Sharapova Stuns Halep in US Open First Round Clash

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Brandon Wall. Maria Sharapova has made a memorable return to the US Open after upsetting number 2 seed, Simona Halep, in a three-set thriller. The Russian improved her record to 7-0 against the Romanian with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in her first Grand Slam match in 19 months. From the second the […] READ MORE


What Example is Nike Setting?

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Nike, as a large well known sportswear brand doesn’t appear to be mindful of the example it is setting in the world. With sport once again in the spotlight over drug use to enhance performance and the governing bodies doing their utmost to clamp down on the cheats and make sport clean, it is a […] READ MORE


Maria Sharapova and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Then Kind of Okay Day

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Wednesday began with terrible, horrible, no good news for Maria Sharapova. The world’s highest-paid female athlete from 2004-15 was banned from tennis for two years, retroactive to January 26th, 2016, because of her failed drug test at the Australian Open in January. Sharapova immediately announced via Facebook that she would be appealing the suspension, citing […] READ MORE


Game, Set and Mismatch: Wimbledon winners pocket more on court than tennis anti-doping agencies spend off it

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The entire annual anti-doping budget for all of tennis is less than the prize money for Wimbledon champions. In 2015, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) spent approximately $4 million on anti-doping while Wimbledon champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams bagged $5,320,400 combined. After severe match-fixing allegations which have been haunting tennis since the Australian Open […] READ MORE




Can Maria Sharapova Finally Beat Serena Williams?

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A popular tennis meme (or possibly infographic) that circulated around Twitter on Monday showed the world a young Roger Federer and an even younger Rafa Nadal cheesing for a picture. Above the smiling champions was a disheartened Maria Sharapova. The meme served reminder that the last time Sharapova had beaten Serena Williams, Federer was only on […] READ MORE


Bencic vs Sharapova: Day 7's Featured Match

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Belinda Bencic and Maria Sharapova will face off in the fourth round of the Australian Open in Melbourne. It generates intrigue due to the contrast in styles as well as the difference in generations we see in Bencic vs Sharapova. Powerful, relentless, competitive; these are just some of the phrases you could use to describe […] READ MORE



Radwanska Conquers Singapore for 17th Title

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After losing her opening two matches in Singapore, the semifinals–let alone the title–seemed like a distant memory for the crafty 26-year-old from Poland. However, in the midst of all the madness, Radwanska conquers Singapore, making the the near impossibility a reality within a matter of days. It is her 17th career title and the biggest […] READ MORE