5-time Grand Slam champ Maria Sharapova says she is pregnantApril 20, 2022 GMT
Maria Sharapova says she is pregnant.
The five-time Grand Slam tennis champion, who retired from the sport in February 2020, delivered the news via a social media post on Tuesday — her 35th birthday.
Judge in Russian Olympic doping worked on Sharapova caseFebruary 12, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — One of the lawyers that will judge Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva’s doping case at the Beijing Olympics on Sunday is an American who was once picked by Maria Sharapova’s legal team for her appeal over a similar performance-enhancing drug.
Raducanu positive for COVID; US Open champ out of exhibitionDecember 13, 2021 GMT
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu tested positive for COVID-19 and pulled out of an exhibition match in the United Arab Emirates on Monday.
Organizers of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship announced Raducanu’s withdrawal, saying the British teenager is isolating and following protocols.
Putin hails Medvedev’s win over Djokovic in US Open finalSeptember 13, 2021 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Daniil Medvedev received congratulations from the Kremlin on Monday after ending Russia's 16-year wait for a men's Grand Slam title with victory over Novak Djokovic at the U.S. Open.
President Vladimir Putin hailed a “brilliant victory” in an official message of congratulations.
Raducanu’s US Open title moves her up 127 spots to No. 23September 13, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Emma Raducanu's qualifier-to-champion run at the U.S. Open vaulted her 127 spots in the WTA rankings to a career-high No. 23 on Monday.
The 18-year-old from Britain began the year ranked 345th, rose to 179th in July by reaching Wimbledon's fourth round in her Grand Slam debut and arrived at Flushing Meadows at 150th.
US Open Lookahead: Raducanu, Fernandez in teen women’s finalSeptember 11, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO SATURDAY
Tennis will have its youngest Grand Slam champion in 17 years when 18-year-old Emma Raducanu faces 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez. It's the first major final between unseeded players in the professional era and the winner becomes the youngest Grand Slam winner since Maria Sharapova's victory at Wimbledon in 2004.
The Latest: Raducanu sets up all-teenager US Open finalSeptember 10, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):
Emma Raducanu has set up an all-teenager U.S. Open women's final.
‘Trusting myself’: Leylah Fernandez, 19, reaches US Open SFSeptember 8, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — When Leylah Fernandez wins a pivotal point at the U.S. Open — and she's won enough of them to become the tournament's youngest semifinalist since Maria Sharapova in 2005 — the teenager with the exciting game and enthusiasm to match raises her right fist or windmills her arms, firing up herself and the crowd.
Coco Gauff beats Wang for 2nd career title and 1st on clayMay 22, 2021 GMT
PARMA, Italy (AP) — American teenager Coco Gauff stormed to her second career singles title as she comfortably dispatched Wang Qiang 6-1, 6-3 at the Emilia-Romagna Open in her first clay-court final on Saturday.
Sharapova retires from tennis at age 32 with 5 Slam titlesFebruary 26, 2020 GMT
Maria Sharapova was a transcendent star in tennis from the time she was a teenager, someone whose grit and groundstrokes earned her a career Grand Slam and whose off-court success included millions of dollars more in endorsement deals than prize money...
‘It feels good’: Serena Williams ends 3-year title droughtJanuary 12, 2020 GMT
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Serena Williams ended a three-year title drought when she beat fellow American Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win the singles final at the ASB Classic.
Williams hadn't won a title since the Australian Open in January 2017, and not since she became a mother to her daughter Olympia, who was court-side to see the victory.
Monday’s Sports In BriefAugust 27, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — In her first match at the U.S. Open since last year's loss in a chaotic, controversial final, Serena Williams stretched her winning streak against Maria Sharapova to 19 matches with a nearly flawless performance that produced a 6-1, 6-1 victory.
Back at US Open, Serena beats Sharapova for 19th time in rowAugust 27, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams was not about to let Maria Sharapova make a match of this.
So facing a break point early in the second set, Williams conjured up a backhand passing shot so good, so powerful, so precise, that Sharapova had no chance to reach it...
Sharapova earns first WTA match win in Russia in 13 yearsJanuary 28, 2019 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Maria Sharapova earned her first WTA win in her native Russia for 13 years after beating Daria Gavrilova 6-0, 6-4 in the first round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Monday.
Sharapova, Wozniacki to meet in 3rd round at Australia OpenJanuary 16, 2019 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A side effect of not playing much for Maria Sharapova is the likelihood of having to face highly ranked rivals in the first week of a major.
It doesn't come much tougher in the third round than a match against the defending champion...
Keys Easily Aces Quarterfinal TestSeptember 6, 2018 GMT
Madison Keys is into her third semifinal in the past five Grand Slam tournaments, including two in a row at the U.S. Open.
She's still in search of major title No. 1.
The 14th-seeded American used her big-strike game built on serves and forehands to overpower No.
2006 champ Sharapova out of US Open in 4th round againSeptember 4, 2018 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Maria Sharapova won the U.S. Open as a teenager. More than a decade later, she can't seem to make it past the fourth round...
The Latest: Sharapova loses in Wimbledon’s 1st RdJuly 3, 2018 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
Maria Sharapova lost in the first round at Wimbledon after fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko came from a set and a break down to oust the former champion...
Serena Williams out of French Open before Sharapova matchJune 4, 2018 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams tried to play through the pain of an injured chest muscle. Eventually, barely able to serve, she knew she had to call off her Grand Slam comeback...
Serena Williams pulls out of French Open with injuryJune 4, 2018 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams has called off her Grand Slam comeback, pulling out of the French Open because of a chest injury before she was supposed to play Maria Sharapova.
Williams announced her withdrawal at a news conference at Roland Garros on Monday.
Column: Williams vs. Sharapova is compelling but not closeJune 3, 2018 GMT
PARIS (AP) — So much has happened since the last time Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova played each other.
Their rivalry — which, truth be told, is not much of a rivalry, considering how one-sided it's been in Williams' favor — resumes Monday in the fourth round at the French Open.
Get ready for Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova in ParisJune 2, 2018 GMT
PARIS (AP) — If the upcoming French Open showdown between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova provides any of the sort of animus and back-and-forth they manage to stir up away from the court, look out.
Super idea: tennis channel pushing Italian Open developmentMay 19, 2018 GMT
ROME (AP) — Even without Roger Federer and Serena Williams, the Italian Open is setting records for crowd attendance...
Last Slam standing: Kerber beats Sharapova in 3rd roundJanuary 20, 2018 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Angelique Kerber is on her own in an elite club at the Australian Open.
The 2016 champion routed Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 in a third-round win that showcased her credentials as a title contender and ensured she'll be the only Grand Slam champion still playing in the second week in the women's draw...
Sharapova back in Oz, joins Federer, Djokovic in 2nd roundJanuary 16, 2018 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It wasn't Maria Sharapova's choice to miss the last Australian Open. That decision was taken out of her hands because of a doping ban following a failed test on her previous visit to Melbourne Park...
Emotional Sharapova tops No. 2 Halep at Open in Slam returnAugust 29, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — When Maria Sharapova's first Grand Slam match after a 15-month doping suspension ended with a victory at the U...
Adieu, Angie! No. 1 Kerber out of French Open in 1st roundMay 28, 2017 GMT
PARIS (AP) — A French Open already missing Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova is now without No. 1-ranked Angelique Kerber, too, lending even more of a feeling that the women's championship is anyone's to win...
Sharapova’s popularity doesn’t earn a French Open wild cardMay 17, 2017 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Maria Sharapova's popularity and past success did not earn her the wild-card invitation she needed to get into the French Open after serving a 15-month doping ban...
Sharapova wins 1st match on return from 15-month doping banApril 26, 2017 GMT
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Looking relieved, Maria Sharapova went through her familiar routine of waving to the crowd and blowing kisses after winning her first match on her return from a 15-month doping ban on Wednesday...
Some questions and answers about Maria Sharapova’s returnApril 24, 2017 GMT
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Even with eight of the world's top 10 women in the Porsche Grand Prix, an unranked rival is grabbing all the headlines this week...
Some questions and answers about Maria Sharapova’s returnApril 24, 2017 GMT
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Even with eight of the world's top 10 players in the main draw, an unranked rival is grabbing all the headlines at an indoor clay-court event this week...
Sharapova beats Errani in Key Biscayne quartersMarch 28, 2013 GMT
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — The grunts were long and loud in the final game, as if Maria Sharapova was pushing a couch across nearby Crandon Beach.
Trying to win the Sony Open must feel that way to Sharapova, a four-time runner-up.