Maria Sharapova unveils her new advertising campaign for Cole Haan
, debuted her new fashion collaboration with Cole Haan
yesterday at the Rockefeller Center
in New York City.
Her collection, called Maria Sharapova by Cole Haan, consists of handbags and footwear that she helped to design. "Everyone loves Maria. It's great to be working with her and adding a new dimension to Cole Haan's history," said Jim Seuss
, Cole Haan's Chief Executive Officer. Cole Haan is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nike and Maria's footwear collection features Nike Air technology
. The collection includes stilettos, sandals, boots, and flats. Pricing ranges from $138 - $238. The bag collection offers everything from a small frame clutch to a chain link satchel. They are priced $248 - $428.Read full article
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Maria Sharapova to play for first title in over a year
took another big step in her comeback at the Toronto Cup
on Saturday reaching her first final in more than year with a gritty 6-2 4-6 6-4 over Alisa Kleybanova
Playing for a title for the first time since Amelia Island in April 2008, Sharapova will try to confirm her return from shoulder surgery with a victory when she takes on compatriot Elena Dementieva in Sunday's final.
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Labels: Alisa Kleybanova, Elena Dementieva, Rogers Cup - 2009, Sexy Long Long Legs, Sexy Shorts
Maria Sharapova advanced into Rogers Cup semis
Late last night just when it looked as if a third set was eminent, the former world number one Maria Sharapova
of Russia battled back from a 2-5 second set deficit to close out the 14th seeded Agnieszka Radwanska
of Poland 6-2, 7-6(7-5) to reach today's Roger's Cup
Sharapova, who saw her ranking plummet from number one in May of last year to number 126 in May of this year, took nine months off from the WTA Tour following a an October shoulder surgery. The Russian, know for her glamorous looks, loud screams during play, and very aggressive groundstrokes, is currently ranked number 49 and stands a slim chance of obtaining a ranking high enough for a US Open seed with a final round showing this week in Toronto.Read full article
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Maria Sharapova rolls along
rolls along. Wind, rain, thunder, lightning, Russians. Those elements were unleashed last night at the Rexall Centre
, as the Rogers Cup
tried to pare down to today's quarterfinal draw in a weather-delayed round of 16.
After 90 minutes to let the tornado danger pass, and then a second rain delay, tennis beauty Maria Sharapova's quest for her first title since shoulder surgery resumed, winning a dogged match with Russian comrade Vera Zvonareva
, 6-2, 7-6 (3). Dominating early in the match when, at one point, Zvonareva had made 19 unforced errors to Sharapova's three, the latter encountered troubles holding her serve, But Sharapova is further along than in her two previous trips to the Rogers Cup and has yet to require a third set in her three rounds.
Sharapova now faces Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska
, the tourney's 14th seed.Read full article
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Maria Sharapova cruises into WTA 3nd round Rogers Cup - 2009
struggled in her 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) win over Austria's Sybille Bammer
in double-faulting 17 times. "I'm actually having a competition with myself to see how many errors and double faults I can make and still win the match in two sets," said Sharapova.
"It's pretty interesting. The more I was out there, the worse I was playing." Sharapova set up a third-round match against Vera Zvonareva,
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Maria Sharapova advances in first round of Rogers Cup
was an easy winner in first-round action on Monday at the $2 million Rogers Cup
In the last match of the night, Russia's Sharapova defeated compatriot Nadia Petrova, the 10th-seed, 6-3, 6-4 on the hardcourts at Rexall Centre. It was the third time this season Sharapova has defeated Petrova.
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Maria Sharapova defeats Victoria Azarenka in LA
played like a contender for the Los Angeles Women's Tennis Championships
title with a 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 victory over third-seeded Victoria Azarenka
Wednesday night at The Home Depot Center.
Sharapova, still in comeback mode after missing seven months due to shoulder surgery, displayed both her fighting spirit and a steadier game in the 2-hour, 32-minute match, finally taking control in the second and third set with to six of her nine service breaks.
Sharapova's rebuilt serve was erratic, her four aces offset by a dozen double-faults, but she was much steadier with her groundstrokes than Azarenka, of Belarus. "I'm not happy with my game at all. The execution wasn't there today," said Azarenka, who hadn't played since losing in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. "Maybe it was from not playing, but I have to work hard, for sure. Just too many mistakes. My game wasn't there tonight."
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Maria Sharapova Makes Quick Work on Day 1
has made a winning start to her LA Women's Tennis Championships
(The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA
) campaign as she continues her comeback from injury. The 22-year-old made a return from nine months on the sidelines due to shoulder surgery in May, and has competed in just five tournaments since then.
But Sharapova, who has seen her world ranking slide to 61, made light work of Jarmila Groth in Los Angeles, cruising to victory 6-0, 6-4. "Her game plan was to attack from every single angle she could," said Sharapova. "But she wasn't able to do that consistently because I was able to retrieve and make her hit more balls."
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