The top-ranked woman breezed to her third Rogers Cup title Sunday with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea. This was her eighth WTA title of the year and the 54th of her career.
It’s the second significant upset of the tournament, which is only in Day 3.
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was tops among the 27 baseball players on the list and No. 18 overall with $30.3 million, although he is currently facing the possibility of a 100-game suspension.
Serena Williams captured her fourth US Open championship on Sunday.
Normally so good, so gritty, in the crucible of the third set, Maria Sharapova finally met her match against Victoria Azarenka.
Mentally, I don’t think that there is any player in the women’s game that is tougher than Maria Sharapova. The 25-year-old showed yet again what she is made of, rallying back from a set down to beat a much-improved Marion Bartoli.
The four-time Grand Slam champion lost to 18-year-old Laura Robson of Britain in the second round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, and will head into retirement after she finishes playing in doubles at Flushing Meadows.
Maria Sharapova’s stomach ache turned out to be nothing more than that. That lopsided loss she suffered at the Olympics — well, that may have only been a false alarm, as well.
In an Olympic year, the US Open — considered the toughest test in tennis even under normal circumstances — is essentially the season’s fifth major. That makes for quite a grueling season for the players.
Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka will be seeded No. 1 at the U.S. Open, with 2006 champion Maria Sharapova at No. 3 and three-time winner Serena Williams at No. 4.
Sharapova has a huge sweet tooth. She is most excited about completely owning Sugarpova and being involved in all business aspects of the creatively-packaged product, which includes “Splashy” gummy candy and “Spooky Sour” gummies.
Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the Rogers Cup on Friday because of a knee injury, but she hopes to be ready for the U.S. Open.
These guys hate to pay taxes, so bet your boots they’ll be first in line to sign up for the government plan.
Ah, the sounds of summer. What would late August in NYC be without the shrieks from Flushing’s USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center?
Let’s give some love to LeBron James, Union Rags, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, the Seawolves and to a Chinese woman named Shanshan Feng.