Maria Sharapova To Play Sunday Night
09.01.2012 NEW YORK-- Maria Sharapova Friday at the US Open defeated the unseeded Mallory Burdette of the USA 6-1, 6-1 in the third round.
Sunday at 7:00pm EST USA in the fourth round, Sharapova takes on her fellow Russian and the 19th seeded Nadia Petrova in a night match
on the Ashe Stadium. Sharapova could meet the top seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the semifinals and the 4th seeded Serena Williams in the final
next Saturday night.
Maria Sharapova Into US Open Third Round
09.01.2011 LONDON-- Maria Sharapova Wednesday night at the US Open defeated the unseeded Anastasiya Yakimova of Belarus 6-1, 6-1 to
reach the third round. In the third round, Maria will take on the 26th seeded Flava Pennetta of Italy.Earlier in the first round, Maria
topped the unseeded Heather Watson of the United Kingdom 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.
Sharapova is on the weaker bottom side of the women's draw and
could only meet either the top ranked Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark or the 28th seeded Serena Williams of the USA in the final.
Maria Sharapova Loses In Wimbledon Final
07.04.2011 LONDON-- Maria Sharapova Saturday in the Wimbledon final lost to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-4. Kvitova used a powerful
left-handed forehand and serve combined with several errors from Maria to take control of the match. Maria finished the match with six doublefaults.
Prior to the final. Maria had not dropped a set at Wimbledon. The good news is the final finish should greatly help Maria's ranking in the new
WTA Tour singles rankings which as to be relased Monday, July 4th.
Maria Sharapova Reaches Wimbledon Final
06.30.2011 LONDON-- Maria Sharapova Thursday in the semifinals at Wimbledon defeated Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-4, 6-3 to advance to Saturday's
women's singles final. In the final Maria will take on the 8th seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.
Head to head Maria leads Kvitova 1-0
after taking their only prior meeting last year in the semifinals at Memphis 6-4, 6-3. Maria won her first grand slam title at Wimbledon at 2004.
Maria Sharapova Reaches French Open Semifinals
06.02.2011 PARIS-- Thursday in the semifinals at the French Open, Maria Sharapova takes on the 6th seeded Na Li of
China. Maria leads Li head to head 5-2 nad beat her in their only meeting on clay in 2009 at the French Open 6-4, 0-6, 6-4.
need to serve well and execute her groundstrokes to keep the steady Li off balance.
Maria Sharapova In Action Today In Paris
05.30.2011 PARIS-- Monday at the French Open in the fourth round, Maria Sharapova takes on the 12th seeded Agnieska Radwanska of Poland in the fourth
match on the Court Philliooe Chatrier. Head to head Maria leads Agnieska 6-1 with Maria winning the duos' last meeting last year in Cincinnati 6-2, 6-3.
With her title win in Rome and the surprising early round losses of Kim Clijsters and Caroline Wozniacki, Maria
is suddenly one of the main picks the win the title.
Maria Sharapova Reaches Italian Open Finals
05.15.2011 ROME-- Maria Sharapova Saturday in the semifinals of the Italian Open at Rome, Italy upset the world number one Caroline
Wozniacki of Denmark 7-5, 6-3. In the final Sunday, Sharapova takes on the 6th seeded Samantha Stosur of Australia. Head to head Maria
leads Samantha 7-0. Sharapova normally overpowers Stosur, but the two players have never before met on clay. In their last meeting in March, Sharapova
won 6-4, 6-1 in the Miami round of sixteen.
Maria Sharapova In Today's Rome Quarterfinals
05.13.2011 ROME-- Maria Sharapova today takes on the third seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the Italian Open quarterfinals. Head to head Maria
trails Azarenka 2-3 and lost their last match in March in Miami in the final of the Sony Ericsson Open 6-1, 6-4.
Maria could have a tough match as she has struggled with her serve and movement recently. Should Maria win, she would then Saturday in the semifinals
play either Jelena Jankovic of Serbia or the world number one Carline Wozniacki of Denmark.
Madrid Next Tournament Up For Maria Sharapova
04.23.2011 MADRID-- Maria Sharapova is scheduled to next compete at Madrid, Spain at the WTA Tour tournament, the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open the week
of April 30th. The following week, Maria competes at Rome, Italy at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia better known in the USA as the Italian Open.
Maria once famously called her movement on clay "like a cow on ice."
Maria Sharapova Loses In Miami Final
03.04.2011 MIAMI-- At the Sony Ericcsson in Miami Saturday, Maria Sharapova had a slow start in the final versus victoria Ararenka and was never able to
recover as she lost 6-1, 6-4. Maria went down 6-1, 3-0 before staging a comeback of sorts behind powerful groundstrokes. However the Russian's serving
woes created a huge problem for her througout the match. Maria is skipping next week's WTA Tour clay court event.
Maria Sharapova In Action At 9:30am PST USA
02.04.2011 MIAMI-- Maria Sharapova competes in her first WTA Tour final of 2011 Saturday at Miami at the Sony Ericsson Open at 9:30am PST USA. The match
will shown live in the USA on CBS from 9:30am PST USA to 12:00pm PST USA. See below for more match-up information.
Maria Sharapova Powers Into Miami Final
01.04.2011 MIAMI-- Thursday at the Sony Ericsson Open at Miami in the semifinals, Maria Sharapova defeated the 21st seed Andrea Petkovic of Germany
3-6, 6-0, 6-2. In the final Saturday, Maria takes on the 8th seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. Head to head, Maria is tied with Azarenka 2-2 with
Azarenka winning their last meeting 6-4, 6-1 in the Stanford final in 2010. Victoria likes to hit hard so Maria will need to cut her errors and step
up her game to win. Next week, Maria is also set to return to the top ten in WTA Tour singles rankings.
Maria Sharapova Loses At Indian Wells
03.20.2011 INDIAN WELLS-- At the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, California, Maria Sharapova has lost to the top seeded Caronline Wozniacki
of Denmark 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinals. Sharapova broke serve to open the matc, but then turned in an error-prone performance which could not
hold up to the consistency of Wozniacki. Sharapova next plays next week in Miami.