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Saturday, June 02, 2007

Sharapova sends qualifier packing after scare |

"For a little over an hour on Saturday Alla Kudryavtseva shared the Centre Court limelight at Roland Garros with a rather more celebrated Russian in Maria Sharapova.

She even gave the 20-year-old world number two a few problems before succumbing 6-1 6-4 in the third round. The moment they walked off the court, however, the players returned to their very different tennis universes.

Sharapova, providing her sore shoulder holds up, will focus on trying to win her third grand slam title, while 19-year-old Kudryavtseva returns to the hard graft of the second-tier ITF circuit in a bid to establish herself in the top 100."

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Thursday, April 05, 2007 : Serena won't conform -- will it cost a spot in history?

"When I see Serena Williams play as dominating a match as she did against Maria Sharapova [in Key Biscayne], I'm almost more frustrated with Williams. Not with how she's playing now (stellar) but at the years she wasted in Hollywood. She could have gone down as the best ever, don't you think?
-- Ken Schneck, Bronxville, N.Y.
I see your point, though you leave yourself open to the inevitable rebuttal of, 'She had a death in the family. This swoon was not all about velvet ropes and eating coconut shrimp at premieres.' Personally, I've reached a point with Serena in particular where I accept the contradictions and the wavering commitment as part of the gestalt and move on. A prominent male player recently dismissed Serena to me as 'a talent abuser.' This echoes Chris Evert's sentiments from last year, too."

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

AHN | World No. 2 Sharapova Out For Six Weeks With Nagging Injuries | April 4, 2007

"World No. 2 Maria Sharapova has pulled out of next week's Family Circle Cup in Charleston and will also skip making her Federation Cup debut next month because of recent injuries.
Sharapova lost her top ranking to Justine Henin two weeks ago and continues to be bothered by a nagging right shoulder injury and injured left hamstring.
Expected to play for Russia against Spain in the upcoming Fed Cup on April 21-22, Sharapova will likely miss up to six weeks of competitive tennis. Sharapova lost to Serena Williams in the fourth round of last week's Sony Ericsson Open in Miami after losing to Williams in the final of the year's first Grand Slam, the Australian Open. Both times, the more powerful Williams disposed of the higher ranked player easily."

Monday, April 02, 2007

Xinhua: Sharapova pulls out of Fed Cup due to injury

"Russian world number two Maria Sharapova has pulled out of next week's WTA event the Family Circle Cup and the forthcoming Fed Cup clash in Moscow with Spain, it was announced on Monday.
Sharapova is slated to miss between five to six weeks of action because of a repeat of a right shoulder injury and a left hamstring injury.
'I'm looking forward to getting back on the court as soon as possible,' added Sharapova. "

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Sharapova Chernobyl Surviro

"CHERNOBYL has been in Maria Sharapova's thoughts lately. Mostly that she considers herself extremely fortunate to have escaped the effects of the world's worst nuclear accident, dodging both possible radiation poisoning and death. Sharapova, a woman usually associated with sporting prowess and frothy, girly glamour, is a 'Chernobyl survivor'.
In her first interview about the impact the calamity at the nuclear power station has had on her family's history, she spoke of how she could very easily have been among the victims. 'When I look back at what happened, I just think, 'Oh, my God, I just can't believe it. I feel so lucky that I got out of it, that I got out of there.' So many people didn't get out of it. I am lucky to be alive and well,' she said."