Maria Sharapova Player Profile

Maria Sharapova: Champion in Rome

Maria Sharapova: Champion in Rome

The defending champion returns to Roland Garros seeking a third title in four years.

It is all a far cry from the days when Sharapova famously compared her movement on the clay to "a cow on ice".

Back in her early career, the Russian was often ripe for the picking against a solid claycourt performer but in recent years she has been one of the players to beat in the French capital.

She completed the career Grand Slam here in 2012, beating Sara Errani, lost to Serena Williams in the 2013 final and last year saw off Simona Halep in what was one of top women's matches of the year.

Having won the recent warm-up tournament in Rome, Sharapova holds strong claims of reaching yet another final.

Back as world number two again, Sharapova cannot meet nemesis Serena Williams until the final which is a boost for she has lost her last 16 matches against the American, her last win coming back in 2004.

A power game can unravel when her service goes awry, which it often does, but Sharapova is one of the tour's greatest fighters. Winning the final point against her can be a tough task.

Maria Sharapova

  • Nationality: RUS
  • Date Of Birth: April 19, 1987
  • Became Pro: 2001
  • Height: 1.88 m
Recent Results
Date Opponent Tournament Round Result Score
17/05/15 C Suarez-Navarro WTA Internazionali BNL d'Italia F Won 6-4, 5-7, 1-6
16/05/15 D Gavrilova WTA Internazionali BNL d'Italia SF Won 7-5, 6-3
15/05/15 V Azarenka WTA Internazionali BNL d'Italia QF Won 3-6, 2-6
14/05/15 B Jovanovski WTA Internazionali BNL d'Italia R3 Won 3-6, 3-6
12/05/15 J Gajdosova WTA Internazionali BNL d'Italia R2 Won 2-6, 1-3 retired
08/05/15 S Kuznetsova WTA Mutua Madrid Open SF Lost 6-2, 6-4
10 Year Grand Slam History
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Australian Open RUR4SFRUR4R1-WRUSF
French Open -WRUWSFR3QFR4SFR4
Wimbledon -R4R2R4RUR4R2R2R4SF
US Open -R4-SFR3R4R3-R3W

Maria Sharapova News

Maria Sharapova: Claims Rafael Nadal badly treated by organisers in Paris

Sharapova blasts Nadal seeding

Maria Sharapova has criticised organisers of the French Open after reigning men’s singles champion Rafael Nadal was seeded sixth.

Maria Sharapova: Will move up to second in the world after winning the Italian Open once again

Rome glory for Sharapova

Maria Sharapova warmed up for the defence of her French Open crown by claiming the Italian Open title.

Maria Sharapova: In Russia's Fed Cup team to play Germany

Sharapova in Russia Fed team

Maria Sharapova will spearhead Russia’s Fed Cup semi-final against Germany, captain Anastasia Myskina has confirmed.

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