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1st RND beat Caroline Garcia FRA 6-3 6-0
2nd RND Ashleigh Barty AUS walk-over
QF beat Kaia Kanepi EST 4-6 6-3 6-2
SF lost Serena Williams USA 2-6  6-7

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Posted on 2 january 2014


Maria ontmoet Williams voor de 17e keer in halve finale Brisbane.

Maria heeft zich ten koste van Kaia Kanepi geplaatst voor de halve finale in Brisbane.
Sharapova die na vier maanden blessureleed haar comeback maakt in Brisbane zal nu de degens moeten kruisen tegen Serena Williams.
Van de voorafgaande 16 ontmoetingen wist Maria maar twee keer te winnen.


Maria wint in 3 sets van Kaia Kanepi.

Posted on 30 december 2013


Maria Makes Triumphant Return.

Maria made a triumphant return to the WTA at the Brisbane International on Monday night, serving up a straight set victory in her first match in over four months.
Having been out of action since August due to a right shoulder injury, not many knew what to expect from Sharapova – but she certainly delivered, never facing a break point in eight service games and breaking four times en route to a 63 60 win over Caroline Garcia. The second set took 25 minutes.
“I think I was just really determined to get back on the court,” Sharapova said. “It’s been a while. I think the whole team was really ready to go out. I knew I was going to play Monday night a little bit ago already. I got goosebumps when I heard because I was looking forward to today even a week ago.
“It’s those days you work for. It was a big step to come and a big step to play out there tonight.” The No.3-seeded Sharapova was given a warm reception as she took center court under the lights. “It’s been three or four years in the making, so when I was walking out on the court I was like, ‘Whew, that took a while.’ Last year I had a few practices but didn’t end up playing. But it’s just as exciting for me as it is for the fans that came to watch me play.


28 december 2013. Maria tijdens de training in Brisbane.

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Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2013


Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
22 -28 April 2013, Stuttgart, Germany
Surface: Gravel / indoors
Tier: Premier

1st RND bye
2nd RND beat Lucie Safarova CZE 6-4 6-7 6-3
QF beat Ana Ivanovic SRB 7-5 4-6 6-4
SF beat Angelique Kerber GER 6-3 2-6 7-5
FINAL beat Na Li CHN 6-4 6-3

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Posted on 28  april 2013


Maria op herhaling in Stuttgart.


28 april 2013. Maria kan haar geluk niet op, terwijl Na Li teleurgesteld
de baan verlaat.

Sony Open Tennis 2013


Surface: Hardcourts/outdoors
Tier: Premier


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1st RND bye
2nd RND beat Eugenie Bouchard CAN 6-2 6-0
3rd RND beat Elena Vesnina RUS 6-4 6-2
4th RND beat Klara Zakopalova CZE 6-2 6-2
QF beat Sara Errani ITA 7-5 7-5
SF beat Jelena Jankovic SRB 6-2 6-1
FINAL lost Serena Williams USA- 6-4 3-6 0-6

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Posted on 30 march 2013


Maria kan Williams 1 1/2 set bijbenen.


30 maart 2013. Maria verliezend finalist in Miami.

Posted on 26 march 2013


Maria zonder setverlies naar kwartfinale Sony Open Tennis.

Maria defeated No.21 seed Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-2 6-2 in an hour and 20 minutes to advance to the quarters of the Sony Open Tennis in Miami.

In the first set, Maria broke Zakopalova’s serve twice for a 4-1 lead. In the next game Zakopalova got a break back. Maria won the next two games as she took the set 6-2. The second set followed a similar pattern and Maria hit a backhand winner to book her spot in the quarters.

In the quarters to be played on Wednesday, Maria will play No.7 seed Sara Errani of Italy. Maria has played Errani three times before and leads the series 3-0, here are the matches they have played against each other:
2012 Roland Garros Final: Maria won 6-3 6-2
2012 WTA Championships Round Robin: Maria won 6-3 6-2
2013 Indian Wells Quarter-final: Maria won 7-6 6-2


25 maart 2013. Maria zonder kleerscheuren naar kwartfinale.

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Posted on 22 march 2013


Maria wint haar 11e wedstrijd op rij.

Maria won eleven games in a row to defeat Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in the second round of the Sony Open Tennis in Miami. Maria won 6-2 6-0 in 57 minutes.

Maria came from 2-1 down in the first set to take the next five games including two breaks of serve to love to take the first set 6-2 in 30 minutes.

At 15-40 on Bouchard’s serve in the first game in the second set there was a short delay as the lights went out all over the tournament complex. When play resumed Maria continued her form from the first set by breaking Bouchard’s serve in the first game with a forehand crosscourt winner and took the five remaining games and won match point on an unreturnable big serve.

In Sunday’s third round match, Maria will play No.29 seed Elena Vesnina of Russia. Maria has played the 26-year-old twice before and the series is tied 1-1, here are the matches they have played against each other:
2008 Australian Open R3: Maria won 6-3 6-0
2010 Beijing R2: Vesnina won 7-6 6-2


22 maart 2013. Maria wint in 2 sets van Eugenie Bouchard.


Top 5 seeded players for Miami are:

1. Serena Williams USA
2. Maria Sharapova RUS
3. Victoria Azarenka BLR
4. Agnieszka Radwanska POL
5. Na Li CHN

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Maria gefotografeerd tijdens de players party in Miami.

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BNP Paribas Open 2013



Indian Wells Stadium

1st RND bye
2nd RND beat Francesca Schiavone ITA 6-2 6-1
3rd RND beat Carla Suarez Navarro SPA 7-5 6-3
4th RND beat Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino SPA 7-5 6-0
QF beat Sara Errani ITA 7-6 6-2
SF beat Maria Kirilenko RUS 6-4 6-3
FINAL beat Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-2 6-2

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Posted on 17 march 2013


Maria wint haar 28e titel in Indian Wells.

Maria heeft vanmiddag haar 28e titel veroverd door in de finale van de BNP Paribas Open Caroline Wozniacki in 2 sets met de overtuigende setstanden 6-2 6-2 te verslaan.

Later meer . . . . . . .


17 maart 2013. Maria wint finale Indian Wells in 2 sets van Caroline Wozniacki.

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Posted on 15 march 2013


Eerste finale plaats in 2013.

Werd Maria in haar twee voorgaande toernooien ( Australian Open & Qatar Open ) nog uitgeschakeld in de halve finales, vandaag bereikte zij de finale ten koste van Maria Kirilenko.
Maria verloor nog geen set in Indian Wells, en ook in de kwartfinale moest de Italiaanse Sara Errani haar meerdere erkennen in Maria.
Zondag speelt Maria de finale tegen de Deense Caroline Wozniacki.Zij bereikte de halve finale doordat Victoria Azarenka moest afmelden vanwege een enkelblessure, en in de halve finale te sterk bleek voor Angelique Kerber.


15 maart 2013. Maria neemt de felicitaties in ontvangst na winst op Maria Kirilenko.

Posted on 12 march 2013

Maria bereikt kwartfinale Indian Wells.

Maria heeft vandaag de kwartfinale van Indian Wells bereikt.
In de eerste set ging het vrij moeizaam, maar in de 2e set schakelde Maria een tandje bij en gaf geen game meer weg.
In de kwartfinale stuit Maria op de Italiaanse Sara Errani. Maria leidt de onderlinge confrontate met 2-0


12 maart 2013. In 2  sets langs Lara Arruabarrena.

Posted on 10 march 2013


Moeizame overwinning op Carla Suarez.


10 maart 2013. Ook van Carla Suarez in twee sets gewonnen.

Posted on 9 march 2013


Maria bereikt 3e ronde Indian Wells.

Maria moved into the third round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells after she recorded a 6-2 6-1 victory over Francesca Schiavone of Italy. The match against the former Roland Garros champion lasted 62 minutes.

The first set took 34 minutes as Maria won all three of her break points against the Italian. Maria dropped her serve once in the second game but lost only one more game in the set.

Maria’s form continued in the second set as she dropped only one more game to book her spot in the third round as the set lasted 28 minutes.

In Sunday’s third round match, Maria will play No.25 seed Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain. Maria has never played the Spaniard before.


9 maart 2013. Maria wint in 2 sets van Francesca Schiavone.


Top 5 seeded players for Indian Wells are:

1. Victoria Azarenka BLR
2. Maria Sharapova RUS
3. Agnieszka Radwanska POL
4. Angelique Kerber GER
5. Sara Errani  ITA

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Maria gefotografeerd tijdens de persconferentie Indian Wells.

QATAR TOTAL OPEN 2013

 
Qatar Total Open
Doha, Qatar
February 11-17, 2013
Tier: Premier
Surface: Hardcourt/Outdoors


 
1st RND bye
2nd RND beat Caroline Garcia FRA 6-3 6-2
3rd RND beat Klara Zakopalova CZE 6-3 6-3
QF beat Samantha Stosur AUS 6-2 6-4
SF lost Serena Williams USA 3-6 2-6

Doha, 16 february 2013.

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Maria verliest in halve van Williams.


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Doha, 15 february 2013.

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Maria naar halve finale in Doha.

Maria bereikte vanmiddag de halve finale in Doha door Samantha Stosur in 2 sets te verslaan. Een dag eerder was ze ook al te sterk voor Klara Zakopalova.
Zaterdag moet Maria het openen tegen de winnares uit de partij Serena Williams – Petra Kvitova.


14 February 2013:Maria bereikt kwartfinale in Doha en een dag later moet ook
Samantha Stosur er aan geloven.

Doha, 12 february 2013.

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Maria nog steeds ongeslagen in Doha.

Maria heeft vanmiddag ten koste van Caroline Garcia de 3e ronde bereikt van de QATAR TOTAL OPEN 2013.
De klus werd eenvoudig in twee sets geklaard en duurde een uur en 16 minuten. Maria fabriceerde 5 aces. (setstanden 6-3 6-2)
In de volgende ronde ontmoet Maria of Sloane Stephens of  Klara Zakapalova.


12 February 2013:Maria bereikt 3e ronde in Doha door met 2 sets te winnen van
Caroline Garcia.


Top 5 seeded players for Doha 2013 are:

1. Victoria Azarenka BLR
2. Serena Williams USA
3. Maria Sharapova RUS
4. Agnieszka Radwanska POL
5. Angelique Kerber GER


Het complete team van Maria in Doha.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013

14-27 January 2013
Melbourne – Australia
Surface: Hard / Outdoors
* * Grand Slam * *


Rod Laver Arena


 
1st RND beat Olga Puchkova RUS 6-0 6-0
2nd RND  beat  Misaki  Doi  JPN 6-0 6-0
3rd RND beat Venus Williams USA 6-1 6-3
4th RND beat Kirsten Flipkens BEL 6-1 6-0
QF beat Ekaterina Makarova RUS 6-2 6-2
SF lost Na Li CHN 2-6 2-6

Posted on January 25, 2013


Na Li struikelblok in halve finale.

Het leek allemaal zo gemakkelijk te gaan voor Maria tijdens de Australian Open.
Moeiteloos bereikte ze de halve finale, moest ze slechts 9 games in haar voorgaande 5 partijen inleveren en ook de Chinese Na Li zou in de halve finale toch geen sta in de weg zijn voor een plaats in de finale.
Onderschatting speelde misschien een belangrijke rol, want alle 3 voorgaande partijen tegen Li in 2012 werden door Maria gewonnen.
Maar Na Li bleek vandaag een taaie tegenstander en gaf Maria geen kans. ( 6-2 6-2 )

25 January 2013:Maria uitgeschakeld in halve finale door Na Li.

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Posted on January 16, 2013

With her serve hitting its mark and her groundstrokes sharp as ever, Maria Sharapova continued her sizzling start to the year Wednesday, following up her double bagel first round win with a double bagel second round win, crushing Misaki Doi by that dubious 60 60 scoreline.
The No.2-seeded Maria wasn’t just consistently on the attack – she hit 16 winners to nine unforced errors – she defended extremely well, allowing just one winner past her, a forehand winner from the shell-shocked Doi. After 47 minutes it was all over and Maria was through to the third round.
“I was just trying to be focused today – I didn’t know too much about my opponent, I just knew she was a few inches shorter than me,” Maria said. “It’s always tough, especially when you’re up a set and a couple of breaks, to keep that momentum. I really forced myself to concentrate and get the job done.”
Maria was asked whether there was any sympathy or temptation to ease up. “No,” she said. “My focus is always on the next point and to try and win as many of them as possible. When you have your chances, the little doors that open up, you try to take them. I don’t want anyone to know what the score is by looking at my face or my attitude – I try to play every single point like I need to win it.”

Posted on January 14, 2013


Maria Opens With Double Bagel.

Maria showed she’s fully recovered from the right collarbone injury that forced her to withdraw from her only Australian Open lead-up tournament two weeks ago in Brisbane, crushing Olga Puchkova in her first match at the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.

The No.2-seeded Maria blasted 18 winners and blanked her fellow Russian in 55 minutes, 6-0 6-0.

“After a couple of close games and a few break points early on I certainly started to concentrate a bit better,” Maria said. “I didn’t want to focus on the fact I hadn’t played a lot of matches, I just wanted to focus on what was ahead of me and really concentrate on being aggressive. I had never played her before, but it was one of those matches where I just wanted to think about what I had to do.”


14 January 2013:Na 55 minuten spelen in haar 1e ronde op de Australian Open
 kan Maria alweer handtekeningen uitdelen aan haar fans.Olga Puchkova was het slachtoffer, 6-0 6-0.

Posted on January 11, 2013


Maria in openingsmatch on monday.

Maria will open up proceedings on Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open on Monday. Maria will be playing Olga Puchkova of Russia in her first round match.

Maria has never played the 25-year-old before and the match will begin at 11.00 AM local time (1.00 AM CET, 7.00 PM ET on Sunday & 4.00 PM PT on Sunday).

On Margaret Court Arena today, Maria played a friendly exhibition against Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia and won 7-4.

in Melbourne Maria !


Top 5 seeded players for MELBOURNE 2013 are:

1. Victoria Azarenka BLR
2. Maria Sharapova RUS
3. Serena Williams USA
4. Agnieszka Radwanska POL
5. Angelique Kerber GER


12 January 2013:Maria tijdens de training in Melbourne.