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Serena Williams Pulls Out of Wimbledon; Sharapova, Nadal Eliminated

Serena Williams Pulls Out of Wimbledon; Sharapova, Nadal Eliminated

Comstock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Serena and Venus Williams pulled out of their doubles match at Wimbledon on Wednesday against Kristina Barrois and Stefanie Voegele, after Serena was diagnosed with a viral illness.

“I am heartbroken I’m not able to continue in the tournament,” Serena said in a statement. “I thought I could rally this morning, because I really wanted to compete, but this bug just got the best of me.”

In women’s singles competition, Maria Sharapova was ousted from the fourth round in three sets by Angelique Kerber, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4.

On the men’s side, 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal fell to 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios of Australia in four sets, 7-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-3.

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The 2014 Winter Olympics are Underway in Sochi

The 2014 Winter Olympics are Underway in Sochi

Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Sport (SOCHI, Russia) –  The 2014 Winter Olympics have officially begun.
Russian Hockey legend Vladislav Tretiak and figure skater Irina Rodnina used the torch to light the Olympic cauldron Friday and conclude the …

Sharapova Ousted at Aussie Open

Sharapova Ousted at Aussie Open

WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images(MELBOURNE, Australia) — When top-seeded Serena Williams was upset for the second straight year at the Australian Open, that left the door open for anyone to win the first major of the 2014 season. Maria Sharapova will not…

Heat Delays Matches at Aussie Open

Heat Delays Matches at Aussie Open

GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images(MELBOURNE, Australia) — With temperatures over triple-digits, some Australian Open womens matches had to be delayed on day four of the year’s first major tournament. As the temperature reached 108 degrees Farenheit, official…

Roger Federer & Maria Sharapova Ousted From Wimbledon

Roger Federer & Maria Sharapova Ousted From Wimbledon

Clive Brunskill/Getty Images(LONDON) — Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer was ousted from the second round of the  grass court tournament on Wednesday by 116th-ranked Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine in four sets, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 7-5, 7-6 …

Azarenka Survives Fall, Moves On at Wimbledon

Azarenka Survives Fall, Moves On at Wimbledon

BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Second-seeded Victoria Azarenka battled a right knee injury from a scary fall to beat Maria Joao Koehler 6-1, 6-2 in the first round of Wimbledon on Monday.
Azarenka slipped during the second set and after recei…

Maria Sharapova Responds to Serena Williams

Maria Sharapova Responds to Serena Williams

WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Things are heating up headed into Wimbledon.  During her pre-Wimbledon news conference on Saturday, Maria Sharapova responded to a recent interview that Serena Williams did with Rolling Stone interview.
Wil…

Serena Williams Defeats Maria Sharapova, Wins French Open Title

Serena Williams Defeats Maria Sharapova, Wins French Open Title

MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images(PARIS) — Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova in dominant fashion on Saturday in straight sets 6-4, 6-4 to capture the French Open title.
Williams, 31, was the last American to win the singles title back in 2002.&nbs…

Serena Williams Advances to French Open Final

Serena Williams Advances to French Open Final

MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images(PARIS) — Serena Williams advanced to the women’s final of the French Open on Thursday after defeating last year’s runner up, fifth-seeded Sara Errani of Italy in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1. The match took just 46 minu…

Serena Williams Successfully Defends Madrid Open Championship

Serena Williams Successfully Defends Madrid Open Championship

Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images(MADRID) — World number one Serena Williams successfully defended her Madrid Open championship on Sunday with a straight set victory over Maria Sharapova in the title match. It’s Williams’ 50th career Wome…

Sharapova Moving on in Melbourne

Sharapova Moving on in Melbourne

WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images(MELBOURNE, Australia) — For the 16th time in her career, Maria Sharapova has advanced to a Grand Slam semifinal, this time by beating Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-2 at the Australian Open Tuesday.
It took Sharapova, the two …

Djokovic, Sharapova Advance At The Australian Open

Djokovic, Sharapova Advance At The Australian Open

Robert Prezioso/Getty Images(MELBOURNE, Australia) — Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic outlasted 15th seeded Stanislas Wawrinka in five sets, 1-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 12-10, to advance to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.The 27-year-ol…

Maria Sharapova Advances In The U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova Advances In The U.S. Open

GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Maria Sharapova has advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Open after defeating Marion Bartoli in three sets on Wednesday, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.The four-time Grand Slam champion found herself down 4-0 when rain halted p…

U.S. Open Tennis Draw Announced

U.S. Open Tennis Draw Announced

LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — The men’s and women’s draws for the 2012 U.S. Open were revealed on Thursday.
Defending men’s champion and No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic is on the opposite side of the bracket from No. 1 seed Roger F…

Serena Williams Wins Gold in London

Serena Williams Wins Gold in London

Elsa/Getty Images(WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND) — Serena Williams won Olympic gold and made some history in the process.
Williams Saturday became the second woman to pull off a career Golden Slam by defeating Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 in the Women’s Single…

2012 Olympics: Day 8 Recap

2012 Olympics: Day 8 Recap

Bill Clark/Getty Images(LONDON) — Tennis, Women’s Singles: Serena Williams of the United States defeated Maria Sharapova of Russia for Gold; Silver: Sharapova; Bronze: Victoria Azarenka of Belarus;
Tennis, Men’s Doubles: Gold: Bob and Mike Bryan of th…

Sabine Lisicki Upsets No.1 Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon

Sabine Lisicki Upsets No.1 Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon

GLYN KIRK/AFP/GettyImages(WIMBLEDON, England) — No. 15 seeded Sabine Lisicki upset No. 1 seeded Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-3 on Monday to advance to the round of eight at Wimbledon.
Sharapova was last year’s runner up at Wimbledon and was trying to become…

Maria Sharapova wins French Open

Maria Sharapova wins French Open

THOMAS COEX/AFP/GettyImages(PARIS) — Maria Sharapova completed the career Grand Slam journey after she defeated Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday in the women’s final.
The second seeded Sharapova moved to No. 1 in the world with the victory and now has…

Maria Sharapova wins French Open

Maria Sharapova wins French Open

THOMAS COEX/AFP/GettyImages(PARIS) — Maria Sharapova completed the career Grand Slam journey after she defeated Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday in the women’s final.
The second-seeded Sharapova moved to No. 1 in the world with the victory and now has…

Maria Sharapova Dominates Round One Of French Open

Maria Sharapova Dominates Round One Of French Open

GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images(PARIS) — Maria Sharapova wasn’t tested in her first-round French Open match.
Sharapova breezed by Romania’s Alexandra Cadantu in 48 minutes with a 6-0, 6-0, “double bagel” romp Tuesday.
“No matter how good or bad they’re pla…

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