Maria Sharapova, one of the most proficient women’s tennis players quit the court. She is just 32, much younger than the famed Williams sisters who are still in the circuit, to be ‘saying goodbye’. But that’s fine, the tennis sensation hasn’t had had much of a healthy run since her return from the doping ban. What’s intriguing though is the silence from some of her peers and former teammates on her retirement decision (“Five-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova announces retirement”, Feb.26, Gulf Today).
Hollywood superstars Jason Statham and Priyanka Chopra arrived at Yas Marina Circuit to soak up the Abu Dhabi GP atmosphere, with blockbuster brothers Liam and Chris Hemsworth visiting Mercedes for the final race of the 2023 season.
"The most beautiful, challenging, and rewarding gift our little family could ask for," Sharapova posted on Instagram, indicating in Roman numerals that Theodore was born on July 1.
French Open champion Ashleigh Barty got her grass court season off to a winning start, but Johanna Konta’s Wimbledon preparations suffered a blow with defeat at the Birmingham Classic on Wednesday. Barty saw off a bright start from Croatia’s Donna Vekic in her first match since lifting a first
Serena Williams overwhelmed Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-1 on Monday to reach the second round of the US Open in search of her 24th Grand Slam title while “rusty” Roger Federer
World number one Naomi Osaka and Wimbledon champion Simona Halep battled to three-set triumphs on Wednesday at the ATP and WTA Cincinnati Masters while top seed Ashleigh Barty ousted Maria Sharapova.
Top seed Rafael Nadal turned on the style as he launched his bid for a record-equalling 20th Major title at the Australian Open on Tuesday, but falling star Maria Sharapova hit a career low.
Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova said it was “very special” after being handed an Australian Open wildcard Wednesday as she attempts to resurrect her career
Despite making her debut in a Major final Sofia Kenin, 21, showed all her trademark aggression as she fought back from a set down to win 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in 2hrs 3mins against the shellshocked Spaniard.