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Shoulder pain forces Maria Sharapova out of St Petersburg

Maria Sharapova’s ongoing right shoulder problems led her to pull out of the Saint Petersburg tournament, the organisers said on Wednesday.
Russia’s Maria Sharapova reacts after a point against Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson during their women’s singles match on day three of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne early January 17, 2019. (Photo by Paul Crock - AFP) -

Maria Sharapova off to winning start at Saint Petersburg

Russian star Maria Sharapova made a victorious debut at the WTA Saint Petersburg indoor tournament, beating Daria Gavrilova of Australia in straight sets on Monday.
Novak Djokovic dropped a set for the second match running but survived a tough examination by 15th seed Daniil Medvedev on Monday to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.

Novak Djokovic concerned about Australia Open’s ‘Big Brother’ cameras

World number one Novak Djokovic has expressed concern about “Big Brother” surveillance cameras that capture behind-the-scenes footage of players at the Australian Open, making the season-opening Grand Slam resemble a reality television show.
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.

Ashleigh Barty muscles past Maria Sharapova to set up Petra Kvitova in Australian Open...

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.
Serena Williams swatted aside Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska in straight sets on Saturday, powering into the Australian Open last 16 as she chases a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.

Australian Open: Just getting started – Serena Williams

Serena Williams marched into the Australian Open last 16 Saturday and warned she was still improving after taking time out to console the latest victim of her quest for a record-equalling 24th major.
Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki disappointed but defiant after Australian Open loss

A bitterly disappointed Caroline Wozniacki said she was leaving Melbourne Park with her head held high Friday, despite arch-rival Maria Sharapova ending her dream of defending the Australian Open title.
Maria Sharapova scorched the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne with her aggressive tennis to eliminate defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 4-6 6-3 in the third round on Friday.

Maria Sharapova eliminates Australian Open title-holder Caroline Wozniacki

Maria Sharapova scorched the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne with her aggressive tennis to eliminate defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 4-6 6-3 in the third round on Friday.
Russia’s Maria Sharapova reacts after a point against Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson during their women’s singles match on day three of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne early January 17, 2019. (Photo by Paul Crock - AFP) -

Maria Sharapova claims underdog status against Caroline Wozniacki

Maria Sharapova has declared herself the underdog in her blockbuster third round clash with Australian Open defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, despite having five Grand Slam titles to the Dane’s one.
Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki storms into Australian Open third round

Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki powered into the Australian Open third round on Wednesday with a confidence-boosting win over Sweden’s Johanna Larsson.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams handed tough draw in quest for record 24th Grand Slam

Serena Williams has been handed a challenging draw in her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, starting with Germany’s Tatjana Maria in the first round.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep named top seeds in Australian Open

World number ones Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were named top seeds on Thursday for next week’s Australian Open, with 23-time major winner Serena Williams lurking at 16 on the women’s side.

Maria Sharapova suffers injury blow ahead of Australian Open

Former world number one Maria Sharapova’s Australian Open preparations suffered a blow after a thigh injury forced her to retire from the Shenzhen Open quarter-final clash against Aryna Sabalenka on Friday.
Roger Federer owalks off the court after his loss to John Millman. (Danielle Parhizkaran, USA TODAY SPorts)

US Open: Unseeded John Millman sends Roger Federer out, Maria Sharapova ousted too

Roger Federer made a shock exit from the US Open on Monday after the five times champion was beaten 3-6 7-5 7-6(7) 7-6(3) by unseeded Australian John Millman in the round of 16.
Maria Sharapova

US Open: Sharapova battles past Cirstea to set up Ostapenko clash

Maria Sharapova battled past unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea 6-2 7-5 at the U.S. Open on Thursday to set up a third round clash with Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko.
Roger Federer

US Open: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic through as storm rages over umpire’s Nick Kyrgios...

Roger Federer on Thursday set-up a US Open third round clash against Nick Kyrgios who found himself at the centre of an impartiality row after an umpire climbed down from his chair to tell him: “I want to help you”.
Maria Sharapova

US Open: Maria Sharapova edges past spirited Patty Schnyder

Maria Sharapova overcame a shaky start and survived a spirited fight back from Patty Schnyder to defeat her 6-2 7-6(6) in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

French Open bans Serena Williams’ ‘super hero’ catsuit

The French Open is introducing a strict dress code from next year and has effected a ban on Serena Williams’ casuit which she said made her feel like a ‘Super Hero’.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams still world’s highest paid sportswoman

Serena Williams was the highest paid female athlete for a third consecutive year in 2018, according to an annual list published by Forbes on Tuesday that was dominated by tennis players.

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