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Venus storms into Wimbledon final

WIMBLEDON, England Venus Williams traded loud shrieks and powerful shots with Maria Sharapova as flash bulbs popped in the fading light, and when it was over, Williams celebrated her Wimbledon semifinal victory as if the...

...finalist Li Na in the final Saturday night. Given the support Li enjoyed in her 6-2, 6-2 win over No. 2-ranked Maria Sharapova, there's no question which player the crowd will favor in the title match.Azarenka's immediate post-match...
Venus exacts family revenge

...Grand Slam titles last year and now have four quarterfinalists at a major for the first time: defending champion Maria Sharapova, No. 5 Svetlanta Kuznetsova, No. 8 Nadia Petrova and No. 9 Anastasia Myskina. Sharapova didn't face a break...
Putin's Potemkin Games

...That was enough to earn her a place of honor among a select few of Russia's top athletes, including tennis star Maria Sharapova.Assuming no terrorist attack or other catastrophe, the games will suit Putin's purposes nicely. He needs triumphs...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper -

Web posted Tuesday, November 16, 2004 Sharapova takes crown Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates after defeating Serena Williams, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, after the final game of the WTA Tour Championships at the...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper - she held for five weeks after the U.S. Open if she wins the tournament. Mauresmo defeated Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova 7-5, 6-4 to extend her 11-match winning streak, including titles in Austria and Philadelphia the last two...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska NewspaperStill going 09/03/04

...He got off the court before a rollicking evening at the National Tennis Center that included Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova's being extended to three sets again, Venus Williams' struggle against a qualifier who hadn't won a main-draw...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska NewspaperDavenport eclipses Venus 09/07/04

...Because Federer's match was canceled, Martina Navratilova's mixed doubles quarterfinal against Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova was shifted to Arthur Ashe Stadium. Navratilova, into the doubles quarterfinals with Lisa Raymond, paired with...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska NewspaperDavenport rips into semifinals 09/09/04, and now 28 and married, Davenport spoke earnestly at Wimbledon about quitting the sport. Since losing to Maria Sharapova in the semifinals at the All England Club, though, Davenport has won 22 matches in a row, with four titles...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska NewspaperSharapova returns in time 09/01/04

Web posted Wednesday, September 1, 2004 By HOWARD FENDRICH NEW YORK Maria Sharapova nearly found out just how quickly one can go from diva to disaster. No reigning Wimbledon women's champion has lost in the first...


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