Maria Sharapova feels at home in Birmingham

The DFS Classic has started on Monday, and world No. 2 Maria Sharapova is glad to be back on the grass courts of the Edgbaston Priory Club. Maria, the No. 1 seed, is a regular...

Sharapova, Jankovic reach semis in rainy B’ham

Top-seeded Maria Sharapova (BTW, currently the highest-paid female athlete) had to win two matches on Saturday to reach the last four of the rain-hit DFS Classic. She beat Austria’s Tamira Paszek 6-3 4-6 6-2...

Sharapova, Jankovic meet in DFS Classic final

Maria Sharapova, the No. 1 seed and a two-time champion in Birmingham, beat Marion Bartoli of France 7-5, 6-0 in a semifinal on Sunday. Bartoli, who completed her suspended quarterfinal earlier Sunday, defeated third-seeded...

Jankovic beats Sharapova to win DFS Classic

Jelena Jankovic has been amazing this year – she reached a career-high No. 3 in the singles rankings, and collected titles from Auckland (hardcourt), Charleston (clay), Rome (clay), adding to them today’s Birmingham trophy...

Jankovic, Sharapova, Safina to skip Wimbledon warmup event

Defending champion Jelena Jankovic, last year's finalist Maria Sharapova, and the 2008 French Open finalist Dinara Safina have all decided to skip the DFS Classic in Birmingham, a Wimbledon warmup event which starts June...

Marion Bartoli doubtful for Wimbledon after losing at DFS Classic

Last year’s Wimbledon finalist Marion Bartoli may miss the 2008 Championships because of a wrist injury. Top-seeded Bartoli was upset in the second round of the DFS Classis on Wednesday and after the loss she...

Kateryna Bondarenko wins DFS Classic, her first WTA title

World No.45 Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine squeezed past Belgian teenager Yanina Wickmayer in the final of the DFS Classic in Birmingham to win her first WTA Tour title. Twelfth-seeded Bondarenko needed two tie-breaks to...

Maria Sharapova starts grass comeback with a win

Maria Sharapova was today playing her first match on grass since last year's Wimbledon, where she lost in the second round. Sharapova is back on her beloved grass, although the claycourt season was everything but...

Maria Sharapova wins two matches in one day at AEGON Classic

Because of bad weather, only today did Maria Sharapova finish her yesterday’s match, and she had to play another one on the same day. Fortunately, both finished victoriously for the Russian. The former world...

Maria Sharapova advances on Birmingham grass

Since her comeback, Maria Sharapova has remained undefeated on her favorite surface and reached the semifinals of the grasscourt Birmingham event. Sharapova won her fourth match on grass this season by defeating last year’s Birmingham...
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