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Stan plays it cool as all eyes turn to Melbourne

Stan plays it cool as all eyes turn to Melbourne

The talking is over and Melbourne Park is ready for 14 days of sizzling tennis action. Everything is set fair. Now bring it on.
Women's draw: Azarenka adds to intrigue

Women's draw: Azarenka adds to intrigue

Serena Williams is the woman to beat, but the first-round meeting between Victoria Azarenka and Sloane Stephens leaps out of the draw.
Sharapova a grafter to her fingertips

Sharapova a grafter to her fingertips

No.2 seed Maria Sharapova reaches her seventh AO semifinal with a comprehensive 6-3 6-2 victory against Canada's Eugenie Bouchard. And the secret is hard work.
Sharapova searching for seconds

Sharapova searching for seconds

After winning her first tournament of the year in Brisbane, Maria Sharapova has her sights set on another Melbourne title to add to her 2008 success.
Sharapova means business

Sharapova means business

The tentative Maria Sharapova of the early rounds disappears as the Russian eclipses China's Peng Shuai in a comprehensive 6-3 6-0 victory.
Sharapova starts with little fuss

Sharapova starts with little fuss

Maria Sharapova knows all too well that the first round in Melbourne can be fraught with danger, meaning she was happy to advance past Petra Martic on Monday night.
REWIND: Best in show

REWIND: Best in show

Fashion is always a top talking point at the Slams and what better time to reflect on the best-dressed players on the field at Australian Opens past ... but not forgotten.
Sharapova gives Bouchard tennis lesson

Sharapova gives Bouchard tennis lesson

Maria Sharapova's comprehensive victory against Eugenie Bouchard revealed a gulf in class between two players who often invite comparisons.
Open season: Seeds bend but don't break

Open season: Seeds bend but don't break

Alix Ramsay looks back at Day 3 of Australian Open 2015, where big names barely made it through, and small talk (briefly) silenced the press.
Open season: Right on target

Open season: Right on target

Lost dogs, mystery husbands, Goran up to his usual mischief and Genie’s honest answers – Alix Ramsay wraps up Day 7 from Melbourne Park.
Emirates Australian Open Series round up

Emirates Australian Open Series round up

The 2015 tennis season has struck with characteristic turbulence as some big names flounder, and others claim their territory.
Draw revealed for AO 2015

Draw revealed for AO 2015

Reigning champions Li Na and Stanislas Wawrinka were in attendance as the draw for Australian Open 2015 was released at Melbourne Park on Friday morning.
Day 9 preview: The innocence of youth

Day 9 preview: The innocence of youth

In his final major as a teenager, Nick Kyrgios has ridden a wave of emotion to the quarterfinals - where an older, wiser Andy Murray awaits.
Day 7 preview: A big opportunity

Day 7 preview: A big opportunity

Roger Federer’s departure left a hole in the bottom half of the Melbourne Park draw; is it one Andy Murray can exploit by downing his Wimbledon 2014 conqueror Grigor Dimitrov on Sunday?
Day 5 preview: Back from the brink

Day 5 preview: Back from the brink

Two days after fraught second-round escapes, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova will be hoping to resume normal service on Friday in Melbourne.
Day 1 preview: Hunger for numbers

Day 1 preview: Hunger for numbers

His age may be creeping up, but Roger Federer’s appetite for adding to his glittering CV remains unsated.
Genie comes up short again

Genie comes up short again

Eugenie Bouchard has many qualities which have propelled her up the world rankings. But she has yet to find a way to crack the code of beating the top players when it matters.
AO Spotlight: Maria Sharapova

AO Spotlight: Maria Sharapova

It’s been seven long years since Maria Sharapova lifted the women’s singles trophy in Melbourne; is this the year that drought finally ends?
AO Analyser: Sharapova's moment

AO Analyser: Sharapova's moment

AO Analyst Craig O’Shannessy looks at the critical point that gave Maria Sharapova a sniff of victory in her second-round escape against Alexandra Panova on Wednesday.
Maria Sharapova 27-01-15

Maria Sharapova 27-01-15

Maria Sharapova d Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-2.
Maria Sharapova 25-01-15

Maria Sharapova 25-01-15

Maria Sharapova d Peng Shuai 6-3 6-0.
Sharapova in perfect symmetry

Sharapova in perfect symmetry

Women's No.2 seed Maria Sharapova makes light work of Zarina Diyas, winning their Friday night round three encounter 6-1 6-1 in just 61 minutes.
Maria Sharapova 23-01-15

Maria Sharapova 23-01-15

Maria Sharapova d Zarina Diyas 6-1 6-1
Maria Sharapova 21-01-15

Maria Sharapova 21-01-15

Maria Sharapova d Alexandra Panova 6-1 4-6 7-5
Sharapova survives after huge scare

Sharapova survives after huge scare

Women's No.2 seed saves two match points on her way to a dramatic victory against qualifier Alexandra Panova.
Maria Sharapova 19-01-15

Maria Sharapova 19-01-15

Maria Sharapova d Petra Martic 6-4 6-1
Maria Sharapova 17-01-15

Maria Sharapova 17-01-15

Maria Sharapova pre-tournament interview
Maria Sharapova
Country:
Russia
Birth Date:
19 April 1987
Birth Place:
Nyagan, Russia
Residence:
Bradenton, FL, USA
Height:
1.88 metres (6 ft. 2 in.)
Weight:
59.1 kilos (130 lbs.)
Plays:
Right
Rankings
2
Singles
0
Doubles

Tournament Info

Australian Opens Played:
11
Events Entered:
Women's Singles
Best Singles Performance:
Winner (2008)
Best Doubles Performance:
2nd Round (2003, 2004)

Player Overview

Year turned pro:
2001
Career matches won:
521
Career matches lost:
130
Year to date matches won:
4
Current 52 week rank for singles:
2
High rank for singles:
1
High rank for doubles:
41
Career Prize Money:
$32,730,228 USD
Year to date prize money for singles:
$195,026 USD

Grand Slam Singles Results

YearAustralian OpenRoland GarrosWimbledonUS Open
20031ST1ST4TH2ND
20043RDQFWON3RD
2005SFQFSFSF
2006SF4THSFWON
2007RUPSF4TH3RD
2008WON4TH2ND-
2009-QF2ND3RD
20101ST3RD4TH4TH
20114THSFRUP3RD
2012RUPWON4THSF
2013SFRUP2ND-
20144THWON4TH4TH

Grand Slam Doubles Results

YearAustralian OpenRoland GarrosWimbledonUS Open
20032ND--2ND
20042ND---

Legend

WON = Champion
RUP = Runner Up
SF = Semi Finalist
QF = Quarter Finalist
4TH = Lost in Fourth Round
3RD = Lost in Third Round
2ND = Lost in Second Round
1ST = Lost in First Round
Bio information courtesy of the WTA TOUR
Rod Laver Arena - Women's Singles - Quarterfinals
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
E.Bouchard CAN (7)
 
3
2
 
M.Sharapova RUS (2)
 
6
6
Rod Laver Arena - Women's Singles - Round 4
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
S.Peng CHN (21)
 
3
0
 
M.Sharapova RUS (2)
 
6
6
Rod Laver Arena - Women's Singles - Round 3
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
Z.Diyas KAZ (31)
 
1
1
 
M.Sharapova RUS (2)
 
6
6
Rod Laver Arena - Women's Singles - Round 2
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
A.Panova RUS 
 
1
6
5
 
M.Sharapova RUS (2)
 
6
4
7
Rod Laver Arena - Women's Singles - Round 1
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
P.Martic CRO 
 
4
1
 
M.Sharapova RUS (2)
 
6
6
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Unforced Errors
Service Points Won
Return Games Won
Total Points
1st Serves In
% 1st Serves In
Total Aces
Total Double Faults
1st Serve Points Won
% 1st Serve Points Won
% 2nd Serve Points Won
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Day 10
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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