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Post French Open snub, Sharapova vows to 'rise up again'
Johannesburg [South Africa], May 17 : Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova has promised to fight and

Post French Open rejection, Sharapova pulls out of Italian Open
Johannesburg [South Africa], May 17 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova pulled out of the Italian Open with a thigh injury during her second-round tie against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni on Tuesday, hours after learning she would not be granted a wild card into the French Open.

Players wished me good luck 'privately' before Sharapova encounter: ...
Johannesburg [South Africa], May 9 : Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard believes that plenty of other players on the WTA Tour have similar opinion regarding Maria Sharapova's return from an 15-month doping ban like her, but are too 'scared' to speak about the same.

Madrid Open: After fierce war of words, Bouchard stuns Sharapova
London [United Kingdom], May. 9 : All eyes were on the intense grudge match between Eugenie Bouchard and Maria Sharapova at the second round of the Madrid Open, where the Canadian produced a brilliant display to take down the former World No. 1.

Murray expects Sharapova to get Wimbledon wildcard
Wellington [New Zealand], May 3 : While Maria Sharapova is still waiting to hear if she can play at the French Open, world number one Andy Murray has said that he expects the Russian tennis player to receive a wildcard for Wimbledon qualifying if she fails to make it through her ranking.

Mladenovic halts Sharapova's controversial comeback run at Stuttgart
Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 30 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova's comeback on the tennis court after 15-months of doping ban was halted as she lost in the semi-finals of the Stuttgart Open on Saturday.

Sharapova enters Quarterfinals of Stuttgart Open
Stuttgart [Germany], April 27 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, who made her comeback after 15-months of doping ban, registered her second win on Thursday by beating Roberta Vinci to reach the quarter-finals of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

Maria Sharapova congratulates mother-to-be Serena Williams
Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 27 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, who marked her competitive return from a 15-month doping suspension with a straight-sets victory over Italy's Roberta Vinci in the opening round of the Stuttgart Open on Wednesday, has offered her congratulations to pregnant ...

'Cheater' Sharapova should not play tennis again: Eugenie Bouchard
Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 27 : 2014 Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard has termed Maria Sharapova as a 'cheater' and said that the Russian tennis star should be kicked out of tennis for life.

Stuttgart Open: `Wild-card` Sharapova marks winning comeback from ...
London [U.K], Apr 27 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova marked her competitive return from a 15-month doping suspension with a straight-sets victory over Italy's Roberta Vinci in the opening round of the Stuttgart Open last evening.

Those criticising Sharapova's wildcard return are jealous ...
Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 22 : Maria Sharapova's agent has said that people, criticising the embattled Russian tennis star for possibly receiving a wildcard into the French Open, just want to keep another title threat out of Roland Garros.

Sharapova's French Open fate on May 15
Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 20 : Embattled Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova will learn on May 15 whether she will be able to compete at the French Open as she prepares to make a return from a doping ban.

Maria Sharapova sells tickets, believes Greg Rusedski
Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr. 5 : Former British tennis star Greg Rusedski believes Russian tennis champion Maria Sharapova will receive more wildcard entries to tournaments as she "draws a big crowd no matter where she plays".

Expect 'suspicious' welcome back into tennis: Maria Sharapova
London [U.K.], Mar. 18 : Maria Sharapova, who is set to make a comeback in next month in the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart after serving a 15-month doping ban, is aware that her return to the tennis arena is not going to be a very welcome one.

Maria Sharapova targeting 2020 Tokyo Olympics
New York [U.S.], Mar. 16 : Russian tennis champion Maria Sharapova's agent Max Eisenbud has stated that her 15-month suspension for failing a drug test is likely to extend her career all the way to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Sharapova to plead case for wild card entry in French Open
Johannesburg [South Africa], Mar.4 : Embattled Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova is all set to meet French Tennis Federation (FFT) president Bernard Giudicelli to plead her case for a wild card entry at Roland Garros as she makes her return from a doping ban.

French Open reluctant to give Sharapova a wild card
Johannesburg [South Africa], Mar.3 : Newly-elected president of the French Tennis Federation (FFT), Bernard Giudicelli, has indicated that they are reluctant to hand Maria Sharapova a wild card entry for this year's Grand Slam tournament despite the embattled Russian tennis star returning from a ...

Tennis: Maria Sharapova handed Rome wildcard
Rome, Mar 1 : Russian Tennis star Maria Sharapova has been handed over a wildcard entry into the main draw of the tournament in Rome this year.

Russian Tennis star Maria Sharapova to return to court from doping ...
London, Jan 10 : Russian Tennis star Maria Sharapova is all set to return to the professional Tennis world by participating in the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart in April.

Sharapova set for comeback in April at Stuttgart event
Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 10 : Embattled Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, who was handed over a 15-month ban for doping, will make her return to competitive tennis at the WTA Tour clay-court tournament in Stuttgart in April, it was announced on Tuesday.

Sharapova to be reinstated as UN goodwill ambassador in April
Johannesburg [South Africa], Nov.11 : Embattled Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova will once again resume her role as a United Nations (UN) goodwill ambassador when her doping suspension ends in April, the body has confirmed.

Sharapova's two-year ban slashed to 15 months, can play in April 2017
London [England], Oct.04 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova can return to the sport in time for next year's French Open after the Court of Arbitration reduced her two-year doping ban to 15 months on appeal.

Sharapova out of Rio as CAS delays decision on doping appeal
Johannesburg, July 11 : The verdict on Maria Sharapova's two-year appeal against her doping suspension has been postponed till September, thus ruling the embattled Russian tennis star out of next month's Rio Olympics.

Sharapova's lawyer blasts WADA chief over 'unprofessional' income ...
Johannesburg, June 21 : Maria Sharapova's lawyer John Haggerty has lashed out at World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) chief Craig Reedie after the latter made an 'unprofessional' statement about the Russian tennis star's earnings.

Federer calls for 'zero tolerance' amid Sharapova's doping ban
Johannesburg, June.10 : 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has backed the two-year ban meted out to beleaguered Maria Sharapova while reiterating that he has a 'zero tolerance' stance against doping.

Nike to continue sponsoring Sharapova despite two-year doping ban
Melbourne, June.9 : Maria Sharapova has received an unexpected boost when sportswear giant Nike declared that it 'will continue to partner' with the beleaguered Russian tennis star despite her two-year suspension for failing a drug test at this year's Australian Open.

Maria Sharapova banned for two years
London, June 8 : An Independent Tribunal appointed under Article 8.1 of the 2016 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme has found that Russian Tennis legend Maria Sharapova committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 of the Programme and as a consequence has disqualified the affected results ...

Maria Sharapova named in Russia's Olympics tennis squad
Moscow, May 26 : The Russian Tennis Federation has named four players, including Maria Sharapova, in their list of women who will compete in the upcoming Rio Olympics.

Sharapova listed in Russia's Olympic squad despite doping ban
Melbourne, May.26 : Embattled Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova has been provisionally named in her country's squad for the forthcoming Rio Olympics.

Sharapova still faces hearing despite WADA's new stance on meldonium
Wellington, Apr.14 : Former world number one Maria Sharapova will have to face hearing for failing drug test in January despite the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced fresh rules for athletes who tested positive for the banned substance before March 1.