Tag Archive: Maria Sharapova

The Russians are coming

  == Players of Russian ancestry are taking over tennis. The WTA’s top 100 rankings have recently included more than a dozen women with Russian heritage. Inspired by Maria Sharapova, these women include… Continue reading

Maria Sharapova and the Gods of Tennis

Maria was bigger than the sport. Now she’s going to have to be even bigger. —- by Christopher Johnson —- More than most other sports, tennis has an unwritten code of ethics and… Continue reading

Sharapova wins on hot clay in Rome

Genie-mania in Japan: Canada’s Bouchard wows crowds in Tokyo

Star quality. Some athletes — like musicians, actors or ordinary folks — have it, and others don’t. Canadian tennis sensation Genie Bouchard, 19, seems to have it. She has the type of personality… Continue reading