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Maria Sharapova to miss Wimbledon qualifying through injury

Maria Sharapova to miss Wimbledon qualifying through injury

Maria Sharapova’s plans for Wimbledon have been changed: the Russian athlete will be unable to compete for the Grand Slam qualifying at Roehampton because of injury.

The fans of Maria Sharapova are totally unhappy with Maria’s absence at the upcoming Wimbledon tournament. The ex-first world No 1 and five-time Grand Slam champion confirmed her injury news on Facebook. She wrote:

‘After an additional scan, the muscle tear that I sustained in Rome will unfortunately not allow me to compete in the grass court tournaments I was scheduled to play.’

Maria faced some problems with a thigh during the Italian Open on 16 May, since then she has not played. The injury is rather serious, so the Russian athlete hopes to return at the end of July, by which time the grass court season will have ended. Pity.

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The returning of Maria Sharapova on the court

After a 15-month doping ban Maria comes back to the court, she received two wildcards in Rome and Stuttgart, as well as a wildcard for next week’s Aegon Classic in Birmingham. Unfortunately, Wimbledon qualifying at Roehampton starts on 26 June with the championships proper beginning on July 3.


So far, the ex-champion plans to continue to work on full and soon recovery to be in the top shape for the next scheduled tournament, Stanford.

The romance with the Spanish model Andres Velencoso is over, probably, Maria is too busy now with her returning to the tennis top. The Russian beauty has a lot to do with her coming back to the professional tennis court. Maria’s too short ban term got angry many her colleagues who believe she’s back too fast.