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Melbourne | Kerber crushes Sharapova to take on Hsieh

Angelique Kerber continued her march towards a second Australian Open crown with a clinical third-round victory over five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova. The 2016 champion made just 7 unforced errors, holding serve in all but one game, before cruising to a 6-1 6-3 win in an hour and four minutes on Rod Laver Arena. The much-hyped contest between the two former Australian champions and World No 1s proved to be an anti-climax, and the result left Kerber as the only remaining Grand Slam winner in the women’s...

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Beijing Open | Halep trounces Sharapova

Simona Halep, the second seed at this year’s China Open, trounced Maria Sharapova for a place in the quarter-finals in Beijing. It was a milestone victory for the Romanian for she had lost all her previous seven matches against the former world number one from...

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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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