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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.

Ashleigh Barty

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.

Serena Williams

Serena back to shake up Roland Garros

3 June 2018, 7:15 AM

When Serena Williams rushed towards the net to smash the ball away with all her might, the tremors felt all around Suzanne Lenglen Court on Saturday signalled only one thing – she was back in town to shake things up at the French Open.

Sharapova sets up potential Serena clash, Nadal faces childhood friend

2 June 2018, 3:54 PM

Maria Sharapova marked her first appearance on Court Philippe Chatrier in three years with a 6-2, 6-1 rout of Karolina Pliskova to set-up a potential French Open last-16 duel with old rival Serena Williams on Saturday.

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