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June 29, 2014 3:53 AM Serena shocker puts Sharapova in pole position

LONDON: Maria Sharapova has warned her Wimbledon title rivals she is peaking just in time to take advantage of Serena Williams' stunning exit. Sharapova, who has yet to drop a set after routing Alison Riske 6-3, 6-0 in the third round, heads into the second week as the newly-installed favourite following Alize Cornet's shock 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over world 3

June 27, 2014 6:44 PM Djokovic survives nasty fall, Li Na and Venus eliminated

London: Wimbledon's grass claimed its most notable victim so far when the women's world No. 2 Li Na exited the tournament and the lush lawns almost did for top men's seed Novak Djokovic as he took an agonising tumble. Australian Open champion Li came up against fired-up Czech Barbara Zahlavova Strycova, who has never before advanced beyond the third 3

June 9, 2014 4:05 PM Nadal holds onto No. 1; Sharapova up to No. 5

If Nadal had lost Sunday’s final to No. 2 Novak Djokovic, they would have swapped places in the rankings. No. 3 Stan Wawrinka and No. 4 Roger Federer also stayed put, but Andy Murray climbed from No. 8 to No. 5 by reaching the French Open semifinals. First-time major semifinalist Ernests Gulbis jumped seven places to a career-best No. 10. In the women’s 41

June 9, 2014 9:05 AM Tennis: New faces boost women's tennis

Women's tennis was given a timely shot in the arm at the French Open with a new wave of talent emerging onto the scene. PARIS: Women's tennis was given a timely shot in the arm at the French Open with a new wave of talent emerging onto the scene. The singles title might have gone to Maria Sharapova, still only 27, but a fixture on the world stage for the past decade 32

June 8, 2014 12:22 AM Maria Sharapova beats Simona Halep to win French Open for second time

Paris: Maria Sharapova won her second French Open title in three years, overcoming some shaky serving on Saturday to beat fourth-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 in the final. Sharapova has struggled with her serve this week and had 12 double-faults in the final on Court Philippe Chatrier. But she was able to hold off Halep, and hold her serve in the final 31

June 7, 2014 8:14 PM Sharapova reels victorious past the French post

Defeat­s Romani­a’s Halep in record second longes­t final. Maria Sharapova won her second French Open title in three years at Roland Garros on Saturday, defeating Romania’s Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4 in a gripping final, the first to go the full distance in Paris in 13 years and the second longest on record. At three hour two minutes, it was just two minutes 40

June 7, 2014 4:54 PM Maria Sharapova destroys Simona Halep to win French Open title

Maria Sharapova claimed her second French Open title when she floored Romanian fourth seed Simona Halep 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4 after a marathon encounter in Saturday's final. The seventh seed from Russia claimed her fifth grand slam title after Wimbledon 2004, the 2006 US Open, the 2008 Australian Open and her first Roland Garros title two years ago. Halep 21

June 7, 2014 12:58 PM Tennis: Ten years after, Sharapova still shines

Paris: Maria Sharapova exploded onto the international scene 10 years ago as a 17-year-old with a spectacular straight sets demolition of Serena Williams in the 2004 Wimbledon final. On Saturday at Roland Garros she hopes to end a decade of top tennis by defeating Simona Halep of Romania for her fifth Grand Slam title. The 27-year-old glamour girl is the biggest 26

June 6, 2014 3:01 PM 5 things to look for in French Open women’s final

SHARAPOVA VS. HALEP: Maria Sharapova certainly has the edge in experience against Simona Halep, having already won four Grand Slam titles and participated in four other finals. And who would have thought Sharapova might wind up with two trophies on the red clay of Roland Garros before getting a second at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open or Australian Open? This will be the 27-year-old 40

June 6, 2014 1:15 PM Maria Sharapova unfazed by youthful threat

PARIS: Maria Sharapova agrees that the French Open has shown that a new wave of women's tennis talent is on the rise, but at just 27 she says she has no intention of rolling over just yet. The Russian, a four-time Grand Slam winner and the biggest earner in women's sport, has beaten two 20-year-olds en route to her third straight Roland Garros final 25