Maria Sharapova

Grand slam winner Maria Sharapova will be a prominent representative of the Russian Olympic team at the London Olympics.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Maria Sharapova of Russia drinks water during the practice session ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Olympics - Previews - Day - 1
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Maria Sharapova of Russia drinks water during the practice session ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Maria Sharapova of the Russia Olympic tennis team carries her country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Maria Sharapova of the Russia Olympic tennis team carries her country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Maria Sharapova of the Russia Olympic tennis team carries her country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Maria Sharapova of the Russia Olympic tennis team carries her country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a forehand during the practice session ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Olympics - Previews - Day - 1
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a forehand during the practice session ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Maria Sharapova of Russia smiles during the practice session ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Olympics - Previews - Day - 1
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Maria Sharapova of Russia smiles during the practice session ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Maria Sharapova of Russia serves during the practice session ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Olympics - Previews - Day - 1
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Maria Sharapova of Russia serves during the practice session ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a backhand during the practice session ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Olympics - Previews - Day - 1
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a backhand during the practice session ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Maria Sharapova at ESPYs
Maria Sharapova at ESPYs
Maria Sharapova at ESPYs
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Maria Sharapova of Russia returns the ball during her Ladies' singles third round match against Su-Wei Hsieh of Taipei on day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Five
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Maria Sharapova of Russia returns the ball during her Ladies' singles third round match against Su-Wei Hsieh of Taipei on day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: French Open women's champion Maria Sharapova of Russia poses with the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen near the Eiffel Tower after her victory earlier in the day in the women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
French Open Women's Champion Maria Sharapova Of Russia Poses Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: French Open women's champion Maria Sharapova of Russia poses with the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen near the Eiffel Tower after her victory earlier in the day in the women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Russia's Maria Sharapova poses with her trophy in the clockrooms after winning against Italy's Sara Errani the Women's Singles final tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 9, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / POOL SINDY THOMASSINDY THOMAS/AFP/GettyImages
Russia's Maria Sharapova Poses AFP/Getty Images
Russia's Maria Sharapova poses with her trophy in the clockrooms after winning against Italy's Sara Errani the Women's Singles final tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 9, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / POOL SINDY THOMASSINDY THOMAS/AFP/GettyImages
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a backhand in the women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Maria Sharapova Of Russia Plays Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a backhand in the women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Maria Sharapova of Russia kisses the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen after the women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Maria Sharapova of Russia kisses the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen after the women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates with the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen in her changing room after her women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Sindy Thomas - Pool/Getty Images)
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PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates with the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen in her changing room after her women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Sindy Thomas - Pool/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Maria Sharapova of Russia is sprayed with champagne by her physical trainer Juan Reque (L) and her hitting partner Cecil Mamiit (R) as she makes her way to her changing room after her women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Sindy Thomas - Pool/Getty Images)
Maria Sharapova Of Russia Is Sprayed With Champagne By Her Physical Trainer Juan Reque (L) And Her Hitting Partner Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Maria Sharapova of Russia is sprayed with champagne by her physical trainer Juan Reque (L) and her hitting partner Cecil Mamiit (R) as she makes her way to her changing room after her women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Sindy Thomas - Pool/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a backhand in the women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Maria Sharapova Of Russia Plays Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a backhand in the women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
TOPSHOTS Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova poses with her trophy in front the Eiffel tower on June 9, 2012 in Paris, after winning the Women's Singles final tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/GettyImages
TOPSHOTS Russian Tennis Player Maria Sharapova Poses With Her Trophy In Front The Eiffel Tower On June 9, 2012 In Paris, AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova poses with her trophy in front the Eiffel tower on June 9, 2012 in Paris, after winning the Women's Singles final tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/GettyImages
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates with the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen in the women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Maria Sharapova Of Russia Celebrates With The Coupe Suzanne Lenglen In The Women's Singles Final Against Sara Errani Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates with the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen in the women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
(All times GMT) Rod Laver Arena 00:00: Maria Sharapova (Rus) v (14) Anastasija Sevastova (Lat), (3) Garbine Muguruza (Spa) v Su-Wei Hsieh (Tpe), (14) Novak Djokovic (Ser) v Gael Monfils (Fra), Not before 08:00: 18) Ashleigh Barty (Aus) v Camila Giorgi (Ita), Jan-Lennard Struff (Ger) v (2) Roger Federer (Swi) Hisense Arena 00:00: Marketa Vondrousova (Cze) v (8) Caroline Garcia (Fra), Beatriz Haddad Maia (Bra) v (6) Karolina Pliskova (Cze), Karen Khachanov (Rus) v (12) Juan Martin Del Potro (Arg), Peter Gojowczyk (Ger) v (4) Alexander Zverev (Ger) Margaret Court Arena 00:00: (5) Dominic Thiem (Aut) v Denis Kudla (USA), (21) Angelique Kerber (Ger) v Donna Vekic (Cro), Ekaterina Alexandrova (Rus) v (17) Madison Keys (USA). Not before 08:00: (1) Simona Halep (Rom) v Eugenie Bouchard (Can), Tennys Sandgren (USA) v (9) Stan Wawrinka (Swi) Show Court 2 00:00: (9) Johanna Konta (Gbr) v Bernarda Pera (USA), (19) Tomas Berdych (Cze) v Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spa), (7) David Goffin (Bel) v Julien Benneteau (Fra), Denis Istomin (Uzb) & Mikhail Kukushkin (Kaz) v Samuel Groth (Aus) & Lleyton Hewitt (Aus) Show Court 3 00:00: (13) Sam Querrey (USA) v Marton Fucsovics (Hun), (29) Lucie Safarova (Cze) v Sorana Cirstea (Rom), Nicholas Monroe (USA) & John-Patrick Smith (Aus) v Nick Kyrgios (Aus) & Matt Reid (Aus), (29) Richard Gasquet (Fra) v Lorenzo Sonego (Ita) Court 5 00:00: Taylor Townsend (USA) & Renata Voracova (Cze) v (11) Shuko Aoyama (Jpn) & Zhaoxuan Yang (Chn), (1) Lukasz Kubot (Pol) & Marcelo Melo (Bra) v Paolo Lorenzi (Ita) & Mischa Zverev (Ger), Natela Dzalamidze (Rus) & Xenia Knoll (Swi) v (5) Timea Babos (Hun) & Kristina Mladenovic (Fra), Alize Cornet (Fra) & Heather Watson (Gbr) v (15) Alicja Rosolska (Pol) & Abigail Spears (USA) Court 7 00:00: Tim Smyczek (USA) v (21) Albert Ramos-Vinolas (Spa), (28) Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Cro) v Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Blr), Evgeny Donskoy (Rus) v (25) Fabio Fognini (Ita), Naomi Osaka (Jpn) v (16) Elena Vesnina (Rus) Court 8 00:00: Lesia Tsurenko (Ukr) v (26) Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol), Ana Bogdan (Rom) v Yulia Putintseva (Kaz), Hyeon Chung (Kor) v Daniil Medvedev (Rus), Fernando Verdasco (Spa) v Maximilian Marterer (Ger) Beyond the Baseline | Read Charlie Eccleshare's three-part series on the unseen side of top-level tennis Court 10 00:00: Guillermo Duran (Arg) & Andres Molteni (Arg) v (3) Jean-Julien Rojer (Ned) & Horia Tecau (Rom), Adil Shamasdin (Can) & Neal Skupski (Gbr) v Marcus Daniell (Nzl) & Dominic Inglot (Gbr), Guido Pella (Arg) & Diego Sebastian Schwartzman (Arg) v Hans Podlipnik-Castillo (Chi) & Andrei Vasilevski (Blr) Court 12 00:00: Scott Lipsky (USA) & David Marrero (Spa) v (8) Raven Klaasen (Rsa) & Michael Venus (Nzl), (15) Marcin Matkowski (Pol) & Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Pak) v Marcelo Demoliner (Bra) & Treat Huey (Phi), Damir Dzumhur (Bih) & Dusan Lajovic (Ser) v (2) Henri Kontinen (Fin) & John Peers (Aus) Court 13 00:00: Nicolas Kicker (Arg) v Lukas Lacko (Svk), Jiri Vesely (Cze) v (26) Adrian Mannarino (Fra), (7) Kiki Bertens (Ned) & Johanna Larsson (Swe) v Nadiia Kichenok (Ukr) & Anastasia Rodionova (Aus), James Cerretani (USA) & Kenneth Skupski (Gbr) v Leonardo Mayer (Arg) & Joao Sousa (Por) Court 14 00:00: Lara Arruabarrena (Spa) v (20) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Cze), Lauren Davis (USA) v Andrea Petkovic (Ger), Jelena Ostapenko (Lat) & Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus) v Lara Arruabarrena (Spa) & Arantxa Parra Santonja (Spa), Daria Gavrilova (Aus) & Daria Kasatkina (Rus) v Jennifer Brady (USA) & Vania King (USA) Court 15 00:00: Monique Adamczak (Aus) & Storm Sanders (Aus) v Eri Hozumi (Jpn) & Miyu Kato (Jpn), Jeremy Chardy (Fra) & Fabrice Martin (Fra) v (12) Pablo Cuevas (Uru) & Horacio Zeballos (Arg), Madison Brengle (USA) & Monica Puig (Pur) v Alison Bai (Aus) & Zoe Hives (Aus), (4) Pierre-Hugues Herbert (Fra) & Nicolas Mahut (Fra) v Matthew Ebden (Aus) & John Millman (Aus) Court 19 00:00: (13) Nicole Melichar (USA) & Kveta Peschke (Cze) v Kimberly Birrell (Aus) & Jaimee Fourlis (Aus), Leander Paes (Ind) & Purav Raja (Ind) v Nikoloz Basilashvili (Geo) & Andreas Haider-Maurer (Aut), Marius Copil (Rom) & Viktor Troicki (Ser) v (16) Rajeev Ram (USA) & Divij Sharan (Ind) Court 20 00:00: (16) Barbora Krejcikova (Cze) & Katerina Siniakova (Cze) v Priscilla Hon (Aus) & Ajla Tomljanovic (Cro), Zarina Diyas (Kaz) & Magda Linette (Pol) v Naiktha Bains (Aus) & Isabelle Wallace (Aus), Mikhail Elgin (Rus) & Andrey Rublev (Rus) v Max Purcell (Aus) & Luke Saville (Aus), Petra Martic (Cro) & Magdalena Rybarikova (Svk) v Lauren Davis (USA) & Alison Riske (USA) Court 22 00:00: (6) Gabriela Dabrowski (Can) & Yi Fan Xu (Chn) v Kirsten Flipkens (Bel) & Francesca Schiavone (Ita), (10) Rohan Bopanna (Ind) & Edouard Roger-Vasselin (Fra) v Ryan Harrison (USA) & Vasek Pospisil (Can), Xinyu Jiang (Chn) & Qianhui Tang (Chn) v Mona Barthel (Ger) & Carina Witthoeft (Ger)
Australian Open 2018: Schedule and order of play for day four on Thursday - including Roger Federer and Simona Halep
(All times GMT) Rod Laver Arena 00:00: Maria Sharapova (Rus) v (14) Anastasija Sevastova (Lat), (3) Garbine Muguruza (Spa) v Su-Wei Hsieh (Tpe), (14) Novak Djokovic (Ser) v Gael Monfils (Fra), Not before 08:00: 18) Ashleigh Barty (Aus) v Camila Giorgi (Ita), Jan-Lennard Struff (Ger) v (2) Roger Federer (Swi) Hisense Arena 00:00: Marketa Vondrousova (Cze) v (8) Caroline Garcia (Fra), Beatriz Haddad Maia (Bra) v (6) Karolina Pliskova (Cze), Karen Khachanov (Rus) v (12) Juan Martin Del Potro (Arg), Peter Gojowczyk (Ger) v (4) Alexander Zverev (Ger) Margaret Court Arena 00:00: (5) Dominic Thiem (Aut) v Denis Kudla (USA), (21) Angelique Kerber (Ger) v Donna Vekic (Cro), Ekaterina Alexandrova (Rus) v (17) Madison Keys (USA). Not before 08:00: (1) Simona Halep (Rom) v Eugenie Bouchard (Can), Tennys Sandgren (USA) v (9) Stan Wawrinka (Swi) Show Court 2 00:00: (9) Johanna Konta (Gbr) v Bernarda Pera (USA), (19) Tomas Berdych (Cze) v Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spa), (7) David Goffin (Bel) v Julien Benneteau (Fra), Denis Istomin (Uzb) & Mikhail Kukushkin (Kaz) v Samuel Groth (Aus) & Lleyton Hewitt (Aus) Show Court 3 00:00: (13) Sam Querrey (USA) v Marton Fucsovics (Hun), (29) Lucie Safarova (Cze) v Sorana Cirstea (Rom), Nicholas Monroe (USA) & John-Patrick Smith (Aus) v Nick Kyrgios (Aus) & Matt Reid (Aus), (29) Richard Gasquet (Fra) v Lorenzo Sonego (Ita) Court 5 00:00: Taylor Townsend (USA) & Renata Voracova (Cze) v (11) Shuko Aoyama (Jpn) & Zhaoxuan Yang (Chn), (1) Lukasz Kubot (Pol) & Marcelo Melo (Bra) v Paolo Lorenzi (Ita) & Mischa Zverev (Ger), Natela Dzalamidze (Rus) & Xenia Knoll (Swi) v (5) Timea Babos (Hun) & Kristina Mladenovic (Fra), Alize Cornet (Fra) & Heather Watson (Gbr) v (15) Alicja Rosolska (Pol) & Abigail Spears (USA) Court 7 00:00: Tim Smyczek (USA) v (21) Albert Ramos-Vinolas (Spa), (28) Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Cro) v Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Blr), Evgeny Donskoy (Rus) v (25) Fabio Fognini (Ita), Naomi Osaka (Jpn) v (16) Elena Vesnina (Rus) Court 8 00:00: Lesia Tsurenko (Ukr) v (26) Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol), Ana Bogdan (Rom) v Yulia Putintseva (Kaz), Hyeon Chung (Kor) v Daniil Medvedev (Rus), Fernando Verdasco (Spa) v Maximilian Marterer (Ger) Beyond the Baseline | Read Charlie Eccleshare's three-part series on the unseen side of top-level tennis Court 10 00:00: Guillermo Duran (Arg) & Andres Molteni (Arg) v (3) Jean-Julien Rojer (Ned) & Horia Tecau (Rom), Adil Shamasdin (Can) & Neal Skupski (Gbr) v Marcus Daniell (Nzl) & Dominic Inglot (Gbr), Guido Pella (Arg) & Diego Sebastian Schwartzman (Arg) v Hans Podlipnik-Castillo (Chi) & Andrei Vasilevski (Blr) Court 12 00:00: Scott Lipsky (USA) & David Marrero (Spa) v (8) Raven Klaasen (Rsa) & Michael Venus (Nzl), (15) Marcin Matkowski (Pol) & Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Pak) v Marcelo Demoliner (Bra) & Treat Huey (Phi), Damir Dzumhur (Bih) & Dusan Lajovic (Ser) v (2) Henri Kontinen (Fin) & John Peers (Aus) Court 13 00:00: Nicolas Kicker (Arg) v Lukas Lacko (Svk), Jiri Vesely (Cze) v (26) Adrian Mannarino (Fra), (7) Kiki Bertens (Ned) & Johanna Larsson (Swe) v Nadiia Kichenok (Ukr) & Anastasia Rodionova (Aus), James Cerretani (USA) & Kenneth Skupski (Gbr) v Leonardo Mayer (Arg) & Joao Sousa (Por) Court 14 00:00: Lara Arruabarrena (Spa) v (20) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Cze), Lauren Davis (USA) v Andrea Petkovic (Ger), Jelena Ostapenko (Lat) & Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus) v Lara Arruabarrena (Spa) & Arantxa Parra Santonja (Spa), Daria Gavrilova (Aus) & Daria Kasatkina (Rus) v Jennifer Brady (USA) & Vania King (USA) Court 15 00:00: Monique Adamczak (Aus) & Storm Sanders (Aus) v Eri Hozumi (Jpn) & Miyu Kato (Jpn), Jeremy Chardy (Fra) & Fabrice Martin (Fra) v (12) Pablo Cuevas (Uru) & Horacio Zeballos (Arg), Madison Brengle (USA) & Monica Puig (Pur) v Alison Bai (Aus) & Zoe Hives (Aus), (4) Pierre-Hugues Herbert (Fra) & Nicolas Mahut (Fra) v Matthew Ebden (Aus) & John Millman (Aus) Court 19 00:00: (13) Nicole Melichar (USA) & Kveta Peschke (Cze) v Kimberly Birrell (Aus) & Jaimee Fourlis (Aus), Leander Paes (Ind) & Purav Raja (Ind) v Nikoloz Basilashvili (Geo) & Andreas Haider-Maurer (Aut), Marius Copil (Rom) & Viktor Troicki (Ser) v (16) Rajeev Ram (USA) & Divij Sharan (Ind) Court 20 00:00: (16) Barbora Krejcikova (Cze) & Katerina Siniakova (Cze) v Priscilla Hon (Aus) & Ajla Tomljanovic (Cro), Zarina Diyas (Kaz) & Magda Linette (Pol) v Naiktha Bains (Aus) & Isabelle Wallace (Aus), Mikhail Elgin (Rus) & Andrey Rublev (Rus) v Max Purcell (Aus) & Luke Saville (Aus), Petra Martic (Cro) & Magdalena Rybarikova (Svk) v Lauren Davis (USA) & Alison Riske (USA) Court 22 00:00: (6) Gabriela Dabrowski (Can) & Yi Fan Xu (Chn) v Kirsten Flipkens (Bel) & Francesca Schiavone (Ita), (10) Rohan Bopanna (Ind) & Edouard Roger-Vasselin (Fra) v Ryan Harrison (USA) & Vasek Pospisil (Can), Xinyu Jiang (Chn) & Qianhui Tang (Chn) v Mona Barthel (Ger) & Carina Witthoeft (Ger)
Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates after she won over Germany's Tatjana Maria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
The Latest: Defending champion Federer wins in 1st round
Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates after she won over Germany's Tatjana Maria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Russia's Maria Sharapova makes a forehand return to Germany's Tatjana Maria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
The Latest: Defending champion Federer wins in 1st round
Russia's Maria Sharapova makes a forehand return to Germany's Tatjana Maria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Novak Djokovic was front and centre on Tuesday, both on and off the court, as he played a competitive tennis match for the first time since Wimbledon and then addressed reports about his role in a much-talked-about player meeting on Friday. In the latest Tennis Podcast, we hear his post-match press conference in which he denied talking about a potential boycott, insisted he had been misrepresented in reports, and said he merely wanted to get the players together to discuss certain ‘topics’ amongst themselves. We get the reaction of Telegraph tennis correspondent Simon Briggs on the podcast. On the court, Djokovic was imperious on his return, and he was joined by Stan Wawrinka. Podcast presenter David Law is joined by former Top 50 player Jil Craybas to assess how they looked, examine the form of Maria Sharapova in her first match since testing positive at the event two years ago, and predict who will win the men’s and women’s events. The Australian Open will be live on Eurosport from midnight, with radio commentary available on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. The Tennis Podcast will be produced daily throughout the Australian Open, in association with Telegraph Sport and Eurosport. How to listen iPads/iPhones - https://ec.yimg.com/ec?url=http%3a%2f%2fpo.st%2fTP_378Apple&t=1516188531&sig=3V76ksyi1LG3n3y9bouz.Q--~D Acast- http://po.st/TP_378 Download - http://po.st/TP_378Download
The Tennis Podcast: Novak Djokovic is back with a bang but what did he say about that player meeting?
Novak Djokovic was front and centre on Tuesday, both on and off the court, as he played a competitive tennis match for the first time since Wimbledon and then addressed reports about his role in a much-talked-about player meeting on Friday. In the latest Tennis Podcast, we hear his post-match press conference in which he denied talking about a potential boycott, insisted he had been misrepresented in reports, and said he merely wanted to get the players together to discuss certain ‘topics’ amongst themselves. We get the reaction of Telegraph tennis correspondent Simon Briggs on the podcast. On the court, Djokovic was imperious on his return, and he was joined by Stan Wawrinka. Podcast presenter David Law is joined by former Top 50 player Jil Craybas to assess how they looked, examine the form of Maria Sharapova in her first match since testing positive at the event two years ago, and predict who will win the men’s and women’s events. The Australian Open will be live on Eurosport from midnight, with radio commentary available on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. The Tennis Podcast will be produced daily throughout the Australian Open, in association with Telegraph Sport and Eurosport. How to listen iPads/iPhones - http://po.st/TP_378Apple Acast- http://po.st/TP_378 Download - http://po.st/TP_378Download
Russia's Maria Sharapova follows through on a shot to Germany's Tatjana Maria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Sharapova back in Oz, joins Federer, Djokovic in 2nd round
Russia's Maria Sharapova follows through on a shot to Germany's Tatjana Maria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Russia's Maria Sharapova blows kisses to the crowd after she won over Germany's Tatjana Maria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Sharapova back in Oz, joins Federer, Djokovic in 2nd round
Russia's Maria Sharapova blows kisses to the crowd after she won over Germany's Tatjana Maria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Australian Open 2018: Petra Kvitova out but Maria Sharapova cruises through
Australian Open 2018: Petra Kvitova out but Maria Sharapova cruises through
Australian Open 2018: Petra Kvitova out but Maria Sharapova cruises through
Australian Open 2018: Petra Kvitova out but Maria Sharapova cruises through
Australian Open 2018: Petra Kvitova out but Maria Sharapova cruises through
Australian Open 2018: Petra Kvitova out but Maria Sharapova cruises through
Australian Open 2018: Petra Kvitova out but Maria Sharapova cruises through
Australian Open 2018: Petra Kvitova out but Maria Sharapova cruises through
Australian Open 2018: Petra Kvitova out but Maria Sharapova cruises through
Maria Sharapova, Australian Open champion in 2008, made a winning return to Melbourne Park on day two of the 2018 tournament.
Sharapova breezes into round two
Maria Sharapova, Australian Open champion in 2008, made a winning return to Melbourne Park on day two of the 2018 tournament.

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