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Sharapova target for ASB Classic - Otago Daily Times

Sharapova target for ASB ClassicOtago Daily TimesDespite her ban for doping ASB Classic tournament director Karl Budge says Sharapova, who played at the Classic in 2011, remains a target for Auckland. Photo: Reuters. Controversial tennis symbol Maria Sharapova is being targeted for a return to New ...and more »

Sharapova wants tough matches despite defeat - The Straits Times

Sharapova wants tough matches despite defeatThe Straits TimesSTUTTGART • Maria Sharapova said having more tough matches is her priority, after losing in the semi-finals of the Stuttgart tournament on her controversial comeback from a 15-month doping ban. The five-time Grand Slam winner and former world No.and more »

'I want tough matches' - The Daily Star;

'I want tough matches' - The Daily Star

The Daily Star'I want tough matches'The Daily StarMaria Sharapova said more tough matches are her priority after losing in the semi-finals in Stuttgart on her controversial comeback from a 15-month doping ban. Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam winner and former world number one, lost 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 to ...and more »

Wildcard Siegemund makes good in Stuttgart for Porsche Tennis title - Britwatch Sports (registration);

Wildcard Siegemund makes good in Stuttgart for Porsche Tennis title - Britwatch Sports (registration)

Britwatch Sports (registration)Wildcard Siegemund makes good in Stuttgart for Porsche Tennis titleBritwatch Sports (registration)STUTTGART, GERMANY – Laura Siegemund emerged the winner of a frantic week in Stuttgart with an edgy win over Kristina Mladenovic in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. CLICK TO BUY TENNIS TICKETS. Laura Siegemund [WC] def. Kristina Mladenovic ...and more »

Five memorable Sharapova quotes at Stuttgart comeback - Yahoo News;

Five memorable Sharapova quotes at Stuttgart comeback - Yahoo News

Yahoo NewsFive memorable Sharapova quotes at Stuttgart comebackYahoo NewsMaria Sharapova made her controversial return from tennis this week at Stuttgart's WTA tournament following her 15-month ban after testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open. The former world number one and five-time Grand Slam winner ...and more »

WTF is the WTA Doing? Website, Handling Maria, On-Court Coaching Mess - Tennis-X.com (blog)

WTF is the WTA Doing? Website, Handling Maria, On-Court Coaching MessTennis-X.com (blog)You don't read this a lot on the web, but you should leave this web page right now and go to www.wtatennis.com. Go quick as it might change, but it looks to be permanent. The WTA re-did their website in 30-point fonts in a graphics-blast format that ...and more »

Tennis: Wild card Siegemund wins Stuttgart WTA title - Channel NewsAsia;

Tennis: Wild card Siegemund wins Stuttgart WTA title - Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsiaTennis: Wild card Siegemund wins Stuttgart WTA titleChannel NewsAsiaGermany's Laura Siegemund returns the ball to France's Kristina Mladenovic during their final tennis match at the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany. (THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP). 01 May 2017 01:35AM (Updated: 01 May 2017 ...and more »

Rafael Nadal wins Barcelona Open for record-tying 10th time - Los Angeles Times;

Rafael Nadal wins Barcelona Open for record-tying 10th time - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesRafael Nadal wins Barcelona Open for record-tying 10th timeLos Angeles TimesRafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 to win his 10th Barcelona Open title on Sunday. It was the second consecutive week that Nadal had won a tournament for the 10th time. He had become the first men's tennis player in the Open era to win the ...and more »

Laura Siegemund claims Porsche Grand Prix title in Stuttgart - Eurosport.com AU;

Laura Siegemund claims Porsche Grand Prix title in Stuttgart - Eurosport.com AU

Eurosport.com AULaura Siegemund claims Porsche Grand Prix title in StuttgartEurosport.com AULaura Siegemund was the home-town hero in Stuttgart as she lifted the biggest title of her career at the Porsche Grand Prix. The German was a surprise finalist 12 months ago but lost out to countrywoman Angelique Kerber. Eurosport Player special offer ...and more »

Tennis: Siegemund sinks Mladenovic in Stuttgart thriller - Yahoo Sports;

Tennis: Siegemund sinks Mladenovic in Stuttgart thriller - Yahoo Sports

Yahoo SportsTennis: Siegemund sinks Mladenovic in Stuttgart thrillerYahoo SportsIn a thrilling back-and-forth tussle, Laura Siegemund triumphed over Kristina Mladenovic in the final of the Stuttgart Open. More. Laura Siegemund delighted the home fans to defeat Kristina Mladenovic in a three-set thriller and win her first WTA ...and more »

Laura Siegemund defeats Kristina Mladenovic in Porsche Grand Prix final - Excelle Sports;

Laura Siegemund defeats Kristina Mladenovic in Porsche Grand Prix final - Excelle Sports

Excelle SportsLaura Siegemund defeats Kristina Mladenovic in Porsche Grand Prix finalExcelle SportsSiegemund first made the Stuttgart final 12 months ago as a qualifier, and was among the last into the main draw this year, earning a wildcard. But once she got to play in front of her own fans, she put on quite a show. After several early breaks ...and more »

Siegemund Wins Stuttgart In Third-Set Tie Break - Tennis Now;

Siegemund Wins Stuttgart In Third-Set Tie Break - Tennis Now

Tennis NowSiegemund Wins Stuttgart In Third-Set Tie BreakTennis NowLaura Siegemund edged Kristina Mladenovic in a dramatic duel, 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (5), to win the Stuttgart title a year after she was runner-up. Photo credit: Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. The back-spinning ball dripped like a blotch of yellow paint on a ...and more »

Laura Siegemund beats Mladenovic to win Porsche Grand Prix - New York Daily News;

Laura Siegemund beats Mladenovic to win Porsche Grand Prix - New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsLaura Siegemund beats Mladenovic to win Porsche Grand PrixNew York Daily NewsGermany's Laura Siegemund returns the ball to Kristina Mladenovic of France during the final match of the Porsche tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday, April 30, 2017. (Bernd Weissbrod/dpa via AP). (The Associated Press). THE ASSOCIATED ...and more »

Germany's Siegemund triumphs in Stuttgart - SBS

Germany's Siegemund triumphs in StuttgartSBSLaura Siegemund has won the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart by defeating Kristina Mladenovic in a third set tie-break. Source: AAP. 1 May 2017 - 2:14 AM UPDATED 45 MINS AGO. Tweet. Germany's Laura Siegemund has won the Porsche Grand Prix in ...and more »

Eugenie Bouchard on Sharapova: 'Cheater,' should be banned for life - ClickLancashire

Eugenie Bouchard on Sharapova: 'Cheater,' should be banned for lifeClickLancashireEugenie Bouchard believes Maria Sharapova should have been given a life ban from tennis after labelling the Russian player a "cheater" on the day she returned from a 15-month suspension. This clearly irked Sharapova's agent, Max Eisenbud, who said ...and more »

Maria Sharapova returns from doping ban - Alive For Football

Maria Sharapova returns from doping banAlive For FootballWorld number 59 Eugenie Bouchard is one of those who believes Sharapova should not have been welcomed back by the tennis community. "I know (Sharapova) is important for the tennis, for the WTA, for everything", Vinci said. "I feel like when a player is ...and more »

Maria Sharapova is back with a cheer after doping ban - AppsforPCdaily

Maria Sharapova is back with a cheer after doping banAppsforPCdailyAsked whether Sharapova was still an idol of hers and what her feelings were on the Russian being handed a wild card for Stuttgart, the 23-year-old Canadian told TRT World: "I don't think that's right". She went on to say that the WTA was wrong to ...and more »

Maria Sharapova defeated by Kristina Mladenovic in Stuttgart - ClickLancashire;

Maria Sharapova defeated by Kristina Mladenovic in Stuttgart - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireMaria Sharapova defeated by Kristina Mladenovic in StuttgartClickLancashireAngelique Kerber bowed out of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, after going down to French tennis player Kristina Mladenovic 2-6, 5-7 here. Sharapova was up 4-1, she was ideal on serve and without having to save any break points (she lost just four points ...and more »

Sharapova wins again, reaches semifinals at Porsche GP - pppFocus;

Sharapova wins again, reaches semifinals at Porsche GP - pppFocus

pppFocusSharapova wins again, reaches semifinals at Porsche GPpppFocusMaria Sharapova declared herself “way above” responding to Eugenie Bouchard after recording the second win of her comeback to reach the quarter-finals of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart. The 30-year-old is yet to drop a set in Stuttgart following ...and more »

Mladenovic ends Sharapova's bid for title in tour return - Web India 123

Mladenovic ends Sharapova's bid for title in tour returnWeb India 123Snuffing Russian Maria Sharapova's bid to win her first tournament after serving out a 15-month doping ban, France's Kristina Mladenovic rallied for a 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory to reach the final of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix here. She will next face ...and more »