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Maria Sharapova: Five-time Grand Slam winner given US Open wildcard

Maria Sharapova is set to play in her first Grand Slam since her 15-month drugs ban after being given a wildcard for the US Open main draw. Former world number one Sharapova, 30, returned to action in April but was ...

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Maria Sharapova withdraws from Stanford's Bank of the West Classic

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from Stanford’s Bank of the West Classic before her scheduled second-round match. Tournament officials said the 30-year-old had pulled out on her doctor’s advice due to a left arm injury. It means ...

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Maria Sharapova wins at Bank of the West Classic as she returns from injury

Maria Sharapova beat Jennifer Brady 6-1 4-6 6-0 as she returned from injury at Stanford’s Bank of the West Classic. Sharapova, who returned in April after a 15-month doping ban, had been out with a thigh problem since 16 May. ...

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Spain football chief Angel Maria Villar Llona arrested

The president of the Spanish Football Federation and his son have been held as part of a corruption investigation, judicial sources say. Angel Maria Villar Llona was arrested on suspicion of embezzling funds, El Pais and Efe news agency reported. ...

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Angel di Maria settles Spanish tax case and pays 2m euros fine

Former Manchester United winger Angel di Maria has agreed to pay 2m euros (£1.76m) to settle a tax case in Spain, according to Spanish authorities. He will plead guilty to two charges of fraud relating to image rights during his ...

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Maria Sharapova: French Open tournament director Guy Forget expects wildcard controversy

The decision on whether to give Maria Sharapova a French Open wildcard will cause controversy when announced, tournament director Guy Forget says. Sharapova, 30, has played in three events since her 15-month ban for using meldonium ended in April. A ...

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Stuttgart Open: Maria Sharapova through to semi-finals with victory over Anett Kontaveit

Maria Sharapova continued her fine form after returning from a doping ban with a straight-set victory over qualifier Anett Kontaveit to progress to the semi-finals of the Stuttgart Open. The Russian, playing her first tournament since a 15-month suspension, beat ...

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Maria Sharapova: Russian beats Roberta Vinci on return from doping ban

Maria Sharapova won on her return to action after a 15-month doping ban as she beat Roberta Vinci in the first round of the Stuttgart Open. The Russian, who was suspended last March after testing positive for meldonium, beat the ...

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WTA chief Steve Simon defends Maria Sharapova wildcards

Maria Sharapova v Roberta Vinci Date: Wednesday 26 April Venue: Stuttgart Open Coverage: Live commentary from 17:30 BST on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Maria Sharapova’s wildcard entry into the Stuttgart Open has ...

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Maria Sharapova: Five-time Grand Slam champion 'has day job back' after ban

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova says she has got her “day job back” as she prepares to return to tennis after a 15-month ban. Sharapova was banned for two years last June after testing positive for meldonium, but the ...

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