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Sharapova announces her retirement

26 February 2020, 7:37 PM

Maria Sharapova, the Russian five-time Grand Slam champion who became one of the highest paid sportswomen in the world, announced her retirement at the age of 32 on Wednesday.

Serena proves too strong for Sharapova in U.S. Open showdown

27 August 2019, 5:51 AM

Serena Williams trounced old foe Maria Sharapova 6-1 6-1 in their blockbuster first-round clash at the U.S. Open on Monday to get her quest for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title off to a flying start.

Sharapova wins sets up Barty battle in Cincinnati

13 August 2019, 12:00 PM

Maria Sharapova overpowered Alison Riske 6-3 7-6(4) at the Cincinnati Masters on Monday to set up a tantalising second-round battle with world number two Ash Barty, who defeated the Russian at 2019’s Australian Open.

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Barty muscles past Sharapova to set up Kvitova quarter-final

20 January 2019, 6:38 AM

Hometown hero Ashleigh Barty muscled past Maria Sharapova on Sunday to make the Australian Open quarter-finals where she will meet Petra Kvitova who matched her best Slam performance since a terrifying knife attack derailed her career.

Aggressive Sharapova eliminates holder Wozniacki in Melbourne

18 January 2019, 5:23 PM

Maria Sharapova scorched the Rod Laver Arena with her aggressive tennis to eliminate defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 4-6 6-3 in the third round on Friday.

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