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Maria Sharapova @ Tennisrulz!! Latest news

2014-03-25: Maria Sharapova is looking to win her first ever Sony Ericsson Open title and she posted a solid straight set win against Petra Kvitova. She will now face American Serena Williams in the semifinals. "I love the energy here," Sharapova said.


2013-10-08: Maria Sharapova announced she would be unable to play in the year end championships, read more about it here.


2013-07-29: Maria continues to struggle with her hip injury, she announced she would be unable to compete in the Rogers Cup which starts one week from now. She continues to work hard towards being healthy in time for the US Open which is 4 weeks away!


2013-07-16: Maria announced that she would be unable to compete in the Bank of the West Classic because of her hip injury, find out more about it here. There is more positive news though as Maria has confirmed she will now be coached by Jimmy Connors. Should be very interesting.


2013-06-06: Maria had a formidable opponent to face in the semifinals and she did take care of business but next up, she faces what seems like a difficult/nearly impossible task. After taking out Victoria Azarenka in 3 sets today, she will now face American Serena Williams who continues to be extremely dominant, winning 6-0, 6-1 in her semifinal match today.


2013-06-03: Maria Sharapova was in action today in Roland Garros and altough she wasn't as convincing as she had been earlier in the tournament, she did advance. Maria defeated American Sloane Stephens 6-4, 6-3. Next up in the quarterfinals for Maria will be Jelena Jankovic.


2013-04-22: Maria announced she had a signed a new 3 year sponsorship deal with Porsche. "This says a lot about her longevity and her brand power," said her agent Max Eisenbud. "To have a company like Porsche that is so high-end and so meticulous to allow her to stand next to their car says a lot." Find out more about it here.


2013-04-21: Maria is in action next week as she will be playing the Stuttgart tournament. In her opening round, she will have a bye. You can see the full Stuttgart draw here.


2013-03-17: Maria is in action next week as she will be playing the Miami tournament. In her opening round, she will have a bye. You can see the full Miami draw here.


2013-03-17: Very well done today as Maria won her match in the BNP Paribas Open tournament final posting a 2 sets win against Denmark`s Caroline Wozniacki, a 6-2, 6-2 win.


2013-03-16: Good news today as Maria won her match in the BNP Paribas Open tournament semifinals posting a 2 sets win against Russia`s Maria Kirilenko, a 6-4, 6-3 win. In the final, Maria will face Caroline Wozniacki.


2013-03-14: Good news today as Maria won her match in the BNP Paribas Open tournament quarterfinals posting a 2 sets win against Italy`s Sara Errani, a 7-6, 6-2 win. In the semifinals, Maria will face Maria Kirilenko.


2013-03-12: Good news today as Maria won her match in the BNP Paribas Open tournament 4th round posting a 2 sets win against `s L. Arruabarrena, a 7-5, 6-0 win. In the quarterfinals, Maria will face Sara Errani.


2013-03-10: Good news today as Maria won her match in the BNP Paribas Open tournament 3rd round posting a 2 sets win against Spain`s Carla Suarez Navarro, a 7-5, 6-3 win. In the 4th round, Maria will face L. Arruabarrena.


2013-03-11: Very convincing effort today as Maria won her match in the BNP Paribas Open tournament 2nd round posting a 2 sets win against Italy`s Francesca Schiavone, a 6-2, 6-1 win. In the 3rd round, Maria will face Carla Suarez Navarro.


2013-03-04: Maria is in action next week as she will be playing the Indian Wells tournament. In her opening round, she will have a bye. You can see the full Indian Wells draw here.


2013-02-16: Sad news today as Maria lost her match in Qatar Total Open tournament losing in the final 2 sets against USA`s Serena Williams, a 6-3, 6-2 loss.


2013-02-15: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Qatar Total Open tournament semifinals posting a 2 sets win against Australia`s Samantha Stosur, a 6-2, 6-4 win. In the final, Maria will face Serena Williams.


2013-02-14: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Qatar Total Open tournament posting a 2 sets win against Czeck Republic`s Klara Zakopalova, a 6-3, 6-3 win.


2013-02-12: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Qatar Total Open tournament posting a 2 sets win against `s C. Garcia, a 6-3, 6-2 win.


2013-02-11: Maria is in action next week as he will be playing the Qatar Total Open7 tournament. In his opening round, he will have a bye. You can see the full Qatar Total Open7 draw here.


2013-01-24: Sad news today as Maria lost her match in Australian Open tournament losing in the semifinals 2 sets against China`s Na Li, a 6-2, 6-2 loss.


2013-01-22: Very convincing effort today as Maria won her match in the Australian Open tournament quarterfinals posting a 2 sets win against Russia`s Ekaterina Makarova, a 6-2, 6-2 win. In the semifinals, Maria will face Na Li.


2013-01-20: Very convincing effort today as Maria won her match in the Australian Open tournament 4th round posting a 2 sets win against Belgium`s Kirsten Flipkens, a 6-1, 6-0 win. In the quarterfinals, Maria will face Ekaterina Makarova.


2013-01-16: Very convincing effort today as Maria won her match in the Australian Open tournament 2nd round posting a 2 sets win against Japan`s Misaki Doi, a 6-0, 6-0 win. In the 3rd round, Maria will face Venus Williams.


2013-01-13: Very convincing effort today as Maria won her match in the Australian Open tournament 1st round posting a 2 sets win against Russia`s Olga Puchkova, a 6-0, 6-0 win. In the 2nd round, Maria will face Misaki Doi.


2013-01-13: The Australian Open will start in a few hours and Maria Sharapova will be the first player to step on center court, is she ready for a major challenge? She will face fellow Russian Olga Puchkova up first


2013-01-10: Maria seems to be doing very well off the courts, thanks in part to her new candy line, among other things! Find out more about it here.


2013-01-10: Maria is in action next week as she will be playing the Australian Open tournament. In her opening match she will face Olga Puchkova. You can see the full Australian Open draw here.


2012-01-03: Maria turned out to be unable to play because of a collarbone injury, read more about it here.


April 3rd 2011: Sad news today as Maria lost her match in Sony Ericsson Open tournament losing in the final 2 sets against Belarus's Victoria Azarenka, a 6-1, 6-4 loss.

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March 31st 2011: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Sony Ericsson Open tournament semifinals posting a 3 sets win against Germany's Andrea Petkovic, a 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 win. In the final, Maria will face Vera Zvonareva or Victoria Azarenka.

March 29th 2011: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Sony Ericsson Open tournament quarterfinals posting a 3 sets win against Romania's Alexandra Dulgheru, a 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 win. In the semifinals, Maria will face Andrea Petkovic.

March 28th 2011: Interesting column about Maria's new perspective here. Good news today as Maria won her match in the Sony Ericsson Open tournament 4th round posting a 2 sets win against Australia's Samantha Stosur, a 6-4, 6-1 win. In the quarterfinals, Maria will face Alexandra Dulgheru.

March 26th 2011: Very convincing effort today as Maria won her match in the Sony Ericsson Open tournament 3rd round posting a 2 sets win against Germany's Sabine Lisicki, a 6-2, 6-0 win. In the 4th round, Maria will face Samantha Stosur.

March 24th 2011: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Sony Ericsson Open tournament 2nd round posting a 2 sets win against Croatia's Petra Martic, a 6-3, 6-2 win. In the 3rd round, Maria will face Sabine Lisicki.

March 19th 2011: Sad news today as Maria lost her match in BNP Paribas Open tournament losing in the semifinals 2 sets against Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki, a 6-1, 6-2 loss.

March 15th 2011: Very convincing effort today as Maria won her match in the BNP Paribas Open tournament 3rd round posting a 2 sets win against France's Aravane Rezai, a 6-2, 6-2 win. In the 4th round, Maria will face S. Stosur or D. Safina.

February 11th 2011: Maria was planning on playing the Open GDF event in Paris this week but she remains sick and had to pull out unfortunately.

February 3rd 2011: What is Maria's biggest goal? It is to represent Russia in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, read about it here.

February 2nd 2011: Maria is in Moscow where she will be part of the Russian Fed Cup team, it should be very interesting to see how Maria can play!!

January 23rd 2011: Sad news today as Maria lost her match in Australian Open tournament losing in the 4th round 2 sets against Germany's Andrea Petkovic, a 6-2, 6-3 loss.

January 19th 2011: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Australian Open tournament 2nd round posting a 2 sets win against France's Virginie Razzano, a 7-6, 6-3 win. In the 3rd round, Maria will face Julia Goerges.

January 17th 2011: Very convincing effort today as Maria won her match in the Australian Open tournament 1st round posting a 2 sets win against Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn, a 6-1, 6-3 win. In the 2nd round, Maria will face Virginie Razzano.

January 16th 2011: Interesting article that you can read about what some consider to be a pivotal year for Maria, see it here.

January 15th 2011: Maria will face Tamarine Tanasugarn in her first round match in Melbournne, see the main draw here!

January 5th 2011: Sad news today as Maria lost her match in Auckland tournament losing in the quarterfinals 2 sets against Hungary's Greta Arn, a 6-2, 7-5 loss.

January 4th 2011: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Auckland tournament 2nd round posting a 2 sets win against Czeck Republic's Renata Voracova, a 6-3, 7-5 win. In the quarterfinals, Maria will face G. Arn or S. Arvidsson.

January 3rd 2011: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Auckland tournament posting a 2 sets win against Italy's Alberta Brianti, a 6-2, 6-3 win.

December 29th 2010: Maria is planning on playing the Medibank International in Sydney after requesting a wild card! more

December 29th 2010: Maria ended a 10 year relationship with tennis racquet sponsor Prince and is now rumored to switch to Head.

December 28th 2010: Maria has arrived in Auckland where she plans on starting off her 2011 season, read more about it here.

December 14th 2010: Read an interesting article about Maria's new attire here:)

December 13th 2010: Maria confirmed her intentions to play in the Fed Cup tie against France in 2011! Read more

December 7th 2010: Maria won the award for the top humanitarian work on the WTA tour, congrats:)

October 5th 2010: Maria suffered another surprising loss in Beijing, she was defeated by Elena Vesnina 7-6, 6-2 in her opening match...

September 27th 2010: Sad news today as Maria lost her match in Tokyo tournament losing in the 1st round 3 sets against Japan's Kimiko Date Krumm, a 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 loss.

September 6th 2010: Sad news today as Maria lost her match in US Open tournament losing in the 4th round 2 sets against Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki, a 6-3, 6-4 loss.

September 2nd 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the US Open tournament 2nd round posting a 2 sets win against Czeck Republic's Iveta Benesova, a 6-1, 6-2 win. In the 3rd round, Maria will face B. Capra.

August 31st 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the US Open tournament 1st round posting a 3 sets win against Slovakia's Jarmila Groth, a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 win. In the 2nd round, Maria will face Iveta Benesova.

August 15th 2010: Sad news today as Maria lost her match in Cincinnati, tournament losing in the final 3 sets against Belgium's Kim Clijsters, a 2-6, 7-6, 6-2 loss.

August 14th 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Cincinnati, tournament semifinals posting a 3 sets win against Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 win. In the final, Maria will face Kim Clijsters.

August 13th 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Cincinnati, tournament quarterfinals posting a 2 sets win against France's Marion Bartoli, a 6-1, 6-4 win. In the semifinals, Maria will face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

August 12th 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Cincinnati, tournament 3rd round posting a 2 sets win against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, a 6-2, 6-3 win. In the quarterfinals, Maria will face Marion Bartoli.

August 10th 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Cincinnati, tournament 1st round posting a 3 sets win against Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova, a 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 win. In the 2nd round, Maria will face Andrea Petkovic.

August 1st 2010: Sad news today as Maria lost her match in Stanford tournament losing in the final 2 sets against Belarus's Victoria Azarenka, a 6-4, 6-1 loss.

July 31st 2010: Another solid win for Maria, this time she defeated Agnieszka Radwanska 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the Bank of the West Classic singles final, she will now face Victoria Azarenka!

July 30th 2010: Solid win for Maria tonight in Stanford as she defeated fellow Russian Elena Dementieva in the Bank of the West Classic quarterfinals thanks to a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 win! Maria will now face Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska.

July 28th 2010: Maria is finally back in action, she is playing in Stanford, California! She won her opening match last night posting a 6-4, 7-5 win against China's Jie Zheng and will now face Olga Govortsova!

June 28th 2010: Sad news today as Maria lost her match in Wimbledon losing in the 4th round 2 sets against USA's Maria Sharapova, a 7-6, 6-4 loss.

June 26th 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Wimbledon 3rd round posting a 2 sets win against Czeck Republic's Barbara Zahlavova Strycova, a 7-5, 6-3 win. In the 4th round, Maria will face Maria Sharapova.

June 25th 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Wimbledon 2nd round posting a 2 sets win against Romania's Ioana Raluca Olaru, a 6-1, 6-4 win. In the 3rd round, Maria will face Barbara Zahlavova Strycova.

June 13th 2010: Sad news today as Maria lost her match in Birmingham losing in the final 2 sets against China's Na Li, a 7-5, 6-1 loss.

June 12th 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Birmingham semifinals posting a 3 sets win against USA's Alison Riske, a 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 win. In the final, Maria will face Na Li.

June 10th 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Birmingham 3rd round posting a 2 sets win against Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva, a 6-3, 6-1 win. In the quarterfinals, Maria will face Sesil Karatantcheva.

June 10th 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Birmingham 2nd round posting a 2 sets win against USA's Bethanie Mattek, a 6-0, 6-3 win. In the 3rd round, Maria will face Alla Kudryavtseva.

May 28th 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Roland Garros 2nd round posting a 2 sets win against Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens, a 6-3, 6-3 win. In the 3rd round, Maria will face Justine Henin.

May 25th 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Roland Garros 1st round posting a 2 sets win against Russia's Ksenia Pervak, a 6-3, 6-2 win. In the 2nd round, Maria will face Kirsten Flipkens.

May 22nd 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Strasbourg final posting a 2 sets win against Germany's Kristina Barrois, a 7-5, 6-1 win. She now heads to Roland Garros which starts tomorrow:)

May 21st 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Strasbourg semifinals posting a 3 sets win against Spain's Annabel Medina-Garrigues, a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 win. In the final, Maria will face Kristina Barrois.

May 21st 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Strasbourg quarterfinals posting a 2 sets win against Germany's Julia Goerges, a 7-6, 6-1 win. In the semifinals, Maria will face Anabel Medina Garrigues.

May 17th 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Strasbourg 1st round posting a 3 sets win against Russia's Regina Kulikova, a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win. In the 2nd round, Maria will face Q or T. Malek.

May 10th 2010: Well, a tough loss for Maria in her return to action as she lost her 1st round in Madrid against Lucie Safarova yesterday:(

April 19th 2010: Maria announced she would be unable to play next week in Charleston as she continues to recover from her elbow injury - more.

March 14th 2010: Sad news today as Maria lost her match in BNP Paribas Open losing in the 3rd round 3 sets against China's Jie Zheng, a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 loss.

March 13th 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the BNP Paribas Open 2nd round posting a 3 sets win against Russia's Vera Dushevina, a 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 win. In the 3rd round, Maria will face Jie Zheng.

February 21st 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Memphis final posting a 2 sets win against Sweden's Sofia Arvidsson, a 6-2, 6-1 win. "I felt like I played consistent tennis throughout the week and did the right things against all my opponents," said Sharapova, who spent almost a year out of the game with a shoulder injury in 2008-09. "I guess that's a good week.

February 20th 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Memphis semifinals posting a 2 sets win against Czeck Republic's Petra Kvitova, a 6-4, 6-3 win. In the final, Maria will face Sofia Arvidsson.

February 19th 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Memphis quarterfinals posting a 2 sets win against Britain's Elena Baltacha, a 6-2, 7-5 win. In the semifinals, Maria will face Petra Kvitova.

February 16th 2010: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Memphis 1st round posting a 2 sets win against USA's Shenay Perry, a 6-0, 6-2 win. In the 2nd round, Maria will face Bethanie Mattek.

January 18th 2010: Quite a match today in Melbourne as Maria fought very hard in her opening match of the 2010 Australian Open but ended up losing 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 against fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko.

January 9th 2010: Maria and team Russia won the Hong Kong event! After a win by Yevgeni Kafelnikov, Maria was able to win it with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Caroline Wozniacki. They then lost the mixed doubles...!

January 6th 2010: Maria is playing an exhibition event in Hong Kong representing team Russia! In her opening match, Vera Zvonareva faced Asian's team Ayumi Morita and easily won 6-2, 6-2. Then, teammate Maria also won, a 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 win against Jie Zheng. Russia lost the final match as Yevgeni Kafelnikov lost to Paradorn Srichaphan! Then, Maria and Yevgeni won the mixed doubles match 6-4, 7-5! So Russia advanced..!

January 2nd 2010: Maria pulled off a nice 6-3, 6-4 win today in Thailand against American Venus Williams in an exhibition match! She will now head to Hong Kong for another exhibition event in a few days....

December 7th 2009: Maria played a series of 2 exhibitions against Argentina's Gisela Dulko in South America. She won 6-1, 6-3 in Chile and 6-3, 3-6, 10-7 in the 2nd match in Brazil!

December 6th 2009: Interesting article about how Maria is thinking about a fashion career after tennis? Read about it here.

November 26th 2009: Let's hope Maria makes the news for her tennis soon! But in the meantime, she's making it as the top sports earner from Russia, read about it here.

October 7th 2009: Sad news today as Maria lost her match in Beijing losing in the 3rd round 2 sets against China's Shuai Peng, a 6-2, 6-4 loss... “My energy level was not where it should have been … there’ve been occasions where I’ve been able to fight back, today was just not one of those days unfortunately,” Sharapova told reporters. “She played really solid and really aggressive and did all the right things to win the match.”

October 6th 2009: Another big win today as Maria won her match in the Beijing 2nd round posting a 3 sets win against Belarus's Victoria Azarenka, a 6-3, 6-7, 7-5 win. In the 3rd round, Maria will face Shuai Peng.

October 3rd 2009: Maria continues on her way back towards the top of women's tennis, as she won the final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo when opponent Jelena Jankovic dropped out with an injury while Maria led 5-2.. “These things happen but I’ll certainly take it,” Sharapova told reporters after the abbreviated final, her second of the year after a runner-up finish in Toronto in August.“It’s great to have that adrenaline again,” added the three-times grand slam winner, set to break into the world’s top 20 after coming into the $2 million Tokyo event ranked 25th.

October 2nd 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Tokyo semifinals posting a 3 sets win against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 win. In the final, Maria will face Jelena Jankovic.

October 1st 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Tokyo quarterfinals posting a 2 sets win against Czeck Republic's Iveta Benesova, a 6-4, 7-5 win. In the semifinals, Maria will face Agnieszka Radwanska.

September 30th 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Tokyo 3rd round posting a 3 sets win against Russia's Alisa Kleybanova, a 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 win. In the quarterfinals, Maria will face Iveta Benesova.

September 29th 2009: A much more convincing performance today by Maria as sheMaria won her match in the Tokyo 2nd round posting a 2 sets win against Australia's Samantha Stosur, a 6-0, 6-1 win. In the 3rd round, Maria will face Alisa Kleybanova.

September 28th 2009: She is finally back in action as Maria won her match in the Tokyo 1st round posting a 3 sets win against Italy's Francesca Schiavone, a 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 win. In the 2nd round, Maria will face Samantha Stosur... let's hope she can get her A-game soon!

September 9th 2009: You can read an interesting article about Maria's changing requests with sponsors, read about it here.

September 5th 2009: Sad news today as Maria lost her match in US Open losing in the 3rd round 3 sets against USA's Melanie Oudin, a 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 loss.

September 3rd 2009: Maria continued her run tonight and looked fairly impressive posting a 6-2, 6-1 win against C. McHale to reach the 3rd round of the US Open where she will face another young American, 17 year-old Melanie Oudin!

September 1st 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the US Open 1st round posting a 2 sets win against Bulgaria's Tsveta Pironkova, a 6-3, 6-0 win. In the 2nd round, Maria will face C. Mc Hale.

August 23rd 2009: Sad news today as Maria lost her match in Toronto losing in the final 2 sets against Russia's Elena Dementieva, a 6-4, 6-3 loss.

August 22nd 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Toronto semifinals posting a 3 sets win against Russia's Alisa Kleybanova, a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win. In the final, Maria will face Elena Dementieva.

August 21st 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Toronto quarterfinals posting a 2 sets win against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, a 6-2, 7-6 win. In the semifinals, Maria will face Alisa Kleybanova.

August 20th 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Toronto 3rd round posting a 2 sets win against Russia's Vera Zvonareva, a 6-2, 7-6 win. In the quarterfinals, Maria will face Agnieszka Radwanska.

August 19th 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Toronto 2nd round posting a 2 sets win against Austria's Sybille Bammer, a 6-3, 7-6 win. In the 3rd round, Maria will face Vera Zvonareva.

August 18th 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Toronto 1st round posting a 2 sets win against Russia's Nadia Petrova, a 6-3, 6-4 win. In the 2nd round, Maria will face Sybille Bammer.

August 8th 2009: Unfortunately, Maria's run is now over over in Los Angeles as she was defeated 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 by Italy's Flavia Pennetta:((

August 7th 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Los Angeles, quarterfinals posting a 2 sets win against Poland's Urszula Radwanska, a 6-4, 7-5 win. In the semifinals, Maria will face Flavia Pennetta.

August 6th 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Los Angeles, 3rd round posting a 3 sets win against Ukraine's Alona Bondarenko, a 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 win. In the quarterfinals, Maria will face U.Radwanska or N. Li.

August 5th 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Los Angeles, 2nd round posting a 3 sets win against Belarus's Victoria Azarenka, a 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 win. In the 3rd round, Maria will face Alona Bondarenko.

August 4th 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Los Angeles, 1st round posting a 2 sets win against Slovakia's Jarmila Groth, a 6-0, 6-4 win. In the 2nd round, Maria will face Victoria Azarenka.

August 3rd 2009: Maria is still bringing in big dollars, she ranked the top celebrity earnings in terms of earnings with estimated earnings of $22 millions in 2009!!!:) Not bad!

August 1st 2009: Sad news today as Maria lost her match in Stanford losing in the quarterfinals 2 sets against USA's Venus Williams, a 6-2, 6-2 loss.

July 29th 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Stanford 2nd round posting a 2 sets win against Russia's Nadia Petrova, a 6-1, 6-2 win. In the quarterfinals, Maria will face A. Kudryavtseva or V.Williams.

July 28th 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Stanford 1st round posting a 3 sets win against Japan's Ai Sugiyama, a 6-4, 6-7, 6-1 win. In the 2nd round, Maria will face Nadia Petrova.

July 23rd 2009: Maria was in action yesterday in world team tennis. She had this to say before playing. “I am a hundred percent,” Sharapova said Wednesday night before making an appearance for the Newport Beach Breakers in their World Team Tennis match against Kansas City. “I mean, if I wasn’t at that point, I certainly wouldn’t be playing. That’s why I took my time and gave myself a chance to really go out there and to feel like I didn’t have any excuses.” Maria ended up winning in singles (5-4 against Meghann Shaughnessy), in doubles and mixed doubles helping her team win 24-15..!!!

June 24th 2009: Sad news today as Maria lost her match in Wimbledon losing in the 2nd round 3 sets against Argentina's Gisela Dulko, a 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 loss... “Losses are tough—more here than at any other tournament,” said Sharapova, who double-faulted seven times in the final set. “I would have liked to have a longer season before coming here.”

June 23rd 2009: You can read an interesting article about Maria from Wimbledon here:) Also, you can see Maria's 1st round interview video and transcript here.

June 22nd 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Wimbledon 1st round posting a 2 sets win against Russia's Viktoriya Kutuzova, a 7-5, 6-4 win. In the 2nd round, Maria will face Gisela Dulko.

June 20th 2009: You can read about Maria's desire to win Wimbledon again here:) You can also read Maria's press conference transcript here.

June 19th 2009: Maria will be in action and the Wimbledon draw is now out, you can see it here:)

June 17th 2009: Good news as Wimbledon announced that Maria would be seeded #24 in next week's Wimbledon:) Read about it here.

June 14th 2009: Maria decided to change her serve, read about it here!

June 13th 2009: Maria's run in Birmingham is now over after she lost today 6-4, 6-4 against Na Li in the tournament semifinals, still a good performance considering all the time off:)

June 12th 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Birmingham quarterfinals posting a 3 sets win against Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer, a 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 win. In the semifinals, Maria will face Na Li.

June 11th 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Birmingham 3rd round posting a 2 sets win against Italy's Francesca Schiavone, a 6-1, 6-3 win. In the quarterfinals, Maria will face Yanina Wickmayer.

June 11th 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Birmingham 2nd round posting a 2 sets win against USA's Alexa Glatch, a 6-3, 6-4 win. In the 3rd round, Maria will face Francesca Schiavone.

June 8th 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Birmingham 1st round posting a 2 sets win against Canada's Stephanie Dubois, a 6-4, 6-2 win. In the 2nd round, Maria will face Alexa Glatch.

June 2nd 2009: Sad news today as Maria lost her match in Roland Garros losing in the quarterfinals 2 sets against Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova, a 6-0, 6-2 loss.

May 31st 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Roland Garros 4th round posting a 3 sets win against China's Na Li, a 6-4, 0-6, 6-4 win. In the quarterfinals, Maria will face Dominika Cibulkova.

May 29th 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Roland Garros 3rd round posting a 3 sets win against Russia's Yaroslava Shvedova, a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 win. In the 4th round, Maria will face Na Li.

May 27th 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Roland Garros 2nd round posting a 3 sets win against Russia's Nadia Petrova, a 6-2, 1-6, 8-6 win. In the 3rd round, Maria will face Yaroslava Shvedova.

May 25th 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Roland Garros 1st round posting a 3 sets win against Belarus's Anastasia Yakimova, a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 win. In the 2nd round, Maria will face Nadia Petrova.

May 24th 2009: Maria will be in action playing in Paris tomorrow, she will play the 2nd match on court #1 against Anastasia Yakimova.. gooo Maria!

May 21st 2009: Sad news today as Maria lost her match in Warsaw losing in the quarterfinals 2 sets against Ukraine's Alona Bondarenko, a 6-2, 6-2 loss. “I give her all the credit for doing all the right things and stepping up and playing her game and playing it really well,” Sharapova said. “She didn’t make many unforced errors, she hit many balls back and when my balls were going a little bit shorter I tried to go for it a little bit more and wasn’t as patient as I should have been. But those are the mistakes you’re going to make coming back and you have to learn from those mistakes.”

May 20th 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Warsaw 2nd round posting a 2 sets win against Belarus's Darya Kustova, a 6-2, 6-0 win. In the quarterfinals, Maria will face A.Bondarenko.

May 19th 2009: Good news today as Maria won her match in the Warsaw 1st round posting a 3 sets win against Italy's Tatiana Garbin, a 6-1, 6-7, 6-3 win. In the 2nd round, Maria will face a qualifier or a lucky loser as Caroline Wozniacki withdrew...“When you haven’t been there, haven’t done that in a while, it throws you off a little bit,” said Sharapova, whose last competitive singles match was July 30, “and then there you are after nine months, and you have an opportunity to win your first match back, and you start thinking of everything that’s gone on, and you kind of lose the present time.”

May 16th 2009: Maria is officially in the Warsaw draw, set to face a qualifier in her 1st round, see the draw here:) You can read an article about Maria's state here:)

May 13th 2009: Maria has given further indiciation about her next few weeks as she intends to play in Warsaw, Roland Garros, Birmingham and then Wimbledon:)

May 11th 2009: With Maria now out of the top 100, it is great great news to hear that she will be back in action next week playing in Warsaw, Poland. “I know it is going to take me a while to get back into the groove of playing tournaments and matches, but I am so excited to be competing again,” Sharapova said.

May 4th 2009: More bad news as Maria has actually dropped out of events in Rome and Madrid although she is still hoping to play the French Open later this month..goo Maria:)

April 22nd 2009: Even the Russian media seems a little confused about Maria's injury with some reporting she will play events leading up to the French Open and others talking about her career being over...!

April 19th 2009: Happy birthday to Maria as she turns 22 today:)) Best wishes!

April 18th 2009: Maria lost her Pepsi sponsorship.. you can read about it and see a video here.

April 14th 2009: Maria unfortunately slipped in this week's rankings because of her inactivity, she is now ranked #53 in the world, far from her career high #1 ranking...

April 11th 2009: Maria's camp has been denying the rumors about the seriousness of Maria's injury..! “Wishful thinking by many of the players,” Sharapova’s agent Max Eisenbud replied in an e-mail. “Maria will be back on tour very soon!”

April 6th 2009: Apparently, there are rumors (although they are just that for now) that Maria's career could be threatened because of the seriousness of her shoulder injury...Let's hope it's not as bad as feared.

April 1st 2009: Maria's good friend Camille is apparently now dating ATP player Fernando Verdasco..!! As well, looks like it's confirmed that Maria will not be playing next week after all...

March 30th 2009: While Maria is not playing, she is still busy doing work for her sponsors, see an article about it here:)

March 22nd 2009: Maria is out of Miami and things are not looking so great, she is now apparently targeting a return in Rome at the start of May..

March 18th 2009: Maria has apparently dropped out of the Sony Ericsson Championships that start next week in Miami:( Not quite ready it seems.

March 12th 2009: Maria will be in action today as she and Elena Vesnina will face Elena Makarova and Tatiana Poutchek!! Good luck Masha:)

March 8th 2009: Maria has confirmed the rumors about her playing doubles next week. "I am excited to be playing competitive tennis again. The healing process takes time, and requires things to move more slowly than I would like, but I am taking things one step at a time. I look forward to playing at the BNP Paribas Open, it is definitely one of my favorite tournaments in the world."

March 7th 2009: Maria will be in action next week in Indian Wells but has decided to play in doubles only to start her return more slowly..She will be playing with Elena Vesnina up first!

February 9th 2009: Maria will be targetting a return in March, either in Indian Wells or Miami, read about it here.

February 8th 2009: Maria will be featured in ads on a Nike subsidiary, read about it here:)

February 6th 2009: This is dated about a month, but it was interesting, a report by a Canadian newspapers about the best looks in tennis, and guess what? Maria ended up #4:) See it here!

February 2nd 2009: More bad news for Maria as she has apparently dropped out of both the events in Paris and Dubai..:(

February 2nd 2009: Well, Maria has dropped a few spots in the rankings and is now #16 in the world, let's hope she returns to action very soon!!

January 28th 2009: Interesting contest from Sony Ericsson as buyers of the phone can win a chance to meet Maria, read about it here!

January 23rd 2009: Apparently, Maria has confirmed she would be playing in Paris the week of February 9th, to start her 2009 season:)

January 11th 2009: Wow, very tough news today for Maria as she announced she would not be playing in the 2009 Australian Open after all! “My shoulder is doing great,” she said in a statement. “But I just started training a few weeks ago and I am just not near the level I need to be to compete at the highest levels.”

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