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US Open Day 7 | Sevastova sends Sharapova packing

After a week of upsets and inexplicable results, the US Open delivered a few more on the middle Sunday in New York. Maria Sharapova’s controversial wild card return to the US Open came to an end at the hands of the 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova, 5-7 6-4 6-2, putting the Latvian into the quarter-finals here for the second consecutive year. Sevastova missed significant time on tour due to various injuries and illnesses between 2011 and 2013, forcing her to temporarily retire in 2013. “Because of almost three years of continuing illnesses, injuries and the related problems, I don’t see...

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US Open Day 5 | Sharapova swats away snipes and Kenin

Maria Sharapova shrugged off scheduling snipes to advance to the fourth round of the US Open in prime time in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Friday night of Labor Day weekend. It was just the language the Russian likes to use, winning on the biggest tennis stage in the world, her response to comments from Caroline Wozniacki complaining after she was eliminated that Sharapova was scheduled for Arthur Ashe Stadium while she played out on a field...

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US Open Day 3 | Sharapova shines on

Maria Sharapova has become an enigma – star quality wrapped up in a cloak of duplicity, some would say, while others are just thankful she is back. And back she is, big time, shining in the Big Apple. Ranked a lowly 146, she needed a wild card to enter the draw at the US Open after 15 months off the tour for...

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US Open Day 1 | Sharapova shocks Halep

Second-seeded Simona Halep followed Johanna Konta the 7th seed, out of the US Open on Day 1, when the Romanian fell at the hands of Maria Sharapova. Both were among the eight contenders for the World No 1 ranking, and both will feel bitterly disappointed at blowing their respective opportunities. For Sharapova, it was a performance as dazzling as the crystal-encrusted black dress she wore and a signal that the Russian is still a force to be reckoned...

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Montreal | Murray joins Rogers Cup exodus

The Rogers Cup is suffering from a series of serious withdrawals which could also have a bearing on the US Open draws in due course. World No.1 Andy Murray is the latest to decide against playing so as to give his hip further time to heal in order to be able to compete in the last major of the...

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Stanford | Sharapova makes winning return

Maria Sharapova won her first professional match on US soil in over two years following her 15-month drug suspension and more recently, a hip injury picked up in Rome. But the former world number one and five-time grand slam winner, didn’t have it all here own way in here opening match at the Stanford Classic with Jennifer Brady of the US taking her to three sets, albeit collapsing in the...

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