Maria Sharapova

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Mar 30th, 2013
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Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova in a matchup of the top two players in women’s tennis for her record sixth Sony Open championship. Top-ranked Williams won 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 in Key Biscayne, Florida, for her 48th career title. She won the final 10 games in beating Sharapova for the 11th straight time...
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Mar 15th, 2013
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Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 6-4 6-2 as he continued his impressive come back from a knee injury by reaching the Indian Wells semi-finals in California. Hampered by a back problem, Federer saved a break point but Nadal broke to move 4-3 ahead as he won the first set. Federer broke Nadal for the fi...
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Sep 10th, 2012
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Pre-tournament favourite Serena Williams claimed the fourth US Open singles title of her career at the expense of world number one Victoria Azarenka this evening. It looked as though Williams was going to live up to her billing when she eased to the opening set with two breaks of Azarenka’s ser...
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Sep 8th, 2012
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Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka stormed into the final of the US Open with crushing victories in yesterday’s semis to set up a classic showdown between the greatest player of her generation and the current world number one. Williams was at her ruthless best as she demolished Italian Sara ...
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Aug 27th, 2012
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NEW YORK — Back at the site of her greatest victory, Samantha Stosur looked like a champion again, not the player who has often struggled this year. The Australian began the defense of her U.S. Open title Monday with a dominant win, needing 51 minutes to beat 64th-ranked Petra Martic 6-1, 6-1 i...
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Aug 4th, 2012
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Serena Williams won her first Olympic tennis women’s singles gold on Saturday with a 6-0 6-1 demolition of Russia’s Maria Sharapova on Wimbledon’s Centre Court. The unstoppable American, who dropped just 16 games in her five singles matches en route to the final, has now completed t...
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Jun 9th, 2012
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“It’s the most unique moment I’ve experienced in my career,” new No. 1 in women’s tennis says after win at Roland Garros. PARIS – She thought about it for just a moment, and then fell to her knees on the fabled red clay of Court Philippe Chatrier in sheer disbelief...
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Jun 9th, 2012
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Sara Errani has learned to do the unexpected, which is why she has reached her first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros. But the inventive Italian is now confronting her greatest challenge in the form of Maria Sharapova, who has won 18 of her last 19 matches on clay and battered Wimbledon champion Pet...
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Jun 8th, 2012
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For the fourth straight time in a Grand Slam final, it will be Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal. That Nadal got there by winning his French Open semifinal in a breeze against David Ferrer was no shock. That Djokovic made it after running into only a wisp of a challenge from Roger Federer — well, [&hel...
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Jun 8th, 2012
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Paris: Defending Champion Rafael Nadal defeated David Ferrer 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 to storm into the final of French Open 2012. Nadal to serve. He wins the game with a great backhand and leads 5-1. Ferrer could win just one game in that point. Ferrer played ‘some’ competitive tennis for this game, of no use,...