Articles by Matthew Cronin



Sharapova Falls as Top Seeds Tumble

  • 15 March 07
  • Reuters
Vera Zvonareva staged a remarkable comeback to send defending champion Maria Sharapova crashing out of the Pacific Life Open on Tuesday, completing an afternoon of major upsets in the women's draw.

Sharapova Aims to Bounce Back

  • 02 August 06
  • Reuters
Maria Sharapova hopes her improving fitness will help turn her season around at this week's Acura Classic.

Sharapova, Myskina Out of Belgian Fed Cup Test

  • 10 March 06
  • Reuters
Maria Sharapova and Anastasia Myskina will skip Russia's forthcoming Fed Cup tie against Belgium.

Slow Year Proves Sharapova the Exception

  • 25 August 05
  • Reuters
The Russian women's revolution of 2004 has slowed to a crawl, even though Maria Sharapova has assumed the No. 1 ranking.

Safina Leans on Marat as She Seeks Success

  • 10 March 05
  • Reuters
Dinara Safina doesn't have to look far for a role model as she builds her career in the tennis world.

Sharapova Shines on California Return

  • 29 July 04
  • Reuters
Maria Sharapova, in her first match since winning Wimbledon earlier this month, powered past American qualifier Lilia Osterloh 6-3, 6-3 in the second round of the $1.3 million Acura Classic on Tuesday.

Erratic Yelena Falls to Serena

  • 26 July 04
  • Reuters
Top seed Serena Williams overcame an erratic Yelena Dementyeva 6-3, 7-6 in their semifinal at the JP Morgan Chase Open on Saturday to set up a title showdown against the in-form Lindsay Davenport.

Williams Semi Outcome Dad's Decision

  • 15 March 01
  • Reuters
Russian Elena Dementieva thinks the outcome of the upcoming semifinal clash between sisters Venus and Serena Williams will be their father's call, fanning flames of rumors that have been denied by the Williams family in the past.