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Maria Sharapova rebuffs questions on meldonium and booing after Australian Open exit – video

Maria Sharapova declared Ashleigh Barty could win the Australian Open after having her own title ambitions crushed by the big home hopeful.But a surly Sharapova was in no mood to answer questions about her controversial seven-minute toilet break betwee…

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Australian Open: Barty overcomes first-set loss to see off Sharapova

Ashleigh Barty defeats Maria Sharapova 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 Australian progresses to her first major quarter-finalMaria Sharapova, the ice queen of tennis, melted in the warm glow that swelled in the Rod Laver Arena on day seven of the 2019 Australian Open, l…

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Home hopes lifted as Ashleigh Barty earns shot at Maria Sharapova | Kevin Mitchell

The Queenslander’s run has provided a boost for Australian tennis after Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic’s spatAshleigh Barty, who strips down many of her trophies and gives them to friends to recycle for juniors at a Brisbane club, writes the sort of …

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Maria Sharapova v Caroline Wozniacki: Australian Open third round – live!

Updates from the match on Rod Laver ArenaAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 4.31am GMT Here’s some more background on Wozniacki’s rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis that she revealed late last year. Related: Caroline Wozniacki reveals battle with rh…

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Maria Sharapova v Caroline Wozniacki: Australian Open third round – live!

Updates from the match on Rod Laver ArenaAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 4.31am GMT Here’s some more background on Wozniacki’s rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis that she revealed late last year. Related: Caroline Wozniacki reveals battle with rh…

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Kerber, Kvitova, Dimitrov, Nadal and Sharapova: Australian Open – live!

• Follow the night-time action on day three at Melbourne Park• Konta fired up for Muguruza clash as Serena eases through• Kyrgios outplayed by Raonic in straight-sets defeat• Email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 8.57am GMT Alex de Minaur, who could pla…

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Australian Open gets underway as Maria Sharapova dismisses Harriet Dart

Russian veteran wins 6-0, 6-0 in opening match‘Youngsters are taking our place, but not just yet’ There would be no fairytale debut for Harriet Dart when she shared the honour of opening the 2019 Australian Open in the sweltering Rod Laver Arena with t…

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Harriet Dart: ‘Sharapova has always been my idol, it will be cool to play her’

The improving Londoner could give her inspiration a tough test when they meet in the Australian Open first roundFor Harriet Dart, who forced a tie-break out of the former world No 1 Karolina Pliskova at Wimbledon last year, the prospect of sharing a co…

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Maria Sharapova a doubt for Australian Open after suffering thigh injury

• Sharapova forced to retire from Shenzhen Open quarter-final• First grand slam of the year begins on 14 JanuaryMaria Sharapova is a doubt for this year’s Australian Open after being forced to retire from her Shenzhen Open quarter-final match against A…

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Maria Sharapova’s US Open ends at hands of Carla Suárez Navarro

2006 champion beaten 6-4, 6-3 by Spanish opponentSharapova has not reached quarter-finals in New York since 2012Maria Sharapova’s long unbeaten record in night session matches at Flushing Meadows was ended in the fourth round by Carla Suárez Navarro.Sh…

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Wilting Maria Sharapova may still be suffering from effects of ban

Russian’s first-round defeat at Wimbledon was a big surprise but she has shown few signs since returning from her 15-month ban that she will add to her grand slam tallyWhither Maria Sharapova? Of all the upsets so far at this year’s Wimbledon, the exit…

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Wimbledon day two highlights: Nadal cruises through as Kvitova suffers shock exit – video

The world No 1 Simona Halep and defending champion Garbiñe Muguruza, along with British hope Johanna Konta, escaped the continuing carnage in Wimbledon’s women’s draw with first-round wins. Two-time former champion Petra Kvitova blamed increa…

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Wimbledon 2018: Johanna Konta and Juan Martín Del Potro in action – live!

Updates with Kyle Edmund and Garbiñe Muguruza on laterOrder of play | Norrie and Broady crash outFeel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 11.49am BST Natalia Vikhlyantseva swerves an ace down the middle to hold for 2-1 in the first set against…

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Maria Sharapova’s exclusive defeat leaves bitter taste for LTA and fans | Andy Bull

Sharapova lost 7-5, 6-4 to Maria Sakkari at the Hurlingham Club after opting not to play in Birmingham despite an LTA dealMaria Sharapova decided not to play in Birmingham this year, even though she signed a two-year deal to appear when the LTA gave he…

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Garbiñe Muguruza sends Maria Sharapova crashing out of French Open

• Russian swept aside by Spanish third seed 6-2, 6-1• Muguruza to face world No 1 Simona Halep in semi-finalsMaria Sharapova’s French Open comeback was ended in straight sets by Garbiñe Muguruza.The Russian, back on the Paris clay having missed th…

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French Open quarter-finals: Muguruza v Sharapova, Halep v Kerber – live!

Nadal plays Schwartzman later, while Cilic faces Del PotroDjokovic unsure of Wimbledon after shock loss to CecchinatoAnd feel free to email Katy or tweet: @KatyMurrells 12.11pm BST Court Philippe Chatrier Garbine MUGURUZA (ESP) [3] vs Maria SHARAPOVA (…

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French Open 2018 day nine: Wozniacki in action, Halep wins – live!

Updates on the latest action at Roland GarrosKevin Mitchell: Sharapova has steel to upset Serena WilliamsAnd feel free to email or tweet @simon_burnton to get in touch 12.18pm BST While the match on Lenglen was hogging my attention, Max Marterer went a…

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Maria Sharapova tipped to win but Serena Williams will want final say | Kevin Mitchell

The rivalry other sports crave will step up another notch at the French Open with the Russian determined to end her run of 18 defeats and the American motivated by Sharapova’s inflammatory bookThunder and lightning are expected to light up Court Philip…

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Serena Williams hits back at Maria Sharapova over autobiography ‘hearsay’ – video

Serena Williams has described comments in Maria Sharapova’s autobiography relating to her as ‘100% hearsay’ and ‘a little disappointing’. In the book, the Russian suggested that the reason Williams has dominated her in 19 of their 21 matches stems from…

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Sharapova blows away Pliskova to lay down French Open marker

• Russian beats sixth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-2, 6-1• Sharapova hails improvement in third-round victoryMaria Sharapova left no doubt here on Saturday that, after all she’s been through, the main stage is where she belongs in tennis. In less than an h…