Maria Sharapova Out of Australian Open
23.01.2011 MELBOURNE-- Sunday night at the Australian Open (early Sunday USA time) Maria Sharapova lost to the 30th seeded Andrea Petkovic
of Germany 6-2, 6-3 in the fourth round in a night match on the Rod Laver Arena. Maria had a slow start filled with errors and was never able
to fully recover as the German continued to keep the ball in play and mix in some powerful shots of her own and wait for the Sharapova error.
Maria at 1-5 in the second set stepped up her game and hit several winners and cut her errors, but it was a bit too late to turn the match around.
Maria Sharapova Into Melbourne Third Round
19.01.2011 MELBOURNE-- Wednesday at the Australian Open (Tuesday night USA), Maria Sharapova defeated Virginie Razzano 7-6(7-3), 6-3. In the third round
Friday (Thursday night USA time), Maria plays Julia Goerges of Germany. Maria has never played the 100th ranked Razzano before. If Maria and
Venus Williams of the USA both win their third round matches, the two players would then meet in the fourth round.
Maria Sharapova Plays Wednesday At Melbourne
18.01.2011 MELBOURNE-- At the Australian Open, Maria Sharapova in round one defeated Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand 6-1, 6-3. Wednesday
(Tuesday night USA time) Sharapova takes on Virginie Razzano of France in the second round. Sharapova has never played the Frenchwoman before.
In other news, Sharapova was recently engaged to the NBA basketball player Sasha Vujacic. Also Thomas Hogstedt is joining Maria in
2011 as a tennis coach.
Maria Sharapova Could Meet Venus in Quarterfinals
13.01.2011 MELBOURNE-- The Australian Open draw has just been released and Maria has a fairly easy draw until the fourth round where she could
meet Venus Williams of the USA. In the quarterfinals, Maria could meet Na Li of China and in the semifinals either Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark
or Justine Henin of Belgium.
Australian Open Draw
Maria Sharapova Loses In Auckland Quarterfinals
01.06.2011 AUCKLAND-- After winning two matches earlier in the week, Maria Sharapova Wednesday lost in the quarterfinals to the Hungarian
Greta Arn 6-2, 7-5. The Russian struggled with her serve, unforced errors and the windy playing conditions thoughout the match. Sharapova dropped
the first set in 30 minutes. She then raced to a 4-2 lead in the second set before losing.
Sharapova's next tournament is the Australian Open
which begins January 17th in Melbourne, Australia.
Maria Sharapova Enters Auckland, Melbourne
01.01.2011 AUCKLAND-- Former world number one Maria Sharapova of Russia has entered this week's ASB Classic as the top seed. In the first round Monday
or Tuesday, Sharapova faces the tough Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain who defeated Venus Williams of the USA at the Australian Open in 2009.
Maria has also entered the Australian Open which is to be played January 17-30. Should maria lose early in Auckland, she may
elect to take a wildcard at the Medibank International Sydney which is to be played January 9-14. The Sydney tournament organizers
are holding a wildcard for Sharapova.