Sharapov to play Wimbledon qualifying


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

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.