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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 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 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.

April 27, 2017
April 27, 2017

'Best feeling in world' as Sharapova wins on return

Maria Sharapova marks her return from a 15-month doping ban with a rusty 7-5, 6-3 win over Roberta Vinci in Stuttgart, describing victory as the "best feeling in the world".

April 26, 2017
April 26, 2017

Sharapova to know French Open wildcard fate on May 16

Maria Sharapova will know on May 16 if she will be granted a wild card invitation for the French Open, the organisers of the May 28-June 11 grand slam tournament said on Wednesday.

April 25, 2017
April 25, 2017

Sharapova rags-to-riches journey resumes in Stuttgart

From the shadow of Chernobyl's nuclear wasteland to international super-stardom and from penniless arrival in the United States, without a word of English, to a fortune of $200 million.

February 2, 2017
February 2, 2017

Sharapova boxes clever as return nears

Maria Sharapova said Wednesday she refused to feel sorry for herself during her doping ban, occupying her time by studying at Harvard, writing a book and even learning how to box.

June 28, 2016
June 28, 2016

Sharapova goes to Harvard

Maria Sharapova plans to make good use of the time on her hands thanks to a two-year doping ban from tennis.

June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016

Sharapova suspended for 2 years for doping

Maria Sharapova is suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation for testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open.

June 7, 2016
June 7, 2016

Serena tops Sharapova

Two days after her stunning loss to Garbine Muguruza in the French Open final, Serena Williams scores a different win when Forbes Magazine reported she has overtaken Maria Sharapova as the world's highest-paid sportswoman.