Maria Sharapova Player Profile

Maria Sharapova: Won her only US Open title eight years ago

Maria Sharapova: Won her only US Open title eight years ago

Sharapova was in superb form over the first half of the year but has cooled down slightly since her victory at the French Open.

The Russian returned to the court at the start of 2014 having not played a competitive match since August of last year, a shoulder injury having put paid to her hopes of winning the US Open.

She was a steady but unspectacular performer until March, when she started a fine run which culminated in victory at Roland Garros, the fifth grand slam success of her career.

Sharapova reached the last four in Miami, the final in Stuttgart and took the title in Madrid before fighting her way to the Paris crown after a string of three-set matches.

The 27-year-old, who won the title at Flushing Meadows in 2006, was beaten in the fourth round of Wimbledon and has suffered losses to Carla Suarez Navarro and Ana Ivanovic during the North American hard-court swing.

Sharapova's game is based on pure power and she is able to out-hit just about any opponent from the baseline.

Player Details

  • Nationality: RUS
  • Date Of Birth: April 19, 1987
  • Became Pro: 2001
  • Height: 1.88 m
Recent Results
Date Opponent Tournament Round Result Score
16/08/14 A Ivanovic WTA Western & Southern Open SF Lost 2-6, 7-5, 5-7
15/08/14 S Halep WTA Western & Southern Open QF Won 6-3, 4-6, 4-6
14/08/14 A Pavlyuchenkova WTA Western & Southern Open R3 Won 4-6, 6-72
12/08/14 M Keys WTA Western & Southern Open R2 Won 1-6, 6-3, 3-6
07/08/14 C Suarez-Navarro WTA Coupe Rogers presented by Banque Nationale R3 Lost 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
06/08/14 G Muguruza Blanco WTA Coupe Rogers presented by Banque Nationale R2 Won 6-4, 3-6, 1-6
10 Year Grand Slam History
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Australian Open R4SFRUR4R1-WRUSFSF
French Open WRUWSFR3QFR4SFR4QF
Wimbledon R4R2R4RUR4R2R2R4SFSF
US Open --SFR3R4R3-R3WSF

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