Federer, Sharapova among those looking for redemption in 2009
After an auspicious start in 2008, injuries derailed the rest of Maria Sharapova's season. Now healthy and hungry, she is among a handful of stars seeking a new beginning.
Hello Everyone! I am finally back on the court hitting tennis balls again! It is such a relief to be out there enjoying every second of it.
It's been five months since Maria Yuryevna Sharapova last raised a racket with malice in her heart, more than six months since she was ranked No. 1 in the world and seemed poised to dominate women's tennis.
There has been little news of the long, cool Russian's ailing right shoulder, until
Tuesday morning, ...
Read full story
ESPN.COM'S LOOK AT THE YEAR AHEAD
What to expect across the sports spectrum in 2009? ESPN.com offers things you might see coming, some you won't and some that will just flat-out surprise. Predictions to consider: