Tuesday, 14 July, 2020

Maria Sharapova earns wild card entry into US Open

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Maria Sharapova will make her first grand slam appearance in over a year after being awarded a wild card for the upcoming US Open.

Sharapova was suspended 15 months for her use of meldonium, a banned substance, and has returned to mixed reactions from fans and competitors.

Maria Sharapova will return to Grand Slam play later this month at the US Open.

"Her suspension under the terms of the tennis anti-doping program was completed and therefore was not one of the factors weighed in our wildcard selection process", a statement from the US Tennis Association on Tuesday read.

The 30-year-old Russian, a five-time major victor, was given one for Wimbledon qualifying but withdrew with an injury.

Sharapova pulled of this week's tournament in Cincinnati with an arm injury and is now ranked No 148 in the world after a disappointing run of form and fitness since her comeback in April. The final women's wild card for singles will be an Australian player named later.

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The Russian has played just nine matches this year and skipped this week's Cincinnati Masters after being forced out of action by an elbow injury in Stanford earlier this month.

Sharapova has been participating in tournaments via wildcard invitations, beginning in April on red clay at Stuttgart, Germany.

Sharapova, currently ranked at 148 on the WTA leaderboard, beat Justine Henin-Hardene to win her sole title in NY but she will now look to win a second US Open crown 11 years on from that triumph.

In its statement, the USTA also listed off former US Open Champions who have received US Open main draw wild cards, including Martina Hingis, Lleyton Hewitt, Kim Clijsters and Juan Martin del Potro.

Other women's wild card entries were granted to Taylor Townsend, Kayla Day, Sofia Kenn, Ashley Kratzer, Amandine Hesse and Brienne Minor.

The US Open runs from August 28 to September 10 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows, New York.

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