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Serena Williams returns a shot to Maria Sharapova during their final tennis match of the WTA Championships in Istanbul

Serena Williams reels off another rapid fire victory over rival Maria Sharapova

Serena Williams continued her good run of form against Maria Sharapova, beating the Russian in straight sets to win the final of the WTA Championships in Istanbul.

Maria Sharapova in Tokyo

Maria Sharapova emerges as surprise supporter of moves to silence tennis grunters

Plans to muzzle the ear-bashing grunters of women's tennis have found an unlikely ally in Maria Sharapova.

Agnieszka Radwanska to face Nadia Petrova in Pan Pacific Open final in Tokyo

Defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska pulverised Angelique Kerber 6-1 6-1 today to set up a final with Nadia Petrova at the Pan Pacific Open.

Samantha Stosur (R) of Australia is congratulated on her victory by Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova bundled out of Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo

World number one Victoria Azarenka pulled out of the Pan Pacific Open citing chronic fatigue, while Maria Sharapova was bundled out by Samantha Stosur as the tournament lost its top two seeds this morning.

Ivan Dodig relishing chance to take on Andy Murray at US Open

However Ivan Dodig fares against Andy Murray in their second round match at the US Open tonight, one thing the Croatian will not lack is desire.

Maria Sharapova at the US Open

Maria Sharapova delighted with victory at US Open following illness

Maria Sharapova was delighted to get her US Open campaign under way with a comfortable first-round victory after being laid low by illness since the Olympics.

Andy Murray placed in Roger Federer's half of the US Open draw

Third seed Andy Murray will play Russia's Alex Bogomolov in the first round of the US Open and was placed in Roger Federer's half when the draw was made today.

Archie Bland: Unlike footballers, our Olympic stars keep it real

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August 4, 2012: Silver medalist Maria Sharapova (right) of Russia, gold medalist Serena Williams (centre) of the United States and bronze medalist Victoria Azarenka (left) of Belarus receive their medals at Wimbledon

Tennis: Victoria Azarenka of Belarus defeats Russia's Maria Kirilenko to take bronze

World number one Victoria Azarenka bounced back from her semi-final thrashing to claim bronze in the Olympic tennis women's singles at Wimbledon today, defeating Russia's Maria Kirilenko 6-3 6-4 in an hour and a half.

Friday 3, August: Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the Semifinal of Women's Singles Tennis

Tennis: Serena Williams romps home to set up final with Maria Sharapova

American Serena Williams continued her romp towards a first Olympic women's singles gold medal with a 6-1 6-2 thrashing of world number one Victoria Azarenka on Friday after Maria Sharapova won an all-Russian clash against Maria Kirilenko.

Thursday 3 August: Maria Sharapova celebrates after her win against Maria Kirilenko in the women's singles semi-finals at Wimbledon

Tennis: Maria Sharapova sweeps aside fellow Russian to target gold medal

Maria Sharapova will fight for an Olympic gold medal tomorrow after beating fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko in the women's singles semi-finals this afternoon.

Tennis: Andy Murray hoping for swifter encounter against Marcos Baghdatis than Wimbledon epic

Andy Murray will hope to avoid the drama that made last month's late-night victory over Marcos Baghdatis a Wimbledon classic when they meet again at the Olympics today.

Laura Robson in action

Laura Robson addition ensures strong Team GB presence in Olympic tennis tournament

Less than two months after the Lawn Tennis Association was left wondering whether the Olympic tournament would feature any British women at all, Laura Robson was handed a place in the singles competition today to bring the home contingent up to the maximum entry of four.

Maria Sharapova who went to Nick Bollettieri's academy when she was nine

Opening ceremony: Flag-bearers - who to see from other nations

Tonight's spectacular opening ceremony of the London Olympics will be performed in front of a full house in the Olympic Stadium. Here is our guide to the flag-bearers.

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