Tag: Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova has been sidelined since February after having surgery on a long-standing shoulder injury which has troubled her since 2008.
The 31-year-old former world No.1 has not played since the St Petersburg Trophy 4 weeks ago when she withdrew before a 2nd-round match.
Maria Sharapova's struggle with her right shoulder injury has prompted her to withdraw from next month's WTA Indian Wells Open.
Sharapova, 31, had been set to play fellow Russian Daria Kasatkina, the third seed in the tournament, in the second round.
Barty's win makes her only the third home player this millennium to reach the last eight in Melbourne.
Sharapova bundled Wozniacki out of the tournament 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to claim her biggest scalp since returning from a drugs ban in 2017.
There is no love lost between the two.
Nadal cruised into round two of the year's opening major 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 against Australian wildcard James Duckworth.
The veteran 5-time Grand Slam winner shows glimpses of her old ruthless self to dispatch Harriet Dart in just 63 minutes.
The winner at Melbourne Park in 2008 says she is feeling positive after 'tough times' in her career.
The five-time Grand Slam champion edges out Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky in one hour and 42 minutes.
The defeat ended former world number one Sharapova's perfect record of 23 wins - 22 of them in Arthur Ashe Stadium - in night sessions at Flushing Meadows.
Maria Sharapova beat Sorana Cîrstea to enter a third-round match against Jeļena Ostapenko.
Maria Sharapova beat veteran Patty Schnyder 6-2, 7-6 (8/6) and will next play against Sorana Cîrstea.
The match ended in twilight, a fitting metaphor for Sharapova who slipped to her first ever opening round defeat at the All England Club where she first burst upon the scene in 2003.
The 36-year-old downed Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 to register her first victory at the majors since her 2017 Australian Open triumph.
Sharapova is in her best form since 2015.
Playing her fourth match in as many days, Sharapova needed three hours, 10 minutes to win a gruelling struggle, eventually triumphing 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 7-5.
Caroline Wozniacki, Karolína Plíšková, and Maria Sharapova all advanced to the last 16 of the Mutua Madrid Open.
The Aegon Classic will be Maria Sharapova's first grasscourt tournament in three years.
Maria Sharapova's split with her tennis coach Sven Groeneveld was a mutual decision.
Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova suffered a shock defeat on Wednesday to Japanese No. 1 Naomi Osaka, losing her opening match at the WTA Indian Wells tournament 6-4, 6-4.
A decision in the case will be announced later and will be based on written submissions.
A fresh doping case would be deeply embarrassing for Russia, which was banned from the Pyeongchang Olympics over state-sponsored doping.
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