Saturday, January 23, 2016


Maria` 600th career victory happened this year at Australian Open in 3rd Round, where she defeated Lauren Davis of Unites States in 3 sets: 6-1, 7-6, 6-0 after 2 hours and 11 minutes.

After the match, Maria said: "I was up a break, up 30-0 and just let up. You're in a Grand Slam environment, third round, and against an opponent you haven't played before who's fired up and is not just going to give you the match."

Match statistics

In 4th Round, Maria will play against Belinda Bencic of Switzerland. Maria never played Bencic before.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Maria advances to 3rd Round

Another victory for Maria in Melbourne, after one hour and 11 minutes she defeated Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in straight sets: 6-2, 6-1.

Match statistics

After the match Maria said: "It's great to be back on this court after a great run last year."
"I had an opponent that I had never played before today; that's always tricky, but I'm happy that I got through."
"That's what we have to expect in Melbourne, and that's one of the toughest challenges of this tournament. The weather changes; one day it's over 40 degrees Celcius, another day you need a parka! Overall, I'm just happy that I could get the match in because I know many players are waiting for the rain to stop."
Aft In 3rd Round, Maria will play against Lauren Davis of United States. On head to head. Maria never played Davis before.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Maria shines in Melbourne

One hour and 13 minutes needed Maria to defeat Nao Hibino of Japan in straight sets: 6-1, 6-3.

After the 1st Round match, Maria said: "It was just nice to get on court and face the opportunity of playing a first match. No matter how much you train, it's always different when you walk out onto the court."
"It's definitely a relief to get that first one out of the way."
About when she heard that she is Hibino`s idol and that the Japanese player has posters of her on her wall: "She's got to take those off! It's time to put her posters up there."
"I actually hadn't heard much about her, and I hadn't seen too much of her game before I went on the court today. She actually likes the pace and takes the pace quite well. For a first Grand Slam performance I thought she was there till the end. That's impressive. She never let in, never gave up.
"I mean, experience is priceless for anyone, but especially for someone that's just starting out in their Grand Slam experience. I'm sure she'll have a great future ahead of her."
Match stats

In 2nd Round, Maria will play against Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus. Maria never played Sasnovich before.


Monday, January 11, 2016

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Maria`s 2015 results


Brisbane - Champion

Australian Open - Final

Acapulco - Semifinal

Indian Wells - 4th Round

Miami Open - 2nd Round

Stuttgart - 2nd Round

Madrid - Semifinal

Roma - Champion

Roland Garros - 4th Round

Wimbledon - Semifinal

Rogers Cup - Withdrawn

Cincinnati - Withdrawn

US Open - Withdrawn

Wuhan Open - 2nd Round

WTA Finals - Semifinal


Monday, October 26, 2015

Bounce back!

Maria needed 2 hours and 47 minutes to defeat Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in 3 sets: 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

After her first match Red Group at the WTA Finals 2015, Maria said: "This is my first completed match since July, so it's a pretty big deal for me!"
"Coming into this event I did everything I could to be healthy. I just didn't quite know how my results would go. Even though I didn't play my best tennis today I still got through, and that's what matters, especially against such a tough competitor like Radwanska. We always have such close matches here."
"To fight hard and be able to win the match in the end means so much to me."
"I'm so happy I'm at this point, but it's one match down - I still have a few to go."
In second match of the group, Maria will against Simona Halep of Romania.


Monday, August 31, 2015

US Open withdrawal

Maria has witdrawn from the US Open with a right leg injury.

The next tournament in Maria`s schedule is China Open. The tournament will start on October 3.


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Maria withdraws from Rogers Cup

Maria has withdrawn from Rogers Cup with a right leg strain.

She said: I`m verry disappointed to have to withdraw from next week`s Rogers Cup due to a right leg strain that occurred in training a few days ago. I did everything possible to be ready , but my doctors have advised me that I can`t compete next week. The Rogers Cup is one of the best events on the WTA and I will miss my amazing fans."

The next tournament in Maria`s schedule is Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. The tournament starts on August 17th.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Maria was tested by Coco Vandeweghe in Wimbledon quarterfinal, but she managed to earn her place in the semifinals after a 3 sets match victory: 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 after 2 hours and 45 minutes.

After the quarterfinal, Maria said: "I've played five matches already, I've faced different challenges, matches, opponents, circumstances - the first four matches I was playing quite well and got the job done in two sets."
"Today, serving for the second set, I could have made it easier. It went to a third, but I still got the job done. I have to be pleased with that, that I'm in the semifinals again here after so many years."
"It's a special feeling.I had a really tough match last year against Kerber. Everyone looks at results, but I really felt like although I lost in the fourth round, my game on grass had really improved. I really felt confident. It was tough, because I felt a few points could have changed things around, and from then on you really never know how things will evolve and what chances you might have."
"Overall I'm happy I was able to take that loss and move up a few steps further this year."
"I haven't seen the names on the trophy in a while because I haven't held the trophy in many years. I've only seen it on the board. I know it's there, but I'd love to see it again to make sure it's still there!"
"Obviously being a small part of its history is an incredible feeling. It's something that I'll be able to cherish for the rest of my life - to be able to tell my future children that mommy won Wimbledon, I have proof. It's on the trophy. It's an incredible achievement. As you go about your tennis career, you don't always realize your accomplishments because you're so busy, and you're just always thinking about the next one, the next event, just trying to do something better and keep going. You never have the time to slow down and really appreciate all of your accomplishments, even as a young teenage girl."
"So I think I'll really be able to share those memories with my kids with I'm older."
The semifinal will be like a final for Maria because she will play against Serena Williams of United States. The last victory of Maria against Serena is dated in 2004 at the WTA Championships when she defeated the american player in 3 sets: 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 to win the title.
Maria has only 2 victories in 19 matches against Serena. 


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Another step forward

Victory for Maria in Wimbledon 4th Round against Zarina Diyas in straight sets: 6-4, 6-4 after one hour and 37 minutes of play.

After the match, Maria said: "Looking back at last year's match against Kerber, it was a tough three-setter, a very physical match, and I didn't come through. Of course you always think back, think about what could have happened if you'd managed to win a few of those points, and how far you could have gone."
"Obviously, being back in the situation of the fourth round at Wimbledon, I tried to put all of my effort to get further," the Russian continued. "And as we all know, it will only get tougher from here."

In quarterfinals, Maria will play against Coco Vandeweghe of United States. About her next opponent, Maria said: "I think it's been a tremendous effort for her to get to this stage," Sharapova said. "Her game really revolves around that serve, and she's been using it quite effectively in her previous four matches."
"It's always tricky playing against a really good server on grass, because a few points here and there can ultimately tell the difference in the winner and the loser. But I'm looking forward to that match-up."
Maria never played Vandeweghe before.