03.08.2016 SINGAPORE-- Monday in a hotel conference room in Los Angeles, California, Maria Sharapova held a press conference to announce she has tested
positive for the recently banned drug meldonium. The failed drug test occurred at the Australian Open in January. However Sharapova said she had been taking
the drug for ten years to fight a medical condition and was unaware that in January the drug became prohibited by WADA. Sharapova, who had already
withdrawn from this week's WTA Tour tournament with an arm injury, is suspended from the WTA Tour for a yet undetermined period of time which could
be a few months to four years.
Maria Sharapova Wins Singapore Match
12.22.2014 SINGAPORE-- At the WTA Finals in October, Maria Sharapova lost her first two round robin matches to the 8th seeded
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and also to the 3rd seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic before meeting the 6th seeded Agnieszka
Radwanska of Poland. Sharapova won her final match versus Radwanska 7-5, 6-7(4-7), 6-2 but was unable to advance past the round robin
stage of the tournament due to her overall results for the week.
Maria Sharapova Plays Tonight At The China Open
09.27.2014 BEIJING-- At the China Open at Beijing, China, Maria Sharapova is set to play in the first round tonight,
(Sunday Beijing time). Maria is to take on Kaia Kanepi of Estonia. Head to head Maria leads Kaia 3-0 with the last match's
scoreline 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 on the hardcourts in January at Brisbane, Australia. Should she advance, Maria could play Simona Halep in the semifinals and
possibly one of the Williams sisters Serena Williams or Venus Williams of the USA in the final.
Maria Sharapova Loses In Wimbledon Fourth Round
07.06.2014 LONDON-- At Wimbledon, Maria Sharapova made it to the second week but lost in the fourth round. Maria lost to the
German Angelique Kerber 7-6(7-4), 4-6, 6-4. Kerber was able to retrieve many of Maria's groundstrokes and prolong many points. Maria also was
not able to play her best tennis at Wimbledon this year.
Maria Sharapova Seeded Five For Wimbledon
06.19.2014 LONDON-- Maria Sharapova has been seeded number five in ladies' singles at Wimbledon which begins Monday. Fresh off her win at the
French Open at Paris, Maria will want to continue her winning ways in London! There is also a Sugarpova popup store on the grounds right near
Wimbledon for the two weeks.
Maria Sharapova Into Miami Quarterfinals
03.24.2014 MIAMI-- Monday at the Sony Tennis Open at Miami, Maria Sharapova in the fourth round defeated the 19th seeded Kristen Flipkens of
Belgium 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. In the quarterfinals, Maria will play either the 12th seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia or the 8th seeded Petra Kvitova
of Czech Republic. Later this week, Maria could face top ranked Serena Williams in the semifinals and Venus Williams or Na Li in the final.
Maria Sharapova To Play At Australian Open
01.12.2014 MELBOURNE-- Maria Sharapova opens Tuesday in round one at the Australian Open at Melbourne, Australia against the crafty
American Bethanie Mattek-Sands. This should be a easy match for Maria. Maria could meet (8)Jelena Jankovic in the
quarterfinals, (2)Victoria Azarenka in the semifinals and (1)Serena Williams in the final.
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