In an interview with TRT, the Canadian said she was against issuing wildcards to the Russian, who returned on Wednesday after a 15-month doping ban.
China's world number four Ding Junhui shocked five-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan 13-10 to reach the semifinals of the World Snooker Championship on Wednesday.
Maria Sharapova will know on May 16 if she will be granted a wildcard invitation for the French Open, the organisers of the May 28-June 11 grand slam tournament said on Wednesday.
China's Dalian Wanda Group, controlled by the country's richest man Wang Jianlin, has signed a deal to sponsor races with the world's top organizer, Abbott World Marathon Majors (WMM), the latest move by Wanda to expand its global sports business.
Chinese cue master Ding Junhui faces a firecracker of a quarterfinal against Ronnie "the Rocket" O'Sullivan on Tuesday as the Jiangsu province native continues his quest for a first World Snooker Championship title in Sheffield, UK.
China collected the second bronze medal at the 2017 IAAF World Relays on Sunday as their women's 4X100m team clocked a season best of 43.11 seconds.
Liu Wenbo made history on Saturday when the 16-year-old Chinese amateur won the Zhangjiagang Shuangshan Challenge to become the youngest winner on the China LPGA Tour.
Aya Ohori of Japan returns the shuttlecock to her compatriot Saena Kawakami during the women's singles final match at the 2017 China Masters Badminton Tournament in Changzhou, east China's Jiangsu province, April 23, 2017. Aya Ohori won the final 2-1 and claimed the title.
Chinese spiker Zhu Ting clinched her first title after joining Turkish side VakifBank in a 25-19, 25-13, 25-23 victory over Conegliano in the women's volleyball Champions League final held in Treviso, Italy on Sunday.
Rafael Nadal claimed a record-extending 10th Monte Carlo Masters title as he geared up for his beloved French Open with a 6-1 6-3 victory over fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos on Sunday.
British Olympic high jump silver medallist Germaine Mason has died aged 34 after a motorcycle crash in Jamaica.
Pool great dominates at nationals, but admits Tokyo Games in doubt
The story of Shakira's romance with Barcelona defender Gerard Pique is at the forefront of the megastar's latest single, 'Me Enamore'.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams on Wednesday appeared to suggest she is pregnant, posting a photo of herself in a bathing suit on the social media site Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks."
Tiger Woods took his first public golf shots in over two months during an event to announce his first public course on Tuesday but the former world number one remained noncommittal about his return to competitive action.
Kenya's Edna Kiplagat won the 121st running of the Boston Marathon on Monday in an unofficial time of two hours 21 minutes and 53 seconds, well ahead of her nearest competitors in the women's field.
Reports of the death of Chinese table tennis have been greatly exaggerated, or so it seemed on the final day of the ITTF Asian Championships in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, on April 16, as China's ping-pong stars crushed any opponents unfortunate enough to cross their path.
China's women's table tennis team was left in a spin on the weekend after Japanese teenager Miu Hirano blew the favorites away to claim a sensational victory at the 2017 Asian Table Tennis Championships.
Table tennis powerhouse China duly retained the men's team title here on Wednesday, beating the South Korean squad coached by Kim Taek Soo 3-0 in the final.
Lewis Hamilton is keeping his fingers crossed that he and Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel can have a proper battle in Bahrain on Sunday after last year's race did neither of them any favours.
Formula E eyes new Shanghai race as sponsors aim to boost profile
China's badminton head coach Li Yongbo has stepped down from the head coach post of China's national team and will be reassigned to an advisory panel with the Chinese Olympic Committee, qq.com reported on Tuesday.
QINGDAO, China - World champion Sun Yang won the men's 400m freestyle with the world's best time of the year at the Chinese National Swimming Championships on Monday.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton mastered mixed conditions to win the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday, leading the race lights to flag.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Sergio Garcia finally showed he has what it takes to win a major, and he has a green jacket to prove it.
Despite claiming the first victory of the Formula One season in Australia just two weeks ago, Sebastian Vettel claims that Mercedes are still the firm favorites coming into round two at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai.
Formula One triple champion Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes will have to raise their game if they are to beat a resurgent Ferrari in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.
Revered coach ready for Tokyo challenge after sticking with Team China, Xinhua's Xue Yanwen and Yao Youming write.
Uzbeki wrestler Artur Taymazov was stripped of his freestyle gold medal from the Beijing 2008 Olympics 96-120kg category following a positive doping sample in re-testing, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday.
Sitting out last week's Miami Open was rejuvenating for Novak Djokovic although it meant missing the chance to win a record seventh title in the tournament, Serbia's world number two said on Tuesday.