Maria Sharapova out of French Open, citing right shoulder

Tennis 05/15/19, 15:30

Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova pulled out of the year's second Grand Slam tournament on Tuesday because of her surgically repaired right shoulder.Sharapova announced her withdrawal on Instagram."Sometimes the right decisions aren't always the easiest ones," she wrote.Maria Sharapova attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala ...

Sharapova withdraws from Rome with lingering shoulder injury

Tennis 05/01/19, 14:22

Three-time champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the upcoming Italian Open as she continues to recover from a right shoulder injury.Rome organizers announced Wednesday that Sharapova's spot in the draw for the May 13-19 tournament will be taken by 45th-ranked Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia.Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion, hasn't ...

Sharapova pulls out of Miami Open after shoulder procedure

Sports 02/27/19, 15:59

Maria Sharapova says she has undergone a "small procedure" on her right shoulder that will need a few weeks to heal, requiring her to pull out of next month's Miami Open.Sharapova said she's struggled since last summer with shoulder pain caused by a fraying tendon and small labrum tear. She ...

Petra Kvitova beats Azarenka in 2 sets in St. Petersburg

Tennis 01/30/19, 09:28

Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova won eight straight games to take control of the match before needing a tiebreaker to finally beat Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday in the second round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy.Kvitova, playing her opening match after a first-round bye, went from trailing ...

Indian Wells tennis to feature all top 75 men and women

Tennis 01/24/19, 22:51

The BNP Paribas Open will include all of the top 75 ranked men's and women's players in the world, including defending champions Juan Martin del Potro and Naomi Osaka.The tournament runs March 4-17 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in the Southern California desert.Del Potro skipped the Australian Open while ...

It’s Barty Party time Down Under, Aussie woman into quarters

Sports 01/20/19, 04:54

Ash Barty didn't want to play tennis. Didn't want to watch tennis, or even talk about the sport. She took a break from the tour after the 2014 U.S. Open to explore another career — in cricket.Yes, cricket. The game of wickets, tea breaks, of bowling maiden overs or hitting ...

Australian Open: Kvitova, Federer, Nadal in action

Tennis 01/19/19, 19:32

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova opens play at Rod Laver Arena on Day 7 of the Australian Open with a match against 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova.Anisimova has beaten two seeded players on her way to the fourth round and a win Sunday would advance her to a quarterfinal against either ...

Defending champ gone: Sharapova ousts Wozniacki in Australia

Sports 01/18/19, 02:18

Maria Sharapova showed that she's ready to be a Grand Slam factor once again, eliminating defending champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the Australian Open's fourth round. Sharapova's victory Friday was built on aggressive groundstrokes that gave her a 37-10 edge in total winners. She is seeded only 30th at ...

Sharapova, Wozniacki to meet in 3rd round at Australia Open

Sports 01/16/19, 10:31

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.That's the equation at the Australian Open after Sharapova ...

Sharapova routs Dart 6-0, 6-0 to start Australian Open

Sports 01/13/19, 21:51

Maria Sharapova has the second-best record among active players in first-round matches at the majors, and she gave an illustration of why that's the case with a ruthless 6-0, 6-0 win over Harriet Dart at the Australian Open.The 2008 Australian Open champion got play started on Rod Laver Arena on ...

Update: Sharapova routs qualifier at Australian Open

Tennis 01/13/19, 20:27

The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open: (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Maria Sharapova got out of the Melbourne heat as quickly as she could, needing just 63 minutes to beat British qualifier Harriet Dart 6-0, 6-0 in the first match on Rod Laver Arena at this year's Australian Open. Sharapova, who ...

Sharapova beats Bacsinszky in 1st round of Shenzhen Open

Tennis 12/31/18, 07:13

Maria Sharapova returned to competitive tennis with a 6-2, 7-6 (3) win against Timea Bacsinszky in the first round of Shenzhen Open on Monday.Sharapova cut short her campaign in September to recover from shoulder complaint. The fifth-seeded Russian, a semifinalist here last year, hit 23 winners against the unseeded Swiss ...

Tennis great Billie Jean King feted for 75th birthday

Tennis 11/22/18, 12:07

Billie Jean King is celebrating her 75th birthday, which lands on Thanksgiving this year.The tennis great recently hosted a birthday party at the New-York Historical Society that included New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and video tributes from former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.Kraft noted King's social justice work, ...

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