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Sharapova, Murray sure to play, say organizers

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Organizers of the International Premier Tennis League yesterday made assurances that tennis superstars Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova will play when the IPTL kicks off with the Manila leg on Nov. 28.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Tennis | Read More »

Sharapova adds oomph to Manila Mavericks

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Maria Sharapova (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Five-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova has been named as member of the Manila Mavericks, one of four teams that make up the pioneering International Premier Tennis League which kicks off on Nov. 28 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Serena shocker puts Sharapova in pole position

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after winning a game against Alison Riske of U.S. during their women's singles match on Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday, June 28, 2014. AP

Maria Sharapova has warned her Wimbledon title rivals she is peaking just in time to take advantage of Serena Williams’ stunning exit.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Ten years on, Sharapova still brightest star

Russia's Maria Sharapova. AP FILE PHOTO

Ten years ago, Maria Sharapova routed Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final, climbed into the players box to tearfully embrace her father Yuri and was immediately propelled into a life of staggering riches.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Nadal holds onto No. 1; Sharapova up to No. 5

Spain's Rafael Nadal bites the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Nadal won in four sets 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4. AP

Rafael Nadal has held onto the ATP’s No. 1 ranking thanks to his ninth French Open title.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Halep loses her focus, and her 1st major final

Romania's Simona Halep reacts as she plays Russia's Maria Sharapova during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Saturday, June 7, 2014. AP

Amid all the emotions of playing in her first Grand Slam final at the French Open, Simona Halep was able to keep her cool and keep her focus on the tennis.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Sharapova wins French Open for 2nd time

Russia's Maria Sharapova holds the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Romania's Simona Halep at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Saturday, June 7, 2014. Sharapova won in three sets 6-4, 6-7, 6-4. AP

Even though her serve failed her repeatedly, Maria Sharapova is a French Open champion once again.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Sharapova to take on Halep in French Open final

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Russia's Maria Sharapova returns the ball during the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Canada's Eugenie Bouchard at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Thursday, June 5, 2014. Sharapova won in three sets 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.  AP Photo/Michel Spingler

Russian superstar Maria Sharapova will take on Romanian upstart Simona Halep in the French Open final on Saturday following wins for both players in Thursday’s semi-finals.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Sharapova, Bouchard in battle of blonde ambition

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Eugenie Bouchard clashes with childhood idol Maria Sharapova in the French Open semi-finals Thursday in a match-up which ticks all the right marketing boxes for the women’s tour.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Murray tea tweet leaves Sharapova stirred

Russia's Maria Sharapova. AP FILE PHOTO

Maria Sharapova made the French Open semi-finals on Tuesday and then found herself bamboozled by a tweet sent by Andy Murray’s mother comparing her to a tea bag.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Sharapova advances to French Open semifinals

Russia's Maria Sharapova. AP FILE PHOTO

Maria Sharapova advanced to the semifinals of the French Open for the fourth straight year, beating Garbine Muguruza of Spain 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 Tuesday.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Sharapova wary of Muguruza French Open threat

Russia's Maria Sharapova celebratesscoring a point during the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Australia's Samantha Stosur at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, June 1, 2014.

Maria Sharapova says she’s wary of the threat posed by Tuesday’s French Open quarter-final opponent Garbine Muguruza but is firmly focussed on keeping her bid alive for a fifth Grand Slam title.

Posted: June 2nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Sharapova into quarter-finals at French Open

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Maria Sharapova stayed on course for a second French Open title with a battling 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 fourth round win over Australia’s Samantha Stosur on Sunday.

Posted: June 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

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