Tag: Sharapova

Sharapova doesn’t care about her looks

God was certainly in a good mood when he created Maria Sharapova. The former world number one professional tennis player is not only blonde, beautiful and a staple in men's magazines like the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and Maxim, but she's a as modest as you can be when it comes to all the attention surrounding her fine physical attributes.
"To be quite honest, I never think about things like that. I think there will always be certain pressures of being in the public

Wozniacki, Sharapova off to winning starts

MIAMI - World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki, weekend winner of the Indian Wells WTA title, launched her bid for a second straight crown with a victory at the Miami WTA and ATP Masters tournament on Thursday. Wozniacki reached the third round of the $9 million event with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over American Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
"Especially in the first match you want to get going, you want to have the rallies," said the Dane, who like all the top seeds enjoyed a first-round bye. "But I

Wozniacki crushes Sharapova to reach final

INDIAN WELLS - Top seed Caroline Wozniacki blasted her way into the Indian Wells final on Friday, allowing three-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova just one service hold in a ruthless display. World number one Wozniacki demolished her Russian opponent 6-1, 6-2 in front of a crowd of about 7,000 at the BNP Paribas Open to set up a clash with France's Marion Bartoli.
Speaking about her opponent in Sunday's final, the 20-year-old said of Bartoli, who beat Yanina Wickmayer of

Wozniacki, Sharapova reach last four

INDIAN WELLS - Top seed Caroline Wozniacki, whose opponent pulled out with a painful injury, eased into the Indian Wells semi-finals where she was joined by Maria Sharapova on Thursday. Wozniacki, of Denmark, was ahead 3-0 when Victoria Azarenka packed it in after taking a lengthy medical timeout to receive treatment for an injury to the left side of her hip. The eighth seed Azarenka suffered the setback just 10 minutes into the match on the second point of the third game while

Sharapova making rare Fed Cup appearance

PARIS - Maria Sharapova hopes her first Fed Cup outing in three years will help erase the misery of her latest Grand Slam blow-out. The three-time major winner, and former world number one who has struggled to rediscover her best form since a 2008 shoulder injury, suffered a tame fourth round defeat at the Australian Open.
Her straight sets defeat to Germany's Andrea Petkovic in the heat of Melbourne has now given way to the chilly streets of Moscow where Russia open their 2011

Rusty Sharapova battle into second round

MELBOURNE - Top seed Caroline Wozniacki battled into the second round of the Australian Open Monday while former champion Maria Sharapova overcame a nervous start against Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn. French Open champion Francesca Schiavone also survived a tough work-out against Spaniard Arantxa Parra Santonja as some of the tournament's leading lights made an unconvincing start.
Wozniacki, under pressure to claim a maiden Slam title to convince critics she is a deserving

‘Stalker’ quizzes Sharapova at Australian Open

MELBOURNE - Russian beauty Maria Sharapova accused a New Zealand journalist of "stalking" her Saturday after he asked if she spent time with Anna Kournikova and frequented a club for "hot Russians". "You're the guy from New Zealand, huh?" Sharapova said, when she recognised the male journalist from this month's Auckland Classic. "Oh God, you're stalking me!" "It's not stalking if you love someone," the journalist said jokingly, to which Sharapova replied: "It can be slightly, trust

Sharapova struggling to regain form

AUCKLAND - Maria Sharapova, reputedly the world's best-paid sportswoman, underlined her commercial pulling power at the Auckland Classic with her presence helping to effectively sell out the entire tournament -- something that had never happened before. But the former world number one's decision to shake-up her normal Australian Open preparations by playing in New Zealand left few who saw her in any doubt.
She was nowhere near the same level she was when she captured her last

Sharapova starts with easy win

AUCKLAND - Top seed Maria Sharapova cruised through her first round match in the Auckland Classic women's tennis tournament Monday disposing of Italian qualifier Alberta Brianti in straight sets. Sharapova was seldom troubled as she won 6-2, 6-3 in less than 90 minutes on court with Brianti putting up her bravest showing in the second set when she saved four match points.
"This was my first match of the year and I hadn't played a tournament in a while, so it was important to get