Sharapov to play Wimbledon qualifying
Maria Sharapova has the intention to play in the qualifying tournament for Wimbledon.
On her website the former world number 1 wrote:
An update on my grass court tournament schedule.
A few months ago, I received a wild card offer from Birmingham, one of my most memorable tournaments as a young player. I am so grateful and excited to be playing this event again!
Because of my improved ranking after the first three tournaments of my return, I will also be playing the Qualifying of Wimbledon in Roehampton, and will not be requesting a wild card into the main draw.
I have already started getting treatment on the injury I sustained a few days ago in Rome, and will begin my preparation as soon I get better.
Maria returned to the WTA Tour in Stuttgart and also played Madrid and Rome, although she was forced to retire through injury from her match against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the second round.
The Russian won Wimbledon in 2004.