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Serena breezes, Sharapova battles at Miami tennis

Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams  AP

World number one Serena Williams breezed into the quarter-finals of the WTA and ATP Miami Masters on Monday while Russian fourth seed Maria Sharapova battled through three sets to advance.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Nadal rips Hewitt, Serena and Sharapova survive

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, serves to Lleyton Hewitt, of Australia, at the Sony Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Key Biscayne, Fla. AP

World number one Rafael Nadal hammered former number one Lleyton Hewitt 6-1, 6-3 Saturday to reach the third round at the ATP and WTA Miami Masters hardcourt tournament.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Serena Williams wins opening match at Sony Open

Serena Williams. AP FILE PHOTO

Serena Williams capitalized on a critical double-fault by Yaroslava Shvedova to survive a 69-minute first set and win her opening match at the Sony Open 7-6 (7), 6-2 on Thursday.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Giorgi stuns Sharapova at Indian Wells

Camila Giorgi, of Italy, hits to Maria Sharapova, of Russia, during a third round match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 10, 2014 in Indian Wells, Calif. AP

Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi stunned defending champion and fourth seed Maria Sharapova 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 on Monday to reach the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Sharapova cruises into Indian Wells third round

Maria Sharapova. AP File Photo

Russian Maria Sharapova launched her defense of the Indian Wells WTA title with a brisk 6-1, 6-4 victory over Julia Goerges on Saturday.

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

Olympic greats Tretiak, Rodnina light cauldron

Irina Rodnina and Vladislav Tretiak light the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. AP

One of the greatest goaltenders of all time and an innovative figure skater who won three straight Olympic pairs titles lit the cauldron together Friday night at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Games.

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

Olympics: I’m supporting Russia, says hometown girl Sharapova

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after winning over Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. AP

Russian tennis queen Maria Sharapova may live in Florida and talk with an American accent… but speaking in her hometown of Sochi on Wednesday she made it clear her loyalties lie with the country of her birth.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Sharapova and Pavlyuchenkova reach Open GDF semis

Maria Sharapova. AP File Photo

Top-seeded Maria Sharapova thrashed eighth-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-2, 6-2 on Friday to set up an all-Russian semifinal against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Open Gaz de France.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Sharapova thrashes Hantuchova at Open GDF Suez

Maria Sharapova of Russia. AP

Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia maintained her dominance over Daniela Hantuchova, thrashing the Slovak player 6-0, 6-1 to reach the Open GDF Suez quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Cibulkova shocks Sharapova at Australian Open

Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia. AP FILE PHOTO

Third seed Maria Sharapova was knocked out of the Australian Open by Slovak Dominika Cibulkova on Monday, the second major upset in as many days.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Sharapova, Wozniacki wobble but stay alive

Third seed Maria Sharapova and former world number one Caroline Wozniacki. AP FILE PHOTOS

Third seed Maria Sharapova and former world number one Caroline Wozniacki survived frights at the Australian Open Thursday but dug deep to grind their way into the third round.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Sharapova into Australian Open second round

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after winning over Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. AP

Third seed Maria Sharapova clawed into the Australian Open second round on Tuesday with a straight-sets win over Bethanie Mattek-Sands as she seeks her first Grand Slam title since the 2012 French Open.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Sharapova survives to reach Brisbane semifinals

Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a shot in her match against Kaia Kanepi of Estonia during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. AP

Maria Sharapova recovered her serve and her nerve to beat Kaia Kanepi 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday and advance to the Brisbane International semifinals.

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

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