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Sharapova will not request Wimbledon wildcard

News24 - Saturday 20th May, 2017

Paris - Maria Sharapova said on Friday she would not request a wildcard for Wimbledon, instead opting to play in qualifying for the tournament she won in 2004, as she returns from a doping ban.

"Because of my improved ranking after the first three tournaments of my return, I will also be playing the qualifying of Wimbledon in Roehampton, and will not be requesting a wildcard into the main draw," said Sharapova on her website.

The Russian former world number one was this week refused a wildcard for the French Open following her 15-month ban.

My grass court tournament schedule: https://t.co/IofLfxKJMx

- Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) May 19, 2017

Source: News24

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