Sharapova set for wildcard entry in Birmingham: report

Tennis - WTA Stuttgart Tennis Grand Prix - Maria Sharapova of Russia v Roberta Vinci of Italy - Stuttgart, Germany - 26/4/17. Maria Sharapova of Russia in action. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
Tennis – WTA Stuttgart Tennis Grand Prix – Maria Sharapova of Russia v Roberta Vinci of Italy – Stuttgart, Germany – 26/Four/17. Maria Sharapova of Russia in motion.

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Former world primary Maria Sharapova will be awarded a wildcard by using the Lawn Tennis Affiliation (LTA) to play at subsequent month’s Aegon Traditional in Birmingham, consistent with a File within the Instances.

Sharapova’s current rating of 258, after a return from a 15-month doping suspension remaining month, was too low to benefit a right away entry for the grasscourt experience and the organizers need to supply her one of the crucial 4 on hand wild playing cards, the Report said.

The 30-12 months-outdated Russian final gained the Birmingham experience in 2005 however her most contemporary look was once in 2010.

“We Are within the technique of finding out which players will receive wild playing cards for our summer season season grass-court tournaments,” an LTA spokesman informed the Occasions.

The 5-time grand slam winner Sharapova reached the Stuttgart Grand Prix semi-finals last month in her first tournament due to the fact that being banned however misplaced 7-5 2-6 6-4 to Canadian Eugenie Bouchard within the 2nd round of the Madrid Open on Monday.

The match is scheduled from June 17-25 on the Edgbaston Priory Membership in advance of the Wimbledon, starting on July Three.

Sharapova’s hopes of that includes on this 12 months’s Wimbledon may hinge on a June 20 meeting of event organizers until the Russian finds Form in the impending experience in Rome.

(Reporting through Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; editing through Sudipto Ganguly)

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