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Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova beaten at Indian Wells

Julian Linden Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova were both knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Monday after stunning upsets at one of the world's biggest tournaments outside the four grand slams.

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Australian Open: Maria Sharapova loses to Dominika Cibulkova

Dominika Cibulkova.

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova causes the second huge women's upset at the Australian Open in as many days, downing third seed Maria Sharapova in the fourth round.

Australian Open: Dominika Cibulkova v Maria Sharapova

Dominika Cibulkova

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova has caused the second huge women's upset at the Australian Open in as many days, downing third seed Maria Sharapova in the fourth round.

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Third-seeded Maria Sharapova bows out of the Australian Open

Maria Sharapova.

Linda Pearce Within 24 hours of the Serena Williams boilover, Rod Laver Arena farewelled Maria Sharapova.

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Eugenie Bouchard can challenge Maria Sharapova in marketability stakes, says agent

Eugenie Bouchard

Michael Chammas Eugenie Bouchard's agent believes the new golden girl of tennis can surpass Maria Sharapova as arguably the most marketable female athlete on the planet.

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Maria Sharapova cruises into Paris quarters

Maria Sharapova

Russian top seed dishes out a 6-0, 6-1 defeat to Daniela Hantuchova.

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Maria Sharapova into Brisbane International tennis quarter-finals

Laine Clark Scream queen Maria Sharapova shrieked mostly out of frustration before outlasting Estonian Kaia Kanepi 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in a scrappy Brisbane International quarterfinal on Thursday.

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Rivals Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova happy to let tennis do the talking

Sharapova and Williams.

Linda Pearce The record may be one-sided, but the animosity has run both ways.

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Maria Sharapova rues unlucky No.14 loss to Serena Williams

Maria Sharapova

Thirteen may be considered unlucky but former world No.1 Maria Sharapova is ruing the number 14 as she regroups for the Australian Open.

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Serena Williams too good for Maria Sharapova ... again

Serena Williams

Phil Lutton It's difficult to feel terribly sorry for Maria Sharapova. On most fronts, she's aced life, given her fame, fortune and success on the tennis court, which has seen her win all four Grand Slam titles...

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Maria Sharapova shrugs off shoulder injury before Australian Open

Well prepared: Maria Sharapova hits up at Melbourne Park.

Jon Pierik Russian prepared to grind her way through her opening Australian Open matches.

Maria Sharapova ready to shoulder heavy Australian Open work load

Maria Sharapova

Jon Pierik While she may be one of the game's glamour stars, Maria Sharapova says she is prepared to grind her way through her opening Australian Open matches as she continues her comeback from shoulder surgery.

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Maria Sharapova claims Australian Open heat policy is confusing

Maria Sharapova of Russia  applies an ice pack.

Emma Quayle, Michael Chammas The controversial Australian Open heat policy implemented for several hours on Thursday had created confusion and not been adequately communicated to players, world No.

Australian Open: Maria Sharapova wins through after brutal three-set marathon

Maria Sharapova

Michael Chammas Maria Sharapova survived a three-and-a-half hour struggle with Italian Karin Knapp in soaring heat at Melbourne Park, forced to play through temperatures of 42.4 degrees.

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Maria Sharapova wants clarity on when play should stop

Sharapova

Michael Chammas Maria Sharapova has called for tennis officials to clear confusion over what qualifies as unplayable conditions after she was forced to play in temperatures above 40 degrees at the Australian Open.

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Maria Sharapova cruises into fourth round of Australian Open

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova has powered into the second week of the Australian Open with a 6-1 7-6 (8-6) win over Alize Cornet.

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Ashleigh Barty backed to have fun against Maria Sharapova

Linda Pearce, Phil Lutton Ashleigh Barty's coach Jason Stoltenberg expects her to play without fear against career grand slam winner Maria Sharapova on Wednesday, in the biggest match of the 17-year-old's career.

Maria Sharapova to meet Ashleigh Barty at Brisbane International

Digitally altered image. Ash Barty set to face Maria Sharapova.

Phil Lutton The good news for Maria Sharapova is that the shoulder seems fine. The bad news for local teenager and underdog extraordinaire Ashleigh Barty is that the shoulder seems fine.

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It's a name changer: Maria Sharapova hits the sweet spot for US Open

Maria Sharapova.

Tennis player Maria Sharapova is racing to try to change her name to match her brand of sweets Sugarpova for the two weeks of the US Open on Monday, according to reports in the UK media.

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From Sugarpova to all over: Maria Sharapova withdraws from US Open

Maria Sharapova.

Russian world number three Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the US Open because of a right shoulder injury, tournament organisers announced on Wednesday.