The five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has retired from tennis and is saying goodbye to the sport at 32. In an article, Maria said her body had become a destruction due to the shoulder injuries she faced.
Maria Sharapova is a Russian resident and she won her first Grand Slam at Wimbledon in 2004 aged 17. She completed her career slam of all four major titles by winning the French Open in 2012. She served a 15-month ban after testing positive for a drug called meldonium.
After her ban, Maria returned to the scene but struggled to regain her form and suffered from a number of injuries. She registered her lowest ranking since August 2002 at 373 in the world. She also lost in the first round of her past three Grand Slam tournaments.
After 28 years and five Grand Slam titles, though, I’m ready to scale another mountain-to compete on a different type of terrain Maria said.
The whole year of 2019 did not see Maria Sharapova playing and she has played only twice this year. This includes a loss to Croat Donna Vekic in her last competitive appearance at the Australian Open first round.
Petra Kvitova, a two-time Grand Slam champion appreciated ever sharing a court with Maria Sharapova.