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.
Russian president Vladimir Putin has congratulated Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova on her win at French Open.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova called her Olympic torch bearing in an opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games in the southern Russian city of Sochi as the best run in her life, the tennis player wrote down on her Twitter official page on Saturday.
Top seed Maria Sharapova made short work of world No. 31 Daniela Hantuchova in the second round of the WTA tournament in Paris on Wednesday.
Russian third seed Maria Sharapova powered into the Australian Open fourth round on Saturday with a hard-fought, straight-sets win over France's Alize Cornet.
Russian star Maria Sharapova overcame sweltering conditions and a stubborn Karin Knapp of Italy to reach the Australian Open third round on Thursday with a 6-3 4-6 10-8 victory. Sidelined from the latter part of last season with an injury to her right shoulder, the third seeded Sharapova had trouble with her serve and made 12 double faults as Knapp broke six times in temperatures in excess of 41 Celsius (106 Fahrenheit).
Russian athlete Maria Sharapova, 26, ended up on top of Forbes magazine’s list of business-savvy sports figures released Monday. Forbes pointed out to tennis star’s status as the biggest-earning female athlete in the world with $29 million of income from mid-2012 to mid-2013.
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova made it through to the semi-finals of the Brisbane International semi-finals on Thursday with a hard-fought comeback win over Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi.
Maria Sharapova will be relying on support from new coach Sven Groeneveld and boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov as she makes a return from a shoulder injury, playing as third seed at the ATP-WTA Brisbane Open that began on Sunday.
Russia’s well-known player Maria Sharapova has dropped to 4th place in the WTA rankings passing her highly-ranked third position to the 2011 French Open winner Li Na of China.