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Longboat Key’s Sharapova dominates

Longboat Key’s Sharapova dominates

The Russian fourth seed battered World No 123 Hogenkamp with a display of trademark power, encountering fleeting resistance in the opening set before taking control. The second set saw Sharapova dominate with the 2004 Wimbledon champion finishing off her opponent with a pair of thunderous forehands. While a lot of players complained about the heat […]

July 14, 2015 | Posted in In the news, Key Recreation, Top Box | Read More »

Dasha Sharapova confirmed for Sarasota Open

Dasha Sharapova confirmed for Sarasota Open

The Sarasota Open is excited to announce the addition of its second player in the 2012 Ladies Invitational Tournament, Dasha Sharapova. The 16-year-old IMG Bollettieri Academy student began playing at the age of five and moved to America from Russia when she was 9-years-old.

March 25, 2012 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat’s Maria Sharapova fights in Australia for #1 ranking

Longboat’s Maria Sharapova fights in Australia for #1 ranking

Longboat resident and Wimbledon winner Maria Sharapova will reclaim the No. 1 world ranking if she wins the Australian Open. Sharapova defeated Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, and defeated Petra Kvitova this week, and now is entering the finals against Victoria Azarenka. The winner of the match Saturday will claim […]

January 28, 2012 | Posted in News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »