Flavia Pennetta Can Return Any Shot Maria Sharapova Hits

Flavia Pennetta took down second-seeded Maria Sharapova 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells because of hard work like this. Pennetta returns what could have been a winner, returns an overhead smash, and probably would've returned a second overhead smash if an official hadn't gotten in her way. That… » 3/17/15 11:25pm 3/17/15 11:25pm

Maria Sharapova Managed To Piss Off About A Billion Cricket Fans

It was an especially star-studded Royal Box at Wimbledon on Saturday, including recently retired cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, very likely the greatest batsman of all time. For some reason, Maria Sharapova was asked about him: » 7/03/14 10:33am 7/03/14 10:33am

Maria Sharapova Wins French Open

Maria Sharapova defeated Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 to win the French Open. In a tremendous match, Halep took an early lead in the third set, lost it, and then battled back to break Sharapova's serve, evening the set at 4-4. But Sharapova returned the favor and broke Halep to take 5-4 lead and won the championship… » 6/07/14 12:49pm 6/07/14 12:49pm

Maria Sharapova Will Remain Maria Sharapova

So, this stupid controversy—manufactured to create some buzz for her candy-line—is now over: Maria Sharapova is not changing her name for the U.S. Open. Her agent Max Eisenbud confirmed to ESPN that it just wouldn't be feasible. I'm sure all of this only dawned on them in the last couple of hours: » 8/20/13 12:43pm 8/20/13 12:43pm

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… » 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

Maria Sharapova Passive-Aggressively Ethers Serena Williams

Outside of those Steubenville comments, Serena Williams gave other eyebrow-raising quotes in her Rolling Stone interview, specifically one about Maria Sharapova. » 6/22/13 2:10pm 6/22/13 2:10pm

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

For Anyone Who Doesn't Think Serena Williams Is Capable Of Being Bubbly

Serena beat Maria Sharapova today in Key Biscayne, Fla. But flying suds and big trophies reminded everyone that it's just a game, y'all! » 3/30/13 3:25pm 3/30/13 3:25pm

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

Maria Sharapova And Sasha Vujacic Are Through. Now's Your Chance,…

Did you remember Maria Sharapova and Sasha Vujacic were dating? Neither did we. But somehow they were together for two years and were all set to get married in November. » 8/31/12 2:52pm 8/31/12 2:52pm

Maria Sharapova Is Pimping Her Stupid Candy, And Other Important…

You could argue the turning point of the 2012 U.S. Open—which starts today—already happened. Well, three turning points, actually. » 8/27/12 2:55pm 8/27/12 2:55pm

Why Is Maria Sharapova Hitting Novak Djokovic In The Balls In This…

Well, this video of Maria Sharapova slamming Novak Djokovic in the balls appeared on Spanish newspaper Marga's website earlier today. » 7/30/12 5:44pm 7/30/12 5:44pm

For These Tennis Fans, The Score Is Love-Mouth

Here's a shot from Maria Sharapova's match a few days ago, during which some Roland Garros spectators appear to be engaged in some hanky-panky. Amour! » 6/06/12 8:50am 6/06/12 8:50am

Rory McIlroy Celebrated Being The World's No. 1 Golfer By Playing…

Newly crowned world's top golfer Rory McIlroy—fresh off his win at the Honda Classic—joined a star-studded gallery at the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden last night to watch girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki lose in straight sets to Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4. » 3/06/12 10:00am 3/06/12 10:00am

Wonder If This TCU Fan Still Wanted Some Loving After His Team Blew A…

Your morning roundup for Sept. 3, the day that Dragon Con's Comic Book Babes Costume Contest becomes an Elvira-hosted reality in Atlanta. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. » 9/03/11 9:45am 9/03/11 9:45am

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

Bikini-Clad Russian Soccer Players Declare That The "Time Of Female…

Your morning roundup for July 2, the day a few Marines face time in the brig because they married solely for money. » 7/02/11 10:00am 7/02/11 10:00am