria Sharapova's return from an 15-month doping ban, but are too "scared" to speak out.

May 9, 2017
May 9, 2017

Bouchard claims victory over Sharapova in thriller

Eugenie Bouchard pulled off her first win over Maria Sharapova with a 7-5 2-6 6-4 triumph in the Madrid Open on Monday in a thrilling contest full of tension after the Canadian had called the...

May 4, 2017
May 4, 2017

Sharapova made to wait

Wimbledon chiefs will wait until June 20, just days ahead of the qualifying event, before deciding whether to give a wildcard to former champion Maria Sharapova as she steps up her return from a...

May 3, 2017
May 3, 2017

Murray confident that Sharapova will play at Wimbledon

Maria Sharapova is still waiting to hear if she can play at the French Open later this month but men's world number one Andy Murray expects her to be at Wimbledon in July.