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Sharapova given wildcard for US Open
Johannesburg [South Africa], August 16 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova will be playing her first Grand Slam after coming back from the 15-month doping back after receiving wildcard for the US Open which begins August 28.

Forearm injury forces Sharapova to withdraw from Cincinnati
Cincinnati [USA], August 14 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has been forced to withdraw from next week's WTA tournament in Cincinnati with a left forearm injury.

Maria Sharapova accepts wildcard to play in China Open
Beijing [China], August 8 : Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has accepted a wildcard invitation to make her seventh appearance at the China Open in October.

Sharapova withdraws from Stanford Classic with injured arm
Standford [US], August 3 : Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Stanford Classic ahead of her second round match due to soreness in her left arm.

Maria Sharapova struggles into second round of Stanford Classic
Stanford [US], August 1 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova showcased a spirited performance as she bounced back from a set down against America's Jennifer Brady to enter the second round of the Stanford Classic here on Tuesday.

Sharapova gets another wildcard, will play in Cincinnati Masters
Johannesburg [South Africa], July 28 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova's dreams of bringing her career back on track following her 15-month doping suspension received a major boost, as she has received another wild card entry into the Cincinnati WTA tournament.

Passion for game has only grown stronger post doping ban: Maria ...
Johannesburg [South Africa], July 27 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has hit back at her critics and said that her 15-month doping ban has only fueled her passion for the game.

Sharapova pulls out of Wimbledon qualifying due to thigh injury
London [U.K.], June 11 : Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the Wimbledon qualifying event after failing to recover from a thigh injury.

Sharapova gets wildcard entry in Rogers Cup
Johannesburg [South Africa], May 24 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has been awarded with a wildcard entry in the upcoming 2017 Rogers Cup in Toronto, Tennis Canada announced Tuesday.

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.