Russian Tennis Star Sharapova Gets Wildcard For WTA

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Moscow(July 28, 2017): Russian Tennis star Maria Sharapova, who made a comeback to the sport in April after 15-month suspension, has been granted a wildcard for the WTA (Women Tennis Association) tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio, set to be held on August 12-20.

The organizers of the tennis tournament in the US city of Cincinnati also issued wildcards to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, Sloane Stephens of the United States and Marketa Vondrousova from the Czech Republic.

Sharapova is Russia’s most decorated tennis player having won a total of five Grand Slam tournaments, namely the Australian Open in 2008, the French Open in 2012 and 2014, Wimbledon in 2004 and the US Open in 2006.

She also clinched the silver in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and was the 2008 Federations Cup champion.

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Originally Posted on Abbtak Tv

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