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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.

Russia hopes Sharapova will feature in Rio Olympics despite doping ...
Johannesburg, Apr 13 : The Russian tennis federation president has expressed hope that suspended star player Maria Sharapova will be allowed to participate in the forthcoming Rio Olympics Games.

Sharapova doping hearing likely to be held in June
Johanneburg, Mar.31 : Former World number one Maria Sharapova is expected to face a disciplinary hearing over a drug violation in June.

Maria Sharapova flaunts 'hot bikini bod' during Mexican vacation
Washington, D.C., Mar. 29 : Dressed in a green skimpy bikini, Maria Sharapova recently flaunted her toned hot body, while enjoying Mexico holiday with her best pal Chelsea Handle.

Federer calls for doping crackdown post Sharapova controversy
London, Mar 25 : World number three Roger Federer has called on tennis bosses to conduct more anti-doping tests in the wake of Russian star Maria Sharapova failing a drug test at this year's Australian Open.

UN severs ties with Sharapova
New York City, Mar 16 : Tainted Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, who has been suspended from professional tennis by the sport's global governing body post her admission of consuming banned performance enhancing substances, received another jolt as the United Nations removed her as their ...

UN debars Sharapova as goodwill ambassador over drug violation
London, Mar.15 : The UN Development Programme, which works to eradicate poverty and inequality, has suspended Maria Sharapova as their goodwill ambassador after the Russian tennis star failed a drug test at this year's Australian Open that eventually resulted in her provisional suspension.

Kristina Mladenovic rips into 'cheater' Sharapova over drug violation
Melbourne, Mar 14 : French tennis player Kristina Mladenovic has launched a blistering tirade on Maria Sharapova, saying that the beleaguered Russian is being viewed as a 'cheater' after she tested positive for a banned drug at this year's Australian Open.

Kristina Mladenovic rips into 'cheater' Sharapova over drug violation
Melbourne, Mar 14 : French tennis player Kristina Mladenovic has launched a blistering tirade on Maria Sharapova, saying that the beleaguered Russian is being viewed as a 'cheater' after she tested positive for a banned drug at this year's Australian Open.

Sharapova denies receiving warnings about anti-doping rules change
Johannesburg, Mar 12 : Former world number one Maria Sharapova dismissed suggestions that she was warned five times about changes to tennis anti-doping rules before testing positive for a banned drug at this year's Australian Open.

Sharapova denies receiving warnings about anti-doping rules change
Johannesburg, Mar 12 : Former world number one Maria Sharapova dismissed suggestions that she was warned five times about changes to tennis anti-doping rules before testing positive for a banned drug at this year's Australian Open.

Sharapova denies receiving warnings about anti-doping rules change
Johannesburg, Mar 12 : Former world number one Maria Sharapova dismissed suggestions that she was warned five times about changes to tennis anti-doping rules before testing positive for a banned drug at this year's Australian Open.

Murray calls for Sharapova's suspension post failed drug test
Melbourne, Mar.11 : World number two Andy Murray believes that Maria Sharapova deserves to be suspended for failing a drug test at this year's Australian Open.

Drug that got Sharapova suspended widely used among elite athletes
Washington D.C, Mar 10 : According to a recent study, the use of meldonium, the recently banned drug taken by tennis star Maria Sharapova, is widespread among elite athletes.

Maria Sharapova thanks 'supportive' fans
Washington D.C., Mar. 10 : Days after Maria Sharapova announced that she tested positive for meldonium during the Australia Open in January, she is thanking her fans for their support.

Maria Sharapova thanks 'supportive' fans
Washington D.C., Mar. 10 : Days after Maria Sharapova announced that she tested positive for meldonium during the Australia Open in January, she is thanking her fans for their support.

Drug that got Sharapova suspended widely used among elite athletes
Washington D.C, Mar 10 : According to a recent study, the use of meldonium, the recently banned drug taken by tennis star Maria Sharapova, is widespread among elite athletes.

Serena lauds Sharapova's 'courage' for admitting failed drug test
Johannesburg, Mar 08 : World number one Serena Williams has praised Maria Sharapova for 'showing a lot of courage' in admitting that she failed a drug test at this year's Australian Open.

Porsche becomes latest sponsor to sever ties with Sharapova
Johannesburg, Mar 08 : German car manufacturers Porsche has joined the chorus of sponsors to sever ties with Maria Sharapova after the Russian tennis star admitted that she failed a drug test at this year's Australian Open.