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Maria Sharapova

Born: April 19, 1987 (age 32)

Height: 6'2" (188cm)

Hometown: Nyagan, Russia
Nationality: Russia Russian

Maria Sharapova celebrates her win over Kristina Mladenovic  on June 24, 2013
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Sports Mole has 661 articles about Maria Sharapova. Articles 1 to 40:
Serena Williams in action during the US Open final on September 7, 2019
WTA 2019: Five things we learned
This year has again seen four different grand slam champions.
Nov 4, 10:15
Serena Williams of the USA shakes hands with Maria Sharapova of Russia after their first round match on day one of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2019
Result: Serena Williams continues dominance over Maria Sharapova
The 38-year-old triumphed 6-1 6-1 inside an hour.
Aug 27, 08:59
Serena Williams celebrates reaching the Wimbledon final on July 11, 2019
Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova to face off in US Open first round
The pair met in the 2004 Wimbledon final when the Russian produced a shock win.
Aug 23, 05:22
Maria Sharapova in action at the Aussie Open on January 18, 2018
Sharapova out of French Open with shoulder injury
The Russian had shoulder surgery in February.
May 16, 08:00
Maria Sharapova in action at the Aussie Open on January 18, 2018
Maria Sharapova withdraws from Miami Open after undergoing shoulder surgery
Sharapova has not won a tournament since the Tianjin Open in October 2017.
Feb 27, 22:53
Ashleigh Barty in action at the Australian Open on January 20, 2019
Result: Ashleigh Barty first Australian into last eight at Melbourne in a decade
Barty won nine games in a row before quashing a Sharapova fightback to win 4-6 6-1 6-4.
Jan 20, 06:47
Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates at the Australian Open on January 18, 2019
Highlights from day five at the Australian Open
The highlights from day five at Melbourne Park.
Jan 18, 12:08
Maria Sharapova in action at the Aussie Open on January 18, 2018
Result: Sharapova makes statement on big stage by ending Wozniacki title defence
Sharapova defeated Wozniacki 6-4 4-6 6-3 and will face Australia's Ashleigh Barty in the fourth round.
Jan 18, 11:36
Caroline Wozniacki leaves the court after being beaten by Maria Sharapova on January 17, 2019
Result: Reigning champion Caroline Wozniacki knocked out of Australian Open
Maria Sharapova hit 37 winners in a 6-4 4-6 6-3 victory.
Jan 18, 07:32
Caroline Wozniacki during an Australian Open training session on January 11, 2019
Result: Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki sets up Maria Sharapova clash in Melbourne
Wozniacki has won six of her previous meetings with Sharapova.
Jan 16, 14:57
Maria Sharapova in action at the US Open on September 4, 2018
Sharapova: Murray has been an exception to lack of male support for women's game
Sharapova said male players as a whole have been "really tough" about the women's game.
Jan 14, 08:40
Maria Sharapova in action at the US Open on September 4, 2018
Sharapova has encouraging words for Wang Xinyu after her injury ends their match
Wang was the youngest player in the tournament at 17 years old.
Jan 2, 13:56
Maria Sharapova in action at the US Open on September 4, 2018
Result: Maria Sharapova consoles opponent Wang Xinyu after injury forces her to retire
Wang was the youngest player in the tournament at 17 years old.
Jan 2, 08:21
Romania's Simona Halep in action during her French Open semi-final match against Spain's Garbine Muguruza on June 7, 2018
Result: Simona Halep beats Garbine Muguruza to reach French Open final
World number one Simona Halep overcomes 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza to reach the French Open final for the third time.
Jun 7, 15:50
Spain's Garbine Muguruza in action during her quarter-final match against Russia's Maria Sharapova on June 6, 2018
Result: Garbine Muguruza thrashes Maria Sharapova in French Open quarter-finals
Garbine Muguruza reaches the French Open semi-finals with a dominant win over Maria Sharapova on Wednesday afternoon.
Jun 6, 14:33
Serena Williams confirms her exit from the French Open on June 4, 2018
Serena Williams withdraws from French Open due to injury
Serena Williams pulls out of the French Open shortly before her fourth-round clash with Maria Sharapova due to a pectoral injury.
Jun 4, 16:11
Maria Sharapova in action in July 2015
Maria Sharapova targets more Grand Slam titles
Maria Sharapova admits that she is not happy competing for non-Grand Slam titles.
Apr 25, 12:26
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Maria Sharapova splits from coach
Former world number one Maria Sharapova parts company from coach Sven Groeneveld after four years.
Mar 10, 18:15
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Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky subject of anti-doping case
The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirm that they have opened an investigation into Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitzky after he failed a drugs test.
Feb 19, 13:40
Angelique Kerber celebrates a point during the US Open final on September 10, 2016
Result: Angelique Kerber thrashes Maria Sharapova at Australian Open
Angelique Kerber is through to the Australian Open fourth round after conceding just four games in a win over Maria Sharapova.
Jan 20, 10:03
Roger Federer in action at the Australian Open on January 26, 2017
Roger Federer to face Aljaz Bedene at Australian Open
Defending champion Roger Federer will face former British representative Aljaz Bedene in the opening round of the Australian Open.
Jan 11, 10:09
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Result: Maria Sharapova ends title wait with victory in Tianjin Open final
Maria Sharapova wins her first WTA title since returning from a drugs ban thanks to a straight-sets victory over Aryna Sabalenka in the Tianjin Open final.
Oct 15, 10:45
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Result: Maria Sharapova reaches first WTA final since drugs ban at Tianjin Open
Former world number one Maria Sharapova reaches her first WTA final since returning from a drugs ban by beating Peng Shuai 6-3 6-1 at the Tianjin Open.
Oct 14, 11:21
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Maria Sharapova proud of US Open run
Five-time Major champion Maria Sharapova says that she is proud of reaching the last 16 at the US Open after a spell out of the sport due to a doping suspension.
Sep 4, 11:24
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Maria Sharapova dismisses Caroline Wozniacki criticism
Maria Sharapova dismisses criticism from Caroline Wozniacki after the Russian won her third successive match at the US Open on Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Sep 2, 12:26
Andy Murray in action at the US Open on August 30, 2016
Andy Murray draws Tennys Sandgren at US Open
Former world number one Andy Murray is drawn to play American Tennys Sandgren in the US Open first round.
Aug 25, 17:47
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Maria Sharapova to miss Wimbledon qualifying through injury
Maria Sharapova announces that she will play no further part in the grass court season due to a muscle injury picked up in Rome last month.
Jun 11, 09:24
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Maria Sharapova to play Wimbledon qualifiers rather than requesting wildcard
Maria Sharapova announces that she will attempt to secure her place at Wimbledon through the qualifying round rather than requesting a wildcard.
May 19, 15:02
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Maria Sharapova receives Aegon Classic wildcard
Former world number one Maria Sharapova will compete at Birmingham's Aegon Classic next month after being granted a wildcard entry for the next two years.
May 18, 16:22
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No French Open wildcard for Maria Sharapova
Two-time champion Maria Sharapova will not receive a wildcard for this year's French Open.
May 16, 18:17
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Maria Sharapova secures Wimbledon qualifying place with win over Christina McHale
Maria Sharapova clinches a place in Wimbledon qualifying following a first-round win over Christina McHale at the Italian Open on Monday.
May 15, 17:23
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Eugenie Bouchard: 'Most players agree with me that Maria Sharapova is a cheat'
Eugenie Bouchard says that she received good-luck messages from "a lot" of players before she took on Maria Sharapova, who recently returned from her doping ban.
May 9, 11:15
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Result: Eugenie Bouchard beats Maria Sharapova in Madrid after labelling her a "cheater"
Eugenie Bouchard beats Maria Sharapova to reach the third round of the Madrid Open, not long after labelling the five-time Grand Slam winner a "cheater".
May 9, 09:13
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Result: Maria Sharapova sets up grudge match with Eugenie Bouchard
Maria Sharapova sets up a clash with Eugenie Bouchard at the Madrid Open, two weeks after the Canadian called for her opponent to be banned from tennis for life.
May 7, 21:32
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Maria Sharapova returns to WTA rankings
Maria Sharapova returns to the WTA rankings for the first time since October after reaching the semi-finals of the Stuttgart Grand Prix last week.
May 2, 16:03
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Result: Maria Sharapova eases to victory on return from 15-month ban
Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova overcomes Roberta Vinci 7-5 6-3 at the Stuttgart Open to mark her return from a 15-month doping ban in winning style.
Apr 26, 19:51
Johanna Konta of Britain hits a return to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at the China Open on October 9, 2016
Result: Johanna Konta battles past Naomi Osaka in Stuttgart
British number one Johanna Konta is through to the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart after beating Naomi Osaka in three sets.
Apr 26, 15:27
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Kim Clijsters: 'Maria Sharapova has been punished enough'
Kim Clijsters voices her support for Maria Sharapova ahead of the Russian's return from a doping ban.
Apr 25, 19:35
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WTA chief: Maria Sharapova is "starting at ground zero"
WTA chief Steve Simon insists that Maria Sharapova is still being punished for her doping ban despite being awarded a wildcard entry at the Stuttgart Open.
Apr 25, 18:23
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Maria Sharapova unconcerned by doping criticism
Maria Sharapova says that she does not fear a backlash as she prepares to return from a doping ban.
Apr 19, 20:19

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