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Sharapova to enter Wimbledon qualifying tournament

Sharapova to enter Wimbledon qualifying tournament

The Roehampton qualifying tournament is ticketed for the first time this year and Sharapova will have to win three matches if she is to reach the main draw.

That came hours after the French tennis authorities turned her down for Roland Garros, saying it would be wrong to hand a wild card to a player returning from a doping suspension.

Sharapova was initially banned for two years after testing positive for then newly-banned heart condition drug meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.

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Maria Sharapova announces that she will attempt to secure her place at Wimbledon through the qualifying round rather than requesting a wildcard. Said the former World number one, Sharapova. The five-time Grand Slam champion will, however, receive no appearance fee, even though that is common at other events for leading players.

Maria Sharapova, of Russian Federation, serves the ball to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, of Croatia, during the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Sharapova will, however, attend the Aegon Classic in Birmingham two weeks prior to Wimbledon and a week before qualifying, after being granted a place at the event.

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Pic: ReutersFormer world number one Maria Sharapova has signed a deal with the Lawn Tennis Association to play at Birmingham's Aegon Classic for the next two years.

As the debate continues over whether certain tennis tour organisers have done the right thing by providing wild card entries to the "disgraced" Maria Sharapova, the Russian tennis star has given something back to her critics on Friday May 19.

The 30-year-old's comeback has divided opinion, with some fellow players criticising the decision to award her wildcard entries into WTA clay court tournaments in Stuttgart, Madrid and Rome. I'm very sorry for Maria, her fans but it is my mission to protect the game, the high standards of game played without any doping in the sport.

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He also clearly gave the impression he would be less confrontational than the United States has been of late. The above given information was reportedly attested when North Korea's state media confirmed the estimates.

On Thursday, Sharapova, who won the Birmingham event in 2004 and 2005, expressed her gratitude.


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