Headlines 2009

PARIS,11th may 2009

Maria terug in Warschau

Maria Sharapova maakt volgende week in Polen haar langverwachte rentree in het enkelspel.
De 22-jarige Russin is weer helemaal speelklaar na een absentie van acht maanden wegens een schouderblessure.

Dat liet de voormalige nummer 1 van de wereldranglijst maandag weten op haar persoonlijke website.


Maria heeft haar terugkeer in het WTA-circuit verscheidene keren moeten uitstellen. Ze kwam in maart alleen in actie in Indian Wells in het dubbelspel.
Ze verloor toen al in de eerste ronde. Indien het optreden in Polen voorspoedig verloopt, zal de Russische publiekstrekker waarschijnlijk ook op Roland Garros verschijnen voor de Open Franse titelstrijd, die op 24 mei begint.


MIAMI,21th march 2009

Maria withdraws from Sony Ericsson Open

The Sony Ericsson Open announced today that three-time Grand Slam champion, Maria Sharapova have withdrawn from this yearxe2x80x99s tournament. Maria continues to rehabilitate her right shoulder. She was preparing to play in this yearxe2x80x99s tournament by playing doubles at Indian Wells.

“It felt great to be back on tour last week even if it was just playing doubles. I am still not ready to play 7 consecutive matches and will have to withdrawal from the Sony Ericsson Open which is one of my favorite tournaments of the year”

Maria Sharapova is not allowing the withdrawal to keep her from her fans. Although she will not be competing for this yearxe2x80x99s title, she will travel to the Sony Ericsson Open to sign autographs for fans on Thursday, March 26 at noon.

5th. February 2009.

Vandaag heeft Maria in ieder geval laten weten haar comeback voor onbepaalde tijd uit te stellen.Haar schouderblessure lijkt niet goed en voldoende snel te herstellen.
Zo heeft de voormalige nummer xc3xa9xc3xa9n van de wereld in elk geval al afgezegd voor de WTA-evenementen van komende week in Parijs en een week later in Dubai

When makes Maria her comeback ?

Here is what Maria has to say about the withdrawals:

“I’m very disappointed to be unable to compete in the upcoming Open GDF SUEZ and Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, both of which are great events that I was very much hoping to be able to play.

My shoulder continues to improve every day and I am working very hard on the practice court. I’m looking forward to being back on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour very soon.”

xc2 Melbourne, 11th. january 2009

Maria withdraws from the Australian Open

Australian Open 2008 champion Maria Sharapova will not defend her title at Melbourne Park next week.

Maria has advised tournament officials that she is withdrawing from the event.

“I am very sorry to announce that I am not going to be able to defend my title at this year’s Australian Open,” Sharapova explained. “My shoulder is doing great, but I just started training a few weeks ago and I am just not near the level I need to be to compete at the highest levels.

The Australian Open is one of my favorite tournaments, they have the best fans in the world and I am going to miss everything about the tournament. I promise I will see everyone next year,”

Maria en haar team na het behalen van de
Australian Open titel in 2008

Maria went on to win her first 18 matches of the season and went on to reclaim her world No.1 ranking in May. A nagging shoulder injury hampered her progress in the second half of the year, forced her out of the Olympics and the US Open and ending her season. The last match she played for the year was in Montreal in August.

Tournament Director Craig Tiley said he was disappointed for Sharapova because he knows how hard she has been working since the injury and how much she wanted to defend her crown.
“She played some amazing tennis on Rod Laver Arena last year and has a massive legion of fans in Australia. I know she has been working around the clock to try and get back from the shoulder injury. In the end time beat her this year.”

“We wish her well with her return to tennis and look forward to seeing her back in Melbourne next year,” Tiley said. “Maria is always welcome here.”