Maria Sharapova out to end decade of Serena Williams dominance
Maria Sharapova out to end decade of Serena Williams dominance

Top seed Serena Williams` coach has dismissed the American`s decade-long, 15-0 winning streak against Maria Sharapova as irrelevant ahead of the arch-rivals` blockbuster Australian Open final on Saturday.

 Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova`s `black heart` rivalry
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova`s `black heart` rivalry

The bitter rivalry between Australian Open finalists Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova took root on the hallowed Wimbledon turf in 2004 and is still thriving more than a decade later -- both on and off the court.

Australian Open: Deflated Ekaterina Makarova says she was psyched out
Australian Open: Deflated Ekaterina Makarova says she was psyched out

Russian 10th seed Ekaterina Makarova admitted Thursday she needed to improve her mental strength after allowing second seeded compatriot Maria Sharapova to run riot in their Australian Open semi-final.

Australia Open, Day 11: Maria Sharapova powers into women's singles final
Australia Open, Day 11: Maria Sharapova powers into women's singles final

Second seed Maria Sharapova powered into the Australian Open final with a straight sets 6-3, 6-2 demolition of 10th seeded fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova on Thursday.

Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova hot favourites in Open semis
Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova hot favourites in Open semis

Top seed Serena Williams remains on a collision course with arch-rival Maria Sharapova after rampaging into the Australian Open semi-finals on Wednesday.

Eugenie Bouchard regretful as Slam chance goes begging
Eugenie Bouchard regretful as Slam chance goes begging

Canadian seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard admitted she was full of regrets on Tuesday after blowing the chance to make a Grand Slam statement against second seed Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open.

Golden girls clash in glam slam Aussie quarter
Golden girls clash in glam slam Aussie quarter

Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova takes on the game`s much-hyped "next big thing", Canada`s Eugenie Bouchard in a blockbuster Australian Open quarter-final on Tuesday.

Eugenie Bouchard, Maria Sharapova set up glamour tie at Australia Open
Eugenie Bouchard, Maria Sharapova set up glamour tie at Australia Open

It would certainly be the most glamorous match at Australian Open in recent times, when two tennis divas – Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard – play against each other on

 

Monday.

Maria Sharapova tells Eugenie​ Bouchard to be herself
Maria Sharapova tells Eugenie​ Bouchard to be herself

Maria Sharapova on Sunday said she sympathised with her Australian Open quarter-final opponent Eugenie Bouchard over constant hype labelling her "the new Sharapova".

Eugenie Bouchard to get busy after Open scare
Eugenie Bouchard to get busy after Open scare

Canadian seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard vowed to hit the practice courts on Sunday after an alarming mid-match slump almost derailed her march into the Australian Open quarter-finals.

Australian Open: Halep joins Sharapova​, Makarova in quarters; Nadal, Berdych, Kyrgios through
Australian Open: Halep joins Sharapova​, Makarova in quarters; Nadal, Berdych, Kyrgios through

Maria Sharapova was all business as she raced into the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday to set up a glamour showdown with rising star Eugenie Bouchard.

Maria Sharapova returns to form to reach fourth round
Maria Sharapova returns to form to reach fourth round

Maria Sharapova proved her second-round scare against Alexandra Panova was no more than a blip as she destroyed Zarina Diyas 6-1 6-1 to charge into the Australian Open fourth round on Friday.

Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova survive big scares in Melbourne
Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova survive big scares in Melbourne

Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova survived huge scares after being pushed to the limit at the Australian Open on Wednesday, but Roger Federer had an easier workout in the gruelling Melbourne conditions.

Australian Open: Murray massacres Matosevic, Sharapova survives scare
Australian Open: Murray massacres Matosevic, Sharapova survives scare

British sixth seed Andy Murray cruised into the third round of the Australian Open with a straight sets win over local hope Marinko Matosevic on Wednesday.

Oz Open: Maria Sharapova crashes Petra Martic's birthday celebrations
Oz Open: Maria Sharapova crashes Petra Martic's birthday celebrations

 Maria Sharapova ruined Petra Martic`s 24th birthday on Monday by recording a 6-4 6-1 victory to advance to the second round of the Australian Open.

Maria Sharapova enjoying boyfriend`s emergence
Maria Sharapova enjoying boyfriend`s emergence

Maria Sharapova has been dating fellow tennis star Grigor Dimitrov for two years now and the glamorous Russian says she has enjoyed watching the talented Bulgarian grow into a top player.

Shy Maria Sharapova loves karaoke, art and architecture
Shy Maria Sharapova loves karaoke, art and architecture

Despite being the highest paid sportswoman on the planet and one of tennis` most recognisable faces, Maria Sharapova insists she is shy and doesn`t need expensive things to make her happy.

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer vie for five Aussie Open crowns
Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer vie for five Aussie Open crowns

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer begin their quest for five Australian Open titles while Serena Williams is chasing her 19th Grand Slam crown in the year`s first major starting Monday.

Serena Williams' top ranking under triple threat
Serena Williams' top ranking under triple threat

Serena Williams` status as the world number one is under serious threat going into the Australian Open this week, with three players able to unseat her as the top ranked woman.