Roland Garros Stadium in Paris burst into applause as Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova grabbed the top spot in the women's singles final of the French Open tennis tournament, beating Romania's Simona Halep.
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has reconsidered legally changing her surname to Sugarpova – her confectionary brand - for the two weeks of the US Open. The world’s highest-earning female athlete said getting a new passport would take too long.
Women’s tennis has been getting progressively faster and more powerful, but former Russian star, Anastasia Myskina, believes intelligence and tactics will still give players the edge in deciding the Grand Slams.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has topped the annual list of the world's 100 highest-paid athletes by Forbes magazine. The US boxer, whose nickname is Money, has earned $85 million, despite spending less than an hour in the ring.
TotalProSports has revealed the rating of the Most Googled Female Athletes in 2011. The list of 30 boasts 18 tennis stars, with four of them – unsurprisingly - Russians. However, one choice has raised a few questions.