Before I even start, if you are a person who is going to just rip Maria Sharapova, this blog entry is not for you. Her career does include a suspension, and that must be acknowledged, but I am here to be fair. I haven’t blogged in a very long time, due to many personal crises. … Continue reading
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Australian Open 2018: What Now For Maria Sharapova?
I wasn’t surprised with the ease of Angelique Kerber’s victory over Maria Sharapova at the 2018 Australian Open. I am a Masha fan. A big Masha fan, in fact. Among current players, she’s probably only behind Madison Keys and possibly Petra Kvitova for me. So I am not rooting against her at all. I know … Continue reading
Australian Open 2018: Too Early To Hope For Keys, Halep and Sharapova?
Okay, here’s the thing. Three of my four favorite players, Madison Keys, Maria Sharapova, and Simona Halep, have all won their first two matches at the 2018 Australian Open. Two matches is far short of the seven you need to win a major. Not only that, Keys and Halep have never won a major. So … Continue reading
Australian Open 2018: Women’s Singles Title Will Be Won By…Somebody?
I have no idea who’s going to win the women’s singles title at the Australian Open 2018. I suppose technically nobody really knows unless you somehow have a sports almanac from the future and you’re busy amassing your fortune. The defending champion, Serena Williams, isn’t quite ready to come back and compete. There were some … Continue reading
Maria Sharapova Wins First Match In Return From Suspension at 2017 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
I admit that the past couple of weeks I’ve still been stewing over that atrocious armchair officiating call-in that sank Lexi Thompson at the 2017 ANA Inspiration. But I can’t let the return from suspension of Maria Sharapova go by without posting. The 5-time Major winner and former world #1 shook off a slow start … Continue reading
Maria Sharapova Joins Other Legends Of Tennis At WTT Smash Hits Charity Event
On a night when legendary tennis players Billie Jean King, John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova were on the court, along with stars Andy Roddick and Mark Philippoussis, all eyes were on Maria Sharapova at the 2016 World Team Tennis Smash Hits Charity Event in Las Vegas. Still banned from WTA events due to her ITF … Continue reading
Maria Sharapova Suspension Reduced To 15 Months, Eligible To Return April 26th, 2017
The Court of Arbitration for Sports handed 5-time Major winner Maria Sharapova one of her biggest career victories by lowering her 2-year meldonium suspension to 15 months. Keep in mind that the ITF was said to have originally wanted to deal Masha a 4-year suspension, effectively a career death sentence in singles at her age, … Continue reading
Tennis Players Dominate Forbes 2016 List Of Top Paid Female Athletes With Serena Williams Coming In At #1
#1 SERENA WILLIAMS (Tennis), $28.9 Million After an 11-year reign as the top female money earner in sports, counting endorsements combined with prizemoney, the provisionally suspended Maria Sharapova fell to #2 as 21-time singles Major winner Serena Williams tops the Forbes 2016 list, measuring money over the last 12 months. Considering that some of her … Continue reading
Maria Sharapova At 2016 Chicago Sweets & Snacks Expo
As a fan of Maria Sharapova, I acutely feel her absence at Roland Garros 2016. Masha is a 2-time champion in Paris. Whether she ever has a chance to compete there or anywhere again is still yet to be determined. From my point of view, I Stand With Maria (#IStandWithMaria). While she awaits her day … Continue reading
Maria Sharapova Rebuts Media Reports Concerning Her Failed Drug Test
In the wake of her announcement concerning the failure of a drug test at the 2016 Australian Open, former world #1 Maria Sharapova sought to clarify some of the reporting that has followed. In a letter posted online, Masha rebuts some of the details being forwarded in the media. Here is her open letter: To … Continue reading