Maria Sharapova

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Unseeded Venus Williams A Winner At US Open; Sister Serena Up Next

Venus Williams takes big tournaments like the U.S. Open one match at a time. Not a bad plan for a player who’s played only one match since Wimbledon.

WFAN–08/30/2011

Maria Sharapova of Russia returns the ball against Heather Watson of Great Britian during Day One of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Sharapova Rallies For Victory At US Open

The three-time major champion picked up her game in time to avoid an upset against 102nd-ranked Heather Watson, rallying for a 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory Monday in the opening round.

08/29/2011

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Maria Sharapova In Familiar Role: A Favorite At Flushing’s US Open

Kim Clijsters’ withdrawal was the latest bit of news that — on paper, at least — appeared to open things up for Maria Sharapova, a three-time major winner who, of late, has been playing her best tennis since shoulder surgery derailed her in late 2008.

WFAN–08/29/2011

U.S. Open - Day 8

Hartnett: Predicting The 2011 US Open Women’s Bracket

Sean Hartnett previews the women’s side of the 2011 U.S. Open. Check out his opinion on tournament contenders and 2011 champion prediction.

WFAN–08/25/2011

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Liguori: US Open Seeding Controversy For The Williams Sisters

Serena Williams at No. 28 doesn’t make sense. She’ll face top players early in the women’s draw and prevent better players from getting to the later rounds — where they should be competing. That is what the seeding system is all about!

WFAN–08/25/2011

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Three-Time Champion Serena Williams Seeded 28th At US Open

Serena Williams was seeded 28th for the U.S. Open, which stuck with its policy of following the rankings instead of taking into account players’ past performances.

WFAN–08/23/2011

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Wozniacki Beats Sharapova In 4th Round At Open

Three-time major champion Maria Sharapova lost to top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-4 Monday in the fourth round of the U.S. Open.

WFAN–09/06/2010

U.S. Open - Day 6

Sharapova Routs American Beatrice Capra At Open

American upstart Beatrice Capra got blown away Saturday – by the excellence of Maria Sharapova and the bad, blustery conditions caused by the remnants of Hurricane Earl.

WFAN–09/04/2010

U.S. Open - Day 5

US Open Play Gets Going With Eyes On Hurricane

Eyes were on Kim Clijsters, Andy Murray and a hurricane named Earl as play began Friday under gray skies at the US Open.

WFAN–09/03/2010

Beatrice Capra of the United States signs autographs for fans after upsetting Aravane Rezai of France at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. Capra beat Rezai 7-5, 2-6, 6-3. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Sharapova On Deck For US Open Underdog Capra

Maria Sharapova’s next match at the US Open will come against 18-year-old Beatrice Capra, the 371st-ranked American who, with a win in that third-round match, would be one step closer to becoming the 2010 version of Melanie Oudin.

WFAN–09/03/2010

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Wozniacki Faces Tough Draw At US Open

Past U.S. Open champions Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova have been placed in the same quarter of the tournament draw as No. 1-seeded Caroline Wozniacki.

WFAN–08/26/2010

Hottest Female Athletes

For anyone who thinks beauty and athletics don’t mix, think again. Here are some of the hottest female athletes of recent years from all ends of the world who prove that brawn and beauty can co-exist.

07/29/2010

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