Maria Sharapova To Change Name To Maria Sugarpova

According to several reports, Maria Sharapova has apparently been cast as the next femme fatale in the wildly popular James Bond franchise and will change her name to Maria Sugarpova. The name change will be for a two-week period coinciding with the U.S. Open, presumably as a publicity stunt for the film and [is handed … » 8/19/13 11:10pm 8/19/13 11:10pm

BBC Apologizes For Shitty Thing It Said About Bartoli And Her Dad

Today, gentlemen, we were reminded why we lug our reputations as troglodytes well into the 21st century. A woman named Marion Bartoli proved athletic enough to win a singles title at Wimbledon and was thereupon described to BBC Radio 5 listeners as something other than "a looker." Because, you see, it is not enough to… » 7/06/13 4:22pm 7/06/13 4:22pm

Roger Federer Is Out At Wimbledon In Craziest Second Round Ever

Something called Sergiy Stakhovsky just defeated Roger Federer in four sets at Wimbledon, which is less a tournament at this point than it is one of those Agatha Christie books where bodies keep piling up around some quaint English vicarage. Where do we start? Rafael Nadal got knocked out Monday. Maria Sharapova lost… » 6/26/13 3:44pm 6/26/13 3:44pm

Serena Williams Just Won the 2013 French Open

Top-seeded Serena Williams just beat Maria Sharapova in straight sets, winning 6-4, 6-4, to clinch this year's French Open. It capped a ridiculous tournament for the 31-year-old champion, who mowed down her opponents en route to the second French Open win in her career. » 6/08/13 11:53am 6/08/13 11:53am

It's Women's Semis Day At The U.S. Open. Let's Watch It Together

Every year, the Friday after Labor Day provides a pretty awesome respite: Two women's U.S. Open semifinals, played in the middle of the afternoon. It helps shorten the already short week. First up: French Open champ Maria Sharapova against Aussie Open champ Victoria Azarenka. Then we've got Serena Williams taking on… » 9/07/12 2:35pm 9/07/12 2:35pm

Tastes Like Sugarpova: Deadspin's 2011 U.S. Open Preview

For two weeks every year, hardened New Yorkers become prissy tennis fans, and Queens—not the Bronx—becomes the sports capital of the Big Apple. You could argue that the U.S. Open is, perennially, the biggest sporting event in New York, with the possible exceptions of the '94 Rangers-Knicks run and 2000 Subway Series.… » 8/26/11 4:50pm 8/26/11 4:50pm

Sasha Vujacic Cheers On His Fiancée, Maria Sharapova, Like An Ass, Too

Tomorrow's New York Times has a feature on Maria Sharapova and Sasha Vujacic, sports' biggest power couple since Shelden Williams tied the knot with that lady. You probably remember Vujacic from the 2008 NBA Finals, when he and his hair nearly derailed Boston's title chase. He's since been exiled to New Jersey. He's no … » 6/28/11 7:45pm 6/28/11 7:45pm

47 Of Maria Sharapova's Grunts In Her Second-Round French Open Win

Maria Sharapova faced Caroline Garcia, a 17-year-old French up-and-comer, in the second round of the French Open today. Garcia took the first set and led 4-1 until midway through the second, when Sharapova took 11 straight games to win, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0. Sharapova's known for her grunting, of course; what I've never… » 5/26/11 4:30pm 5/26/11 4:30pm