Russia's Maria Sharapova became the highest-paid female athlete in the last 12 months, according to Forbes' annual tally. Sharapova ranked number 34 having earned at least 24.4 million dollars as of June, with the lion's share - 22 million dollars - from endorsements.
Rafael Nadal clinched his ninth French Open and 14th career Grand Slam title on Sunday with a brutal 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 victory over a battling Novak Djokovic.
Russian president Vladimir Putin has congratulated Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova on her win at French Open.
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic renew their rivalry in men's tennis. They are meeting in the final of the French Open on June 8. After Roger Federer left sports, they have become the two world’s best players.
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. It was the 27-year-old Russian's fifth Grand Slam title, bringing her level with Martina Hingis in the all-time list and it came 10 years after she won her first major at Wimbledon 2004.
Maria Sharapova of Russia and Simona Halep of Romania have advanced to the final of this year's French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris.
Maria Sharapova battled into her fourth successive French Open semi-final and fifth of her career with a 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 win over rising Spaniard Garbine Muguruza on Tuesday, AFP reports. The seventh-seeded Russian, who was the 2012 champion and runner-up to Serena Williams last year, goes on to face Canada's Eugenie Bouchard for a place in Saturday's final.
Russian tennis-player Svetlana Kuznetsova won a victory in a third round match of the 2014 French Open when she defeated Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic with a score 6:7 (3:7), 6:1, 9:7. The next rival of the 27th -seeded Russian will be another Czech girl Lucie Safarova (23) who defeated Ana Ivanovic of Serbia (11) with a score 6:3, 6:3. Kuznetsova also won at Roland Garros in 2009.
David Ferrer of Spain has overcome the barrier of the third round at the French Open tennis championship taking place in Paris.
Maria Sharapova won her opening match at the French Open on Monday. After waiting out the rain, Sharapova needed only 61 minutes to post a 6-1, 6-2 win over fellow Russian Ksenia Pervak on Court Chatrier. Sharapova, the seventh seed, completed a career Grand Slam at Roland Garros in 2012. She reached the final at this clay-court tournament last year, but lost to Serena Williams.
Maria Sharapova fought back to defeat Simona Halep 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday to win her second clay title of the season at the Madrid Open, AFP reports.
Russia's Maria Sharapova on Friday qualified for the semifinals of the Madrid Open WTA Masters tournament after beating China's second seed Li Na (2:6, 7:6(7:5), 6:3) in a quarterfinal match that lasted more than two hours. For Sharapova, seeded eighth, it was her tenth triumph over Li out of the 15 matches played by the two, five of which had been won by the Chinese.
Former British women's number one Elena Baltacha has died at the age of 30 from liver cancer, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)announced on Sunday.
Maria Sharapova, 27, seeded sixth, won her third consecutive Porsche Tennis Grand Prix title in Stuttgart by beating Ana Ivanovic. The four-time Grand Slam champion lost the opening set 6-3 but fought back to defeat ninth seed Ivanovic 3-6 6-4 6-1.
Spanish tennis-player David Ferrer has reached the semi-final of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo. He defeated his fellow countryman, world number one tennis-player Rafael Nadal in two sets. The match lasted for 2 hours 13 minutes and ended with a score 7:6 (7:1), 6:4.
Top world tennis players Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams are set to face off in the semifinals of the Sony Open on Thursday, their 18th in total career meeting. The high-profile match has got more competitive over the last two years, with Williams winning 14 straight matches since 2004. Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova still looks well determined to grab the first prize on Thursday.
After needing nine match points to beat tough Czech Lucie Safarova at the Miami Open on Sunday, Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova hailed the match as crucial to her recovery from a shoulder injury. World No. 7 Sharapova’s 6-4, 6-7(7), 6-2 win over Safarova, a player ranked 20 places below her, sets up a fourth-round meeting with Belgian Kirsten Flipkens, who progressed by walkover when her German opponent Sabine Lisicki withdrew with flu.
In 1874 a young socialite, Mary Ewing Outerbridge, returned from Bermuda Island where she became fascinated by the game of tennis after watching British army officers play. She laid out a court at the Staten Island Cricket Club and on March 22 the first ever tennis game was played. Vesna Dolons, a professional tennis player performing for Serbia, and Anna Dmitrieva, the First Soviet tennis player to participate in the Wimbledon Championship, elaborated on what it feels like to be a professional tennis player these days an interview to the Voice of Russia.
Rafael Nadal has admitted that the back injury which struck six weeks ago as he lost the Australian Open final is still not quite right.