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Mahendra Singh Dhoni named 9th most marketable star by London institute

India’s ODI cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named as the ninth most marketable sportsperson in the world ahead of the likes of football superstar Lionel Messi and sprint king Usain Bolt in a power list prepared by London School of Marketing. 34-year-old Dhoni, considered one of the finest ever finishers of the one-day game, was placed ahead of other football superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar and tennis players

Maria Sharapova out of French Open in fourth round

Defending champion Maria Sharapova was knocked out of the French Open at the fourth-round stage on Monday, losing 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 to Lucie Safarova. The Czech 13th seed goes through to a first ever quarter-final at Roland Garros where she will play Garbine Muguruza, the Spanish 21st seed.

Maria Sharapova regains second spot in world rankings

Russia’s Maria Sharapova on Monday regained second place in the WTA world rankings after winning the Rome Masters on Sunday while Spanish finalist Carla Suarez moved to her highest ranking ever at eighth. Romania’s Simona Halep, who lost in the semi-finals against Suarez, moved down to third while American Serena Williams continues to lead the pack with 9,361 points. The current WTA rankings: 1. Serena Williams (USA) 9,361 points 2.

Maria Sharapova battles past error-prone Victoria Azarenka

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova needed six match points to grind out a 6-4, 6-3 win over Victoria Azarenka in a rare early marquee matchup at Indian Wells on Monday. The 27-year old Russian appeared to be ready to close out the third round match in the eighth game of the second set but two-time Australian Open winner Azarenka decided she wasn`t going down without a fight. Azarenka saved

Agnieszka Radwanska eases past Venus Williams to win Rogers Cup

Agnieszka Radwanska tamed Venus Williams 6-4 6-2 to win the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Sunday, the third seeded Pole setting herself up as a player to watch at the US Open.The first win of the season for Radwanska, it provided a timely jolt of confidence going into Flushing Meadows and the year`s final grand slam with 11 of her 14 career titles having come on hard courts.“One of my

Eugenie Bouchard is hotter than Maria Sharapova!

Online tennis club Tennis Tonic’s latest poll has Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard beating seriously hot Maria Sharapova from Russia to be at the No 2 position in their WTA’s hottest tennis players list.  International Business Times reported yesterday: “Maria Sharapova is still one of the hottest tennis players on the WTA tour, but an emerging star is already stealing some of the thunder from her.” It added: “The Wimbledon

Mahendra Singh Dhoni fifth most valuable athlete: Forbes

India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the fifth most financially valuable athlete on earth, according to Forbes Magazine. Roger Federer, Tiger Woods, LeBron James, Phil Mickelson and Maria Sharapova succeed Dhoni, who is valued at 21 million dollars, in Forbes’ list. Swiss Tennis ace Federer and American golf ace Woods are tied at the first place valued at 46 million dollars each followed by Basketball ace LeBron James,

Maria Sharapova overpowers Bouchard to reach French Open final

Maria Sharapova reached the final of the French Open for the third straight year at Roland Garros on Thursday, digging deep to see off the youthful challenge of Canada`s Eugenie Bouchard. The 27-year-old, seventh seed once again did it the hard way, battling back from a set down to edge the 20-year-old from Montreal 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 in a match full of beefy baseline shot-making. It was the 19th time

Maria Sharapova again returns from the brink

Maria Sharapova ’s comebacks are becoming something of a theme at Roland Garros in 2014. Just two days ago, she found herself down 3-6, 3-4 to Sam Stosur in the fourth round before reeling off nine straight games to advance. In Tuesday’s quarter-finals she found herself in a similarly precarious position against the free-swinging Garbine Muguruza, down 1-6, 4-5. But when she stepped up to the line and served to

Maria Sharapova into quarter-finals at French Open

Maria Sharapova stayed on course for a second French Open title with a battling 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 fourth round win over Australia`s Samantha Stosur on Sunday. Stosur, the losing finalist in Paris in 2010, the year before she won her only major to date at the US Open, dominated the first set with two breaks of serve. But seventh seed Sharapova steadied the ship to lead 2-0 at the start

Maria Sharapova rallies past Halep to win Madrid title

Maria Sharapova recovered from a woeful start to overwhelm rising talent Simona Halep 1-6 6-2 6-3 in the final of the Madrid Open and claim her 31st career title on Sunday. Russian Sharapova, a former world number one now ranked ninth, needed to draw on all her experience on the clay in the Spanish capital to see off the 22-year-old Romanian fourth seed, who was appearing in the final of

Maria Sharapova ousts Radwanska to claim Madrid final berth

Maria Sharapova recovered from a second-set wobble to dispatch third seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1 6-4 on Saturday and set up a Madrid Open final clash against rising talent Simona Halep. Sharapova, a former world number one now ranked ninth who has had a poor year by her high standards, has shown glimpses of her dominant best on the clay in the Spanish capital this week with the French Open starting