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    Players scared to criticise Sharapova, says Bouchard

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 10:55pm on May 09, 2017

    Eugenie Bouchard claimed plenty of other players on the WTA Tour share her outspoken views on Maria Sharapova’s return from an 15-month doping ban, but...

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    ‘Happy’ Sharapova falls in semis on comeback

    Agence France-Presse . Stuttgart | Updated at 10:56pm on April 30, 2017

    Maria Sharapova lost in the semi-finals in Stuttgart on Saturday, her controversial comeback from a 15-month doping ban ending in defeat to one of her...

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    Mladenovic ends Sharapova comeback at Stuttgart

    Reuters | Updated at 05:54pm on April 30, 2017

    Former world number one Maria ‘ crashed out of the Stuttgart Grand Prix semi-final in her first event back after a 15-month doping suspension, losing...

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    Sharapova bookies’ French Open favourite

    Agence France-Presse . Stuttgart | Updated at 01:23am on April 30, 2017

    Maria Sharapova was installed as the bookmakers’ joint favourite to capture the French Open on Friday despite the Russian star not even being guaranteed a...

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    Sharapova into Stuttgart semis on doping return

    Agence France-Presse . Stuttgart | Updated at 12:05am on April 29, 2017

    Maria Sharapova eased into the semi-finals of Stuttgart’s WTA tournament after seeing off qualifier Anett Kontaveit on Friday for her third-straight win on her comeback...

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    Sharapova marks comeback from ban with win over Vinci

    Reuters | Updated at 09:35am on April 27, 2017

    Former world number one Maria Sharapova made a winning comeback to the tour on Wednesday following her 15-month doping ban, beating Italian Roberta Vinci in...

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    Sharapova rags-to-riches journey resumes

    Agence France-Presse . Stuttgart | Updated at 11:06pm on April 25, 2017

    From the shadow of Chernobyl’s nuclear wasteland to international super-stardom and from penniless arrival in the United States, without a word of English, to a...

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    Serena, Nadia blast ‘sexist’ Nastase

    Agence France-Presse . Bucharest | Updated at 11:04pm on April 25, 2017

    Pregnant star Serena Williams and gymnastics great Nadia Comaneci blasted tennis legend Ilie Nastase for making ‘racist’, ‘sexist’ and ‘offensive’ comments during the Fed Cup...

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    Foul-mouthed Nastase expelled over Serena racial slur

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:48am on April 23, 2017

    Romanian tennis legend Ilie Nastase was expelled from the Fed Cup tie with Britain on Saturday for ‘serious misconduct’ after a foul-mouthed rant compounded a...

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    Nastase investigated over Serena 'racial slur'

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 06:16pm on April 22, 2017

      Romanian tennis great Ilie Nastase is subject of an investigation by the International Tennis Federation over an alleged racist remark about Serena Williams' pregnancy....