Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Maria Sharapova

In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Angelique Kerber, of Germany, returns the ball to fellow German Mona Barthel during the Dubai Tennis Championships, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Angelique Kerber is back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, reclaiming that spot from Serena Williams. Kerber moves atop the rankings on Monday. That’s about six months after she originally ascended to No. 1 for the first time, overtaking ...
In this Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, Maria Sharapova speaks to members of the media prior to a World Team Tennis exhibition in Las Vegas, U.S. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, file)

MOSCOW (AP) — Maria Sharapova will return from her 15-month doping ban at a tournament in Germany in April. Car manufacturer Porsche, which sponsors both Sharapova and the event in Stuttgart, said Tuesday that Sharapova has been given a wild-card ...
In this Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, Maria Sharapova of Russia waves as she leaves Rod Laver Arena following her quarterfinal loss to Serena Williams of the United States at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia.

BY STEPHEN WILSON LONDON (AP) — Maria Sharapova will be eligible to return to competitive tennis in April after her two-year doping ban was reduced to 15 months on Tuesday by a sports court that found the Russian star bore ...
In this Monday March 7, 2016 file photo, tennis star Maria Sharapova speaks about her failed drug test at the Australia Open during a news conference in Los Angeles.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A ruling on Maria Sharapova’s appeal of her two-year doping ban has been postponed until September, ruling her definitively out of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Monday ...
In this Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, Maria Sharapova of Russia loses a point to Serena Williams of the United States during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Maria Sharapova appealed her two-year doping ban to the highest court in sports on Tuesday, and an expedited ruling will be issued next month ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Sharapova filed an appeal to ...
In this Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a forehand return to Serena Williams of the United States during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia.

PARIS (AP) — Maria Sharapova was suspended Wednesday for two years for failing a drug test, labeled “the sole author of her own misfortune” because she hid regular pre-match use of a newly banned substance from anti-doping authorities and members ...
This is a Monday, March 7, 2016 file photo showing tennis star Maria Sharapova speakings about her failed drug test at the Australia Open during a news conference in Los Angeles.

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of the Russian Tennis Federation backtracked on his comments Thursday, saying he didn’t mean to suggest that Maria Sharapova’s failed doping test could spell the end of her career. Russian news agency R-Sport had quoted ...
In this Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a forehand return to Serena Williams of the United States during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia.

GENEVA (AP) — A United Nations agency says it has stopped working with Maria Sharapova pending the tennis star’s doping case. Sharapova faces being banned by tennis authorities after testing positive for meldonium, a blood-flow enhancing medication. The New York-based ...
In this Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a backhand return to Serena Williams of the United States during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia.

BY ERIC WILLEMSEN VIENNA (AP) — Maria Sharapova’s racket supplier became the first main sponsor to publicly back the five-time Grand Slam champion after she admitted to failing a doping test. Austria-based company Head announced Thursday it was planning to ...
La tenista rusa Maria Sharapova durante una conferencia de prensa para anunciar su dopaje positivo en el Abierto de Australia, el lunes 7 de marzo de 2016. (

BY JAMES ELLINGWORTH MOSCOW (AP) — The drug at the center of Maria Sharapova’s doping case, regularly given to Soviet troops in the 1980s to boost their stamina while fighting in Afghanistan, is normally prescribed for medical use for periods ...
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