Maria Sharapova photosite
Beautiful Russian Tennis Player - Maria Sharapova
Catalog
Others photos
Watch EXCLUSIVE photos Maria Sharapova.
Tennis News

2006: US Open champion

Sharapova started 2006 by losing in the semifinals of the Australian Open in three sets to Henin, also losing a rematch several weeks later at the Dubai Tennis Championships, having defeated former world no. 1 Martina Hingis and world no. 3 Lindsay Davenport in earlier rounds of the tournament.

Sharapova claimed her first title in nine months at the Tier I tournament in Indian Wells, defeating Hingis in the semifinals and Elena Dementieva in the final. The following fortnight, she reached the final in Miami before losing to Kuznetsova.

Missing the entire clay-court season with injury, Sharapova returned for the French Open. There, after saving match points in defeating Mashona Washington in the first round, she was eliminated by Dinara Safina in the fourth round.

On grass, Sharapova was unsuccessful in her attempt to win in Birmingham for the third consecutive year, losing in the semifinals to Jamea Jackson. Despite that, she was among the title favorites at Wimbledon, where the eventual champion Mauresmo ended up beating her in the semifinals.

Sharapova claimed her second title of the year at the Tier I Acura Classic, defeating Clijsters for the first time in the final.

As the third seed at the US Open, Sharapova defeated top seed Mauresmo for the first time in the semifinals, and then followed up by beating second seed Justine Henin to win her second Grand Slam singles title.

That autumn, Sharapova won titles in back-to-back weeks at the Zurich Open and the Generali Ladies Linz. By winning all three of her round-robin matches at the WTA Tour Championships, she extended her win streak to 19 matches, before it was snapped in the semifinals by eventual champion Henin.

Sharapova would have finished the season as world no. 1 had she won the event. As it was, she finished ranked world no. 2, her best year-end finish yet.

Celebrity Tennis Tournament - Maria Sharapova Photoshoot

press image for big size
   
Biography
Maria Sharapova born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player. As of February 25, 2013 she is ranked world no. 3.
Sport News

WNBA mock draft: Three point guards projected in top eight picks

With Dallas holding five of the top 13 picks, will we see any trades? And will Aari McDonald, Dana Evans or Kiana Williams be the top point guard?

Charli Collier, projected No. 1 pick in draft, is 'not even where I'm supposed to be yet'

Collier's path to the top of Thursday's WNBA draft was anything but preordained.

Women suing Watson attach names; 1 drops suit

Twenty women who had filed lawsuits against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson have amended their petitions to disclose their names. Another lawsuit is expected to be refiled, and one was dropped by a plaintiff "for now," according to court documents.

Reports: Transfers won't have to sit out season

The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to change the long-standing rule that forces transfer athletes in football and basketball to sit out a season at their new school, a report said.

Browns sign Clowney to play opposite Garrett

Jadeveon Clowney, who failed to record a sack in eight games with the Titans last season but has 32 over seven seasons, has signed a one-year deal with the Browns to play opposite Myles Garrett.

Puig says assault allegations 'false and malicious'

In a statement released on Tuesday, free agent Yasiel Puig denied claims that he sexually assaulted a woman in 2018 and said that the allegations have prevented him from continuing his Major League career.

Lawyer files assault complaint vs. Rams' Donald

Attorney Todd Hollis said his client needed 16 stitches and suffered a broken orbital bone, a broken nose and a sprained or broken arm after an alleged assault by Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and others at an after-hours nightclub.

Altuve, Bregman among 5 Astros out for protocol

Astros general manager James Click said the five players who were put on the IL -- Yordan Alvarez, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Robel Garcia and Martin Maldonado -- were not a function of them breaking COVID-19 protocols.

NFL outlines 3-phase offseason program in memo

The NFL on Wednesday sent a memo to teams outlining rules for its offseason programs -- rules the league has decided to impose after failing to reach agreement with its players' union on some key aspects.

Twins' Simmons positive after declining vaccine

Twins shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who has said he doesn't plan to be vaccinated for the coronavirus, has tested positive and was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday.

Small school, 17 starts, rare talent: Trey Lance is the NFL draft's biggest enigma

Lance presents an impossible dilemma for NFL scouts: total domination in a small sample. But it's not likely to worry Lance, who's been underexposed -- or counted out -- for years.

'Now we've got a battle': The lockdown defender's blueprint for stopping Luka Doncic

Tony Allen, Bruce Bowen and Metta Sandiford-Artest could stop superstars in their tracks. How would they defend the Mavericks' phenom?

These Eastern Conference storylines need your attention

Which players and postseason races are most intriguing? Here's what our experts are watching.

How 'Intervention' helped save Vance Johnson's destructive life -- and mine

In 2013, former Broncos receiver Vance Johnson finally got treatment after years of addiction and wreckage. Now he has a new job: as a counselor on the show "Intervention."

Power Rankings: Hinge players for all 31 teams down the stretch

The Avalanche remain in the top spot another week. Plus, which players will have an outsized impact on the playoff races?

Playoff Watch Daily: Who will win the West's fourth spot?

The Avs, Golden Knights and Wild are the top three teams. But there's a jumble behind them.

USWNT explore options, show versatility vs. Sweden, France as Olympic prep continues

The U.S. women's team passed their recent tests against Sweden and France, though there's still a lot of work to do before the Olympics.

Ranking the best upcoming fights in MMA, including Edwards-Diaz and Oliveira-Chandler

Between now and the end of June, the MMA world is packed with big fights. And we rank them all.

Three things to watch at Bellator 257

Bellator's light heavyweight champion is back in action, but will Vadim Nemkov prove he's truly elite?

Bayern Munich faces a painful rebuild after Champions League exit

Bayern needs reinforcements, but its track record of late doesn't exactly inspire confidence.

Neymar's PSG is banishing its Champions League demons

Even if he won't admit it, there was an element of revenge as Neymar helped PSG eliminate Bayern.

Mount's rise no fluke as Tuchel now sees what Lampard did

Mason Mount captained Chelsea for Frank Lampard's last game in charge, but he was dropped for Thomas Tuchel's first. Now he's won over the new boss.

Maggie Nichols, Kyla Ross on returning to NCAA gymnastics championships -- in coaching roles

Maggie Nichols and Kyla Ross had their competitive careers cut short by the pandemic. Now, two of the best collegiate gymnasts ever are back at the NCAA championships as student assistants for Oklahoma and UCLA.

Googly eyes, Sasquatch suits and a runaway booger: Welcome to the Mascot Hall of Fame

Behind the former Phillie Phanatic's quest to harness the power of fun -- and why he thinks it has found a new purpose in a post-pandemic world.

F1 changes Imola qualifying time to avoid clash with Prince Philip's funeral

Formula One has altered the timings of this weekend's practice and qualifying sessions at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix out of respect to the funeral service of Prince Philip, which will take place in the U.K. on Saturday.
Copyright 2013 Maria Sharapova's Photosite - All Rights Reserved