Australian Open 2018: Maria Sharapova takes inspiration from Roger Federer, Serena Williams to get back to top
"I definitely take great examples of a Federer or a Nadal or a Serena that have continued to have the motivation that they do at this age," said Sharapova.
Australian Open 2018: Angelique Kerber sets up 3rd round clash against Maria Sharapova; Dominic Thiem survives
Angelique Kerber celebrated her 30th birthday with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Donna Vekic to advance to the third round of the Australian Open.
Australian Open 2018: Maria Sharapova eases into 3rd round; Garbine Muguruza, Johanna Konta knocked out
Maria Sharapova suffered a late wobble in the blazing centre court heat before easing past 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova while Garbine Muguruza, Jo Konta were ousted.
Australian Open 2018: Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic to be in action on a sweltering Day 4
Roger Federer resumes his title defence against German Jan-Lennard Struff with top five seeds Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem also in action on day four.
Sharapova beat Germany's Tatjana Maria 6-1, 6-4 while Raonic was beaten 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) by Lucas Lacko.
Australian Open 2018: Maria Sharapova will be unfazed by negative reception from crowd, says Mats Wilander
Sharapova will be playing Tatjana Maria in the first round at the Margaret Court Arena, in what will be her first match in Melbourne for two years.
Brisbane International: Garbine Muguruza withdraws with cramps as cloud gathers over Australian Open participation
Wimbledon champion Muguruza was unable to continue and handed the match to Krunic 5-7, 7-6 (7/3), 2-1.
With the title, Goerges is set to end the season with a career-high ranking of World No 14.
After Goerges beat Anastasija Sevastova 6-3 6-3 in the first semi-final, American Vandeweghe took to court to outplay Australian Ashleigh Barty with the same scoreline.
WTA Elite Trophy: Julia Goerges sends Kristina Mladenovic packing; Sloane Stephens exits after retiring injured
Goerges joins American CoCo Vandeweghe, Australia's Ashleigh Barty, and Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia in the race to the final in Zhuhai, southern China.
WTA Elite Trophy: Ashleigh Barty overwhelms Angelique Kerber to reach semis, Coco Vandeweghe cruises
Barty, the youngest player at the season-ending tournament in China, needed just one hour and 11 minutes to down her German opponent 6-3, 6-4 at Zhuhai's Hengqin International Tennis Center.
WTA Elite Trophy: Anastasija Sevastova downs US Open champ Sloane Stephens; Kristina Mladenovic loses
Stephens was beaten by Sevastova in two straight sets 7-5, 6-3 in one hour and 28 minutes at the Hengqin International Tennis Centre.
It was Sharapova's first appearance since she was beaten by Sevastova at the US Open in early September and gets her stop-start return from a doping ban back on track.
Katerina Siniakova beat a top-20 player for the sixth time this year when she ousted Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the Wuhan Open.
The tough realities of the tour gave Sloane Stephens some perspective — talent alone may not yield titles. After all, the field is filled with talent — it’s the mental edge that makes the difference at this level, and Stephens showed that edge on Saturday.
US Open 2017: Former champion Venus Williams joins Kevin Anderson and two other first-timers in semis
US ninth seed Williams, seeking her third US Open crown, advanced to a Thursday match-up against 83rd-ranked compatriot Sloane Stephens for a spot in Saturday's final.
US Open 2017: Venus Williams beats Petra Kvitova, sets up all-American semi-final against Sloane Stephens
Venus Williams reached her third Major semi-final of the season — something she last did 15 years ago — by edging Petra Kvitova 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(2).
US Open 2017: Sloane Stephens continues remarkable comeback, downs Anastasija Sevastova to make semi-finals
Sloane Stephens edged No 16 seed Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4) to reach the final four of a Grand Slam for the first time since 2013.
Highlights US Open 2017: Kevin Anderson, Venus Williams, Pablo Carreno Busta, Sloane Stephens enter semis
It's time for the quarter-finals at US Open 2017. Follow our live blog for regular scores and updates from Flushing Meadows.
Sloane Stephens and Kaia Kanepi have fought major foot issues, Petra Kvitova rallied from a home attack from a knife-wielding intruder and Anastasija Sevastova took nearly two years off with back and muscle injuries.