Create
Notifications
New User posted their first comment
Advertisement

BREAKING NEWS: Maria Sharapova retires from tennis

MariaSharapova - Cropped
Russian Maria Sharapova
Omnisport
NEWS
Modified 26 Feb 2020, 18:46 IST
News
Advertisement

Maria Sharapova has announced her retirement from professional tennis at the age of 32.

A five-time grand slam champion, Sharapova has struggled with injuries in recent years while she also served a 15-month ban after testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.

Announcing her decision to step away from the game in Vogue and Vanity Fair, she wrote: "How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known? 

"How do you walk away from the courts you’ve trained on since you were a little girl, the game that you love — one which brought you untold tears and unspeakable joys — a sport where you found a family, along with fans who rallied behind you for more than 28 years?

"I'm new to this, so please forgive me. Tennis — I'm saying goodbye."

Published 26 Feb 2020, 18:46 IST
Advertisement
Fetching more content...
App download animated image Get the free App now
❤️ Favorites Edit