Sharapova favorite to reign at Wimbledon
LONDON - With the red clay of Roland Garros tamed, Maria Sharapova heads to the less alien setting of Wimbledon's grass a clear favorite having completed the career grand slam and regained her place at the pinnacle of the rankings.
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Sharapova cruises into 2nd round at Wimbledon
French Open champion Maria Sharapova picked up right where she left off at Roland Garros, cruising into the second round at Wimbledon on Monday by beating Anastasia Rodionova of Australia 6-2, 6-3.
Trends, stories to watch at Wimbledon
It's a quick turnaround from the French Open to Wimbledon. Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova rolled through the draws on the red clay of Roland Garros, but the Wimbledon grass is a different game. Some of the top players head to the All England Lawn Tennis Club without any matches on grass this season, while others chose to hit some tuneups. So what's the scoop on the third major of the year? The SI.com tennis team breaks it down.
Sharapova Favorite to Reign at Wimbledon
With the red clay of Roland Garros tamed, Maria Sharapova heads to the less alien setting of Wimbledon's grass a clear favorite having completed the career grand slam and regained her place at the pinnacle of the rankings.
Maria Sharapova reaches 1st French final
PARIS — Maria Sharapova reached her first French Open final and reclaimed the No. 1 ranking by beating fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-3 Thursday, moving one victory from completing a career Grand Slam. The second-seeded Sharapova lost her two previous Roland Garros semifinals. She’ll face 21st-seeded Sara Errani of Italy on Saturday with a chance to add to major championships she won at Wimbledon in 2004, the U.S. Open in 2006, and the Australian Open in 2008. Sharapova would be the 10th woman with a title from each major. Sharapova lost to Kvitova in last year’s Wimbledon final, and to …
Lisicki serves with smile in upset
LONDON — Sabine Lisicki, with all of one-10th of Maria Sharapova’s career earnings and roughly 99 percent less of her fame and Q factor, smiled amid the perpetual drizzle Monday afternoon at Wimbledon and ultimately laughed to a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Sharapova in the Round of 16 at Wimbledon.