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Maria Sharapova Will Not Request Wild Card for Wimbledon

Maria Sharapova Will Not Request Wild Card for Wimbledon

Maria Sharapova in her match against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni at the Italian Open on Tuesday. Credit Max Rossi/Reuters. ROME - Three days after being denied entry to the French Open by the French Tennis Federation, Maria Sharapova announced that she ...

Former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova says she will not request a wildcard into this year's championships and will attempt to qualify instead. Maria Sharapova, of Russia, serves the ball to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, of Croatia, during the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Ever since she announced her drugs violation 14 months ago, in a Black Widow gown, Sharapova has sought to stage-manage the narrative. Maria Sharapova in her match against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni at the Italian Open on Tuesday. Credit Max Rossi/Reuters. ROME - Three days after being denied entry to the French Open by the French Tennis Federation, Maria Sharapova announced that she ...

Maria Sharapova announced Friday that she would not request one of the eight wild-card invitations to Wimbledon and instead will attempt to qualify her way into the Grand Slam event. RANCHO MIRAGE, CA - MARCH 28: Maria Sharapova of Russia making a key note 1 RANCHO MIRAGE, CA - MARCH 28: Maria Sharapova of Russia making a key note speech during the ANA Inspiring Women in Sports Conference as a preview for the ...

Maria Sharapova will enter Wimbledon qualifying rather than request a main-draw wildcard as she continues her comeback from a 15-month drug ban. The Lawn Tennis Association admitted that it has not questioned the morality of giving doping offender Maria Sharapova a wildcard into its pre-Wimbledon event in Birmingham.

THE Lawn Tennis Association have rewarded drug cheat Maria Sharapova by handing her a wild card to play at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham for the next two years. Michael Downey, chief executive of the Lawn Tennis Association, has insisted that his decision to grant Maria Sharapova a wild card into the Aegon Classic Birmingham had “not been taken lightly”.
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