First Post-Ban Slam Maria Sharapova Receives US Open Wildcard


NEW YORK: Five-time significant champion Maria Sharapova of Russia will play her first Fabulous Pummel occasion since serving a 15-month doping suspension in the wake of accepting a trump card Tuesday into the US Open.

The move by the US Tennis Affiliation (USTA) comes after Sharapova, positioned 148th this week, was rejected for a trump card spot into the French Open and missed Wimbledon with thigh damage.

Sharapova tried positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open and was suspended by the Worldwide Tennis Organization, a boycott that finished in April. From that point forward, Sharapova has required special cases to get into competitions, drawing feedback from some kindred experts.

“Also, Sharapova has volunteered to address youthful tennis players at the USTA National Grounds about the significance of the tennis hostile to doping program and the moral duty every player needs to follow the program’s prerequisites.”

Sharapova had been denied a trump card to the primary draw or the qualifying competition of the French Open this year since she was falling off a doping suspension. “In spite of the fact that there can be a trump card after damage, there can’t be one for an arrival from doping,” the leader of the French Tennis Organization, Bernard Giudicelli, said at the time.

sharapova played her first us coordinate since walk 2015 at stanford, overcoming american jennifer brady 6-1, 4-6, 6-0. in any case, in the triumph, sharapova endured the lower arm damage that has sidelined her since, even in the wake of touching base in cincinnati cheerful of playing as a trump card in the last major tuneup before the us open. “following the specialist’s recommendation on location, as a safety measure for the us open, i am lamentably pulling back from the competition with the left lower arm damage i maintained in stanford,” sharapova said.