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Maria Sharapova

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The 5 Biggest Athletic Endorsement Deals In The Last 10 Years

Athletes not only sign big contracts on the field but off the field as well. Most athletes make more money off of their endorsement deals than their actual contract salary.

08/22/2014

Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot to Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia during the Bank of the West Classic at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium at Stanford University on July 27, 2011. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Sharapova To Skip Bank Of The West Classic At Stanford

Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from next week’s Bank of the West Classic at Stanford because of a left hip injury suffered during Wimbledon.

07/15/2013

Serena Williams returns a shot to Maria Sharapova of Russia during the Bank of the West Classic at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium at Stanford University on July 29, 2011. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Serena Williams Defeats Sharapova At Bank Of The West Classic

Serena Williams put on a clinic with precision serving and a sharp ground game to get the better of second-seeded Maria Sharapova, 6-1, 6-3, in the quarterfinals of the Bank of the West Classic.

CBS San Francisco–07/29/2011

Serena Williams acknowledges the crowd after her win over Anastasia Rodionova of Australia during the Bank of the West Classic at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium at Stanford University on July 26, 2011. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Serena Williams To Face Sharapova At Bank Of The West Classic

Serena Williams beat Russian Maria Kirilenko 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 Thursday at the Bank of the West Classic to set up a quarterfinal match with Maria Sharapova in a battle of former world No. 1s.

CBS San Francisco–07/28/2011

Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot to Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia during the Bank of the West Classic at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium at Stanford University on July 27, 2011. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Sharapova Makes Quarterfinals At Bank Of The West Classic

Second-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia set up a possible quarterfinal match with Serena Williams, beating Slovakia’s Daniela Hantuchova 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 Wednesday night at the Bank of the West Classic.

CBS San Francisco–07/27/2011

Maria Sharapova (Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Tennis Grunts And Cans Of Corn

Maria Sharapova faces Petra Kvitova in the women’s finals at Wimbledon Saturday. In a Madden segment several years ago, John and Al Hart discussed Sharapova and the player grunting that was becoming part of the soundtrack in professional tennis matches.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/01/2011

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