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Maria Sharapova crashes out in Qatar Open tennis first round

Maria Sharapova looked out of sorts after surrendering an early advantage as she was stunned 4-6 6-4 6-3 by Romanian qualifier Monica Niculescu in the Qatar Open first round on Monday. Wild card Sharapova, playing in Doha for the first time since 2013, looked on course for victory after taking the

Maria Sharapova ends title wait with victory in Tianjin Open final

Maria Sharapova has won her first title since returning from a drugs ban thanks to her defeat of Aryna Sabalenka in the Tianjin Open final. The five-time grand slam champion, a tournament wildcard, overcame the Belarusian teenager 7-5 7-6 (10-8) in a straight-sets victory on Sunday. Sharapova was playing in her seventh

Maria Sharapova beats Shuai Peng to reach Tianjin Open final

Former world number one Maria Sharapova reached her first WTA final since returning from a drugs ban as she beat Peng Shuai 6-3 6-1 at the Tianjin Open. Sharapova, 30, came back to the tour in April following a 15-month ban for taking the banned drug meldonium. The Russian beat defending champion

Jo Konta has one in 20 chance of facing Maria Sharapova in comeback after receiving late Stuttgart wildcard

Maria Sharapova to make highly-anticipated return to competition in Stuttgart Jo Konta could face returning Sharapova after being granted wildcard The 25-year-old requested belated entry after missing last event with injury Konta has been on sensational form and won Miami Open earlier this month. Jo Konta has a one in 20 chance of being