Maria Sharapova

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  • Birth Name: Maria Yuryevna Sharapova
  • Birth Place: Nyagan, Soviet Union
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/19/1987, Aries
  • Profession: Tennis player
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Watch Michael Sam's Emotional Speech at the ESPY Awards

The ESPY Awards honored the top names in sports Wednesday, including Kevin Durant, Richard Sherman and Maria Sharapova.

Hosted by Drake, the awards also honored Michael Sam with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Sam came out in February and was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in May, making him the NFL's first openly gay player.read more

Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony Stumbles with Lighting Glitch

Even before the Sochi Olympics kicked off, the games had been marred by issues involving hotel accommodations, stray dogs, undrinkable water and LGBT rights. The trend continued Friday when the Opening Ceremony also hit a snag.

During the beginning of the ceremony, five brightly lit giant snowflakes at Fisht Olympic Stadium were suspended from the ceiling. Each expanded to represent one of the five Olympic rings...read more

Olympics: Who Completed the Career Golden Slam: Serena Williams or Maria Sharapova?

[SPOILER ALERT: The following story reveals the outcome of Saturday's Olympic tennis women's singles final.]

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Serena Is an Incredible Athlete
Sharapova shows off
Center Court: Looking Ahead with Pam Shriver
Sharapova, Young Stars Impress At French Open

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Wimbledon Preview: Rafael Nadal Goes For History While Serena Willaims Mounts a Comeback

Fresh off equaling Bjorn Borg's six French Open titles, Rafael Nadal could match another of the Swede's impressive feats: winning on the French clay and Wimbledon grass back-to-back for the third time. "It's the toughest turnaround in tennis," says NBC analyst Mary Carillo, "but Nadal is something very special indeed." Borg did it from 1978-80, and the Spaniard took home both trophies in 2008 and last year... read more

Maria Sharapova Engaged to Lakers' Sasha Vujacic

Tennis star Maria Sharapova and Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic are engaged.

"We are engaged and are both really happy," Vujacic said Thursday before the Lakers' exhibition game against the Golden State Warriors.

Vujacic, 26, said he popped the question to the three-time Grand Slam champion on ...
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Federer and Nadal Resume Rivalry at Wimbledon

Wimbledon begins bright and early Monday morning (June 21, 6:30 a.m./5:30c, ESPN2) and the top two seeds — Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal — have pulled off what NBC/ESPN2 analyst Mary Carillo calls "the hardest, trickiest thing to do in tennis." That is, win two ...
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In the Works: Sharapova Seeks Match with the CW, More

Maria Sharapova, currently ranked No. 5 among female tennis players, is partnering with scribe Jacob Epstein (Shark, Without a Trace) on a sports-themed drama for the CW that's set inside the world of professional tennis, says Variety.... Veteran game-show producers Burt Wheeler and Sharon Sussman are developing a syndicated adaptation of Trivial Pursuit, just in time for the board game's 25th anniversary as well as the arrival of Viva Laughlin as an answer.... CMT offers beleaguered truck drivers a lifestyle overhaul with Trick My Trucker, premiering Nov. 10. read more

U.S. Open: New York, New York

Wow. It's been ages since I've blogged, so I apologize. But I've been through quite a whirlwind over here! Nevertheless, I am here and totally hooked on summer's best sporting event: The U.S. Open. Every August, my mom and I get caught up in the sweat and glory of insanely good tennis. From the Williams sisters and their bold fashion choices to Andy Roddick and his fierce backhand, there is nothing better than a filled Arthur Ashe stadium and the back and forth of focused athletes battling it out for that grand slam title. Just last night, we watch Maria Sharapova cut her competition out of the running in less than an hour, while Justin Gimmelstob gracefully bowed out after Roddick topped his game — Gimmelstob playing his last singles Open match. Anyone else into the Aces and Deuces that make this sport one of the greatest? read more

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