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Sharapova to enter Wimbledon qualifying and will not request main draw wildcard

Maria Sharapova will enter Wimbledon qualifying rather than request a main-draw wildcard as she continues her comeback from a 15-month drug ban. The 30-year-old Russian was denied a wildcard for the French Open, with tournament officials saying her doping suspension ...

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Sharapova signs two-year deal to play at Birmingham

Former world number one Maria Sharapova has signed a deal with the Lawn Tennis Association to play at Birmingham’s Aegon Classic for the next two years. The five-time Grand Slam winner, 30, has been given a wildcard for the event ...

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'No grounds' for Sharapova wildcard decision – WTA

French Open organisers had “no grounds to penalise” Maria Sharapova by denying her a wildcard entry to the tournament, says the Women’s Tennis Association. The Russian, 30, was ranked too low to gain direct entry as she continues her return ...

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Maria Sharapova: French Open tournament director Guy Forget expects wildcard controversy

The decision on whether to give Maria Sharapova a French Open wildcard will cause controversy when announced, tournament director Guy Forget says. Sharapova, 30, has played in three events since her 15-month ban for using meldonium ended in April. A ...

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Strong field could await Sharapova in Birmingham

Maria Sharapova will feature alongside eight of the world’s top 10 if she accepts a wildcard for next month’s Aegon Classic in Birmingham. Britain’s Johanna Konta will play, along with Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova and Angelique Kerber, who will return ...

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Sharapova to be offered Aegon Classic wildcard

Maria Sharapova will be offered a wildcard into next month’s Aegon Classic in Birmingham. Sources told BBC Sport that discussions between Sharapova’s team and the Lawn Tennis Association are under way. The move has the blessing of outgoing LTA chief ...

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Bouchard sees off Sharapova in epic to reach Madrid Open third round

Eugenie Bouchard outlasted Maria Sharapova – the woman she called a “cheat” – in a marathon three-setter to reach round three of the Madrid Open. Bouchard criticised Sharapova as she made her comeback from a drugs ban at the Stuttgart ...

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Sharapova will face Bouchard at Madrid Open

Maria Sharapova set up a match against Eugenie Bouchard with a first-round win at the Madrid Open on Sunday. Canadian Bouchard called Sharapova “a cheater” prior to the Russian’s return to competitive action in April after a 15-month doping ban. ...

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Grand Slams do not need Sharapova coverage – Murray

World number one Andy Murray says Grand Slams face a “different decision” from smaller tournaments when it comes to giving Maria Sharapova a wildcard. Sharapova, 30, needs an invitation to compete at this month’s French Open after defeat in the ...

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Grand Slams do not need Sharapova coverage – Murray

World number one Andy Murray says Grand Slams face a “different decision” from smaller tournaments when it comes to giving Maria Sharapova a wildcard. Sharapova, 30, needs an invitation to compete at this month’s French Open after defeat in the ...

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