Tennis

FILE - A Wednesday, April 26, 2017 file photo showing Russia's Maria Sharapova hitting a backhand against Italy's Roberta Vinci at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany. Maria Sharapova recovered from a shaky opening to defeat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 in the first round of the Madrid Open on Sunday, May 7, 2017, setting up a match against Eugenie Bouchard, one of the most outspoken players against her return from doping. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
May 07, 2017 - 12:34 pm
MADRID (AP) — Maria Sharapova's reward for advancing to the second round of the Madrid Open on Sunday is a match against Eugenie Bouchard, one of the most outspoken players against the Russian's return after a doping ban. Sharapova recovered from a shaky opening to defeat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of...
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May 07, 2017 - 9:56 am
MADRID (AP) — Maria Sharapova recovered from a shaky opening to defeat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 in the first round of the Madrid Open on Sunday, getting off to a good start in her second tournament since returning from a doping ban. Sharapova took control of the match after...
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Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova returns the ball to Kristina Mladenovic from France during the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (Bernd Weissbrod/dpa via AP)
May 03, 2017 - 8:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Maria Sharapova may have to wait until June 20 to see if she will be welcomed back to this year's tournament at Wimbledon. Sharapova, the 2004 champion at the All England Club, returned to the WTA Tour last week after serving a 15-month ban for doping and reached the semifinals in...
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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after winning his men's finals match 6-4, 6-1 against Dominic Thiem of Austria during their singles final match at the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, April 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
April 30, 2017 - 12:14 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rafael 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 same title 10 times at...
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Andy Murray of Britain reacts during his match against Dominic Thiem of Austria in a semifinal match at the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
April 29, 2017 - 2:55 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Dominic Thiem upset top-ranked Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 to advance to the final against defending champion Rafael Nadal at the Barcelona Open on Saturday. Nadal beat Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 6-3, 6-4 after the fourth-seeded Thiem dispatched with Murray in windy...
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Andy Murray of Britain reacts during his match against Dominic Thiem of Austria in a semifinal match at the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
April 29, 2017 - 12:38 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Dominic Thiem upset world No. 1 Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 to advance to a final against defending champion Rafael Nadal at the Barcelona Open on Saturday. Nadal returned to the final by beating Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 6-3, 6-4 after Thiem dispatched with Murray at the...
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Andy Murray of Britain reacts during his match against Dominic Thiem of Austria in a semifinal match at the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
April 29, 2017 - 10:55 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — World No. 1 Andy Murray lost to Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 in the Barcelona Open semifinals on Saturday. Murray's defeat came a week after he exited the third round at Monte Carlo. That loss prompted Murray to enter Barcelona to whip up some form for the French...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 23, 2016, file photo, former Romanian tennis player Ilie Nastase watches a match at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, France. Nastase made an attempt at apologizing for his comments about Serena Williams and his outburst during a Fed Cup match. The 70-year-old tennis great posted a statement on Facebook a week after he speculated about the skin color of the baby the pregnant Williams is expecting. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
April 28, 2017 - 9:54 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Ilie Nastase responded to the backlash from his comments about Serena Williams and his Fed Cup outburst, saying his remarks about the pregnant tennis great were "spontaneous" and his tirade inexcusable. The 70-year-old tennis Nastase posted a statement on Facebook a week...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2015, file photo, Maria Sharapova, of Russia right, is congratulated by Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada, after winning their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. If Bouchard had her way, Sharapova would have been banned from tennis for life. The 2014 Wimbledon finalist from Canada, who has been ranked as high as fifth in the world, called Sharapova a cheater upon the Russian's return from a 15-month doping suspension for using the banned substance meldonium. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
April 27, 2017 - 11:25 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — If Eugenie Bouchard had her way, Maria Sharapova would have been banned from tennis for life. The 2014 Wimbledon finalist from Canada, who has been ranked as high as fifth in the world, called Sharapova a cheater upon the Russian's return from a 15-month doping suspension for using...
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Russia's Maria Sharapova blows a kiss after winning 7-5, 6-3 against Italy's Roberta Vinci at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. It was Sharapova's first match after a 15 months lasting doping ban. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 26, 2017 - 3:21 pm
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Looking relieved, Maria Sharapova waved to the crowd and blew kisses after winning her first match on her return from a 15-month doping ban on Wednesday. The five-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 beat Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of the Porsche...
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