Having featured in eight events in 2019 Maria Sharapova is set for a busy start to 2020 if all is well. The former world number one is due to play at least three events before the Australian Open with a big rumour of a fourth as well. Mubadala World Tennis Championships – 19th-21st December – vs Amanda Anisimova Hawaii Tennis Open – 26th-28th December – Bianca Andreescu, Angie Kerber & Misaki Doi in the event as well Kooyong Classic – 14th-16th January – Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki announced so far Quite a busy start to the season for Sharapova. … Continue reading Sharapova set for a busy start to 2020! Is a new coach on the cards? How she could head to Melbourne outside the top 300!
Maria Sharapova has called time on her season. As expected the former world number one followed up with her withdrawal from Linz and has withdrawn from Luxembourg ending her season with 8 wins and 7 defeats. So, where next for the Russian? It is difficult because the question is, how fit is she? This isn’t a problem that seems to be going away and has plagued her tennis since last year. By the time the Australian Open begins she will have fallen outside the top 300 in the world. I said after New York, what would be the right path … Continue reading Maria Sharapova shuts down her injury plagued season but how should she approach 2020?
The season is heading to it’s finale but as ever there is plenty of tennis and news hitting the headlines as the tour finished it’s stint in Asia heading back to Europe for now. Sharapova out of Linz! Maria Sharapova’s season is not over yet but I will be surprised if we see her again this year. The Russian was due to play in Linz next week a place she hasn’t featured for over a decade but this shoulder problem has forced her out once again. Maria is expected still on site in Linz on Tuesday at an autograph session … Continue reading Osaka, Djokovic & Thiem 🏆 Sharapova out of Linz 🤕 Shanghai 🇨🇳 Murray in action 💪🏻 Rafa’s wrist 🚑 Last chance in Linz? 🇦🇹
Maria Sharapova hasn’t featured in a tennis match since he drubbing by Serena Williams at Flushing Meadows. With the season coming to a close the former world number has lined up her final two tournaments of the season with a little surprise. There will be no appearance in Moscow at all this year. Sharapova always go to Moscow which is a WTA Premier event with just over $1,000,000 on offer in prize money but instead is off to Luxembourg which is an international event with just $250,000 of prize money on offer. Before that though Maria will be arriving in … Continue reading Maria Sharapova sets out her schedule for final weeks and it’s very different from usual…
It has been an incredible couple of days down in New York. With round one now over who has caught the eye down at Flushing Meadows? Vasek Pospisil 4-6 7-5 7-5 4-6 6-3 Karen Khachanov Vasek has his first main draw win in a year following a rough time with injury. Karen Khachanov will be gutted to go home so early in a major following a good run of performances but he didn’t get going. Karen played ok but that was it. I never saw him take the initiative and try and go for it against the Canadian, instead he … Continue reading Who stole the headlines at the opening round matches at US Open?
A scoreline of 1-6 1-6 aside questions have still been left unanswered and maybe more have surfaced following her round one defeat at Flushing Meadows. To be honest I didn’t expect her to win against Serena. Was it an alarming performance? To an extent, no as we didn’t learn anything we didn’t know but concerns? Yes. Since the return from her ban which ended in April 2017 which is when she won her last title in Tianjin and last year ended her season after the US Open. In that time she has won 45 and lost 25 matches with her … Continue reading Scoreline aside the same questions are still unanswered but is there a better route back for Maria Sharapova?
The final major of the year is here. With the main draw not even underway at Flushing Meadows the stories coming out have been pretty big. Serena v Maria Where do I start? First round at the US Open where they’ve never played before we have two of the greatest battling it out. Serena leads the H2H at 19-2 and the two haven’t played since Melbourne in 2016. Read more about the match-up and other interesting round one clashes below; All Eyes On… Amanda Anisimova On this piece I wrote here (below) during Cincinnati I spoke about some Americans to … Continue reading The talking points ahead of the final major of the year 🗽